Wombles edge past Spireites

The 29-year-old was the joint-top scorer in the division last

season and opened his account for the new campaign in the 35th

minute, sweeping home after collecting Angus MacDonald’s lofted

through ball.

The visitors, relegated from League One last season, made much

of the early running with Drew Talbot immediately involved, finding

Marc Richards who teed himself up before volleying wide of Seb

Brown’s goal.

Talbot could have twice put John Sheridan’s side ahead after

that but found Brown equal to his stinging drives, before Warren

Cummings cleared Jordan Bowery’s goal-bound effort off the

line.

Midson then made Chesterfield pay for their wastefulness in

front of goal but the Spireites piled on the pressure in the second

half in search of an equaliser.

Brown had to be at his best to deny Sam Togwell, diving low to

turn his strike round the post but that was the best opportunity

they could muster as the Dons held on.