Braintree came out in the second half with renewed impetus, and looked like they might be able to get a goal back with a couple of sights of goal, but Chesterfield soon extinguished that impetus with their fourth goal on 53 minutes. Tandiya Darikwa ran at the Braintree defence, and his cross took a sizeable deflection and looped up and to the feet of Gary Roberts, who let the ball bounce before thumping a half volley into the net. After having a goal ruled out for offside, Chesterfield added a fifth on 74 minutes. Roberts sent in a powerful low cross from the left, and defender Remy Clerima deflected the ball into his own net. Braintree then managed to create their best chances of the game, forcing an excellent save from the keeper and having a shot headed off the line, but it was Chesterfield who scored the final goal of the game and their sixth. Dan Gardiner played a perfect ball low forward into the path of Doyle, who took the ball forward before slotting the ball low just inside the post from just outside the area.
So, a convincing scoreline and one that fairly reflected proceedings. This was a much more entertaining game than the one-sided scoreline might suggest, and full credit to Chesterfield for that, as they kept up their intensity throughout and delivered a very professional performance. Braintree will surely be disappointed with a poor performance on their big day, with particularly their defence too often slow to react and soft in the challenge, although at least they did not completely throw in the towel in the second half and battle gamely to try and at least get a consolation goal - they were just completely outclassed.
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