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Adam Thompson marked his return to the starting line-up by firing Southend United to a 1-0 win against Chesterfield at Roots Hall.
The centre-back – who had been on the bench for the Shrimpers’ last three league games – netted the only goal of the game with a neatly struck half volley in the first half.
And Thompson’s effort also saw Blues get back to winning ways after suffering a 3-0 defeat at Rochdale last Saturday.
ADAM THOMPSON’S first half goal was enough to sink Chesterfield and lift Southend United out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone as the Blues produced a workmanlike performance to secure all three points at Roots Hall Stadium.
Adam Thompson scored his first goal of the season as Southend clung on to a narrow League One win over struggling Chesterfield.
Thompson's first-half strike meant Southend move up to 19th and have won five of their last six matches at home, while Chesterfield drop to 21st.
The winner came in the 29th minute after Chesterfield failed to clear a corner and the ball fell to Thompson, who smashed home from 10 yards.
A first half Adam Thompson goal decided matters at Roots Hall as the Spireites lost their Sky Bet League One game 1-0 away at Southend United.
The hosts opened the scoring when the Spireites were unable to clear their lines following a corner and defender Thompson smashed home.
A more even second half followed, but the Spireites were unable to carve out the clear chance they craved to get themselves level.
Adam Thompson scored the only goal of the game as Chesterfield’s long wait for a win away from the Proact continued.
The Spireites are without a win away from home since beating Barnsley at Oakwell last season - ten away trips ago.
Thompson’s first-half strike separated the two sides on a sunny day at Roots Hall.