Peterborough 2-0 Chesterfield: Washington at the double
Last Updated: 26/12/15 9:14pm
Chesterfield were plunged deeper into relegation trouble as they went down 2-0 at Peterborough, for whom red-hot striker Conor Washington struck both goals.
Washington took his scoring streak to 11 goals in as many games to consign the Spireites, for whom new boss Danny Wilson had a watching brief at the ABAX Stadium, to a seventh successive league defeat.
Washington broke the deadlock in first-half stoppage time when left with a simple task of heading in a glorious Marcus Maddison cross from eight yards.
And he clinched victory with 14 minutes to go, firing past Tommy Lee after being released by home debutant Martin Samuelsen.
That goal arrived only seconds after an assistant referee's flag had cut short Harry Beautyman's celebrations for the hosts as he slid in a Jon Taylor cross-shot from an offside position.
Freefalling Chesterfield, under the caretaker guidance of Mark Smith, posed little attacking threat with Posh goalkeeper Ben Alnwick only required to make one routine save from an Ollie Banks header in the first half.