FULL TIME: YEOVIL 3 CHESTERFIELD 2

Gregor Robertson challenges for the ball.
Gregor Robertson challenges for the ball.

TWICE they led, but defeat means Chesterfield are back in League Two after just one season at this level.

Twice they led, but defeat means Chesterfield are back in League Two after just one season at this level.

Yeovil were forced into an early change, Obika being replaced by Agard and in the 8th minute Randall’s deep ball fooled the defence and, at the far post, Bowery stabbed home to give Chesterfield a desperately needed lead.

Spireites were pegged back on 26. Blizzard won the ball and with Thompson down after a head bang, he passed to Williams who returned the favour for Blizzard to stroke home from close range.

After the break a lovely move earned Spireites a corner but Moussa’s delivery was a touch high but on 69 they found a lifeline.

Moussa fed Whitaker whose 25 yarder deflected off a boot to nestle in the back of the net, his third goal in three games.

With just 17 minutes to go the equilibrium was again restored as Agard shot on the turn from the box-edge to mean Spireites must score again.

Westcarr had a golden opportunity but Walker got a faint touch to deflect it for a corner and a chance to stay up went begging.

Super-sub Boden replaced Mendy with the season set to end here and now and it all but seemed to as Williams fired home from well outside the box with just 10 minutes remaining.

With a draw not being enough, Spireites continued to plug away but Westcarr shot way over and Bowery’s cross was gathered by Walker as the visitors were unable to find the right gear to threaten to keep the contest alive.

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