CHESTERFIELD, fresh from their win at Burton on Saturday, turned their attentions today to another promotion-chasing outfit, Port Vale but were hit by a goal five minutes from time.
Paul Cook’s side found themselves a goal down after only five minutes.But they hit back from that Purse blow to take the lead with a two-goal salvo from Marc Richards.
The striker scored after 16 and 19 minutes to put Spireites 2-1 ahead. It looked good for Spireites but then former Millers striker Pope equalised with 85 minutes on the clock.
Chesterfield (4-4-1-1): Lee, Brindley, Trotman, Cooper, Townsend, Darikwa, Randall, Togwell, Talbot, O’Shea, Richards. Subs: Barrington, Hird, Clay, Whitaker, Lester, Henshall, Gnanduillet.
Port Vale (4-4-2): Neal, Yates, Purse, Chilvers, Taylor, Jones, Loft, Griffith, Myrie-Williams, Andrew, Pope. Subs: Johnson, McCombe, Shuker, Morsy, Williamson, Duffy, Birchall.
Ref: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)