FULL TIME: CHESTERFIELD 2 YEOVIL 2

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CHESTERFIELD had the boost of two goals from Jordan Bowery but were held at home by Yeovil.

The back four and keeper were all totally different to that on show at Brentford last weekend, though left back Nathan Smith, an ex-Yeovil player, did play at Griffin Park, though he was in midfield for that game.

Neal Trotman, 24, is a former Oldham man who played there under Sheridan, who subsequently sold him to Preston for £500,000 back in 2008. Tall and reasonably quick, he looks to be just what the back line needs, though many fans were disappointed to see never-say-die defender Dean Holden move to Rochdale in what appears set to become a permanent swap with Trotman.

Terry Skiverton’s visitors hadn’t won in nine games and werewinless on the road since the last day of last season.

Whilst Yeovil try to play football, they’re not afraid to get stuck in and, at present, head League One’s yellow card charts with 41 cautions .Spireites are at the bottom of that pile with just 19 and none in any of their last four games.

Spireites got just the start they needed in just the fourth minute. Having conceded a first minute free kick that Clarke blocked in the wall, the home side, kicking towards their own fans, saw Johnson feed Westcarr. His cross found Clarke whose flick was blocked and BOWERY was well placed to shoot the rebound home from close in.

Trotman had a header from a corner well saved and he put another header just wide from the next corner but from the goal kick Yeovil levelled.

Clifford threaded a perfect ball from the halfway line, right through the back four, for MASSEY to run on to and slip beyond Soderberg just before the half-hour mark.

Massey hit the side netting in a rare Glovers raid as the initiative built by Spireites ahead of the stoppage was blunted. In stoppage time, Clarke burst into the box and took a tumble. The referee very dramatically awarded a goal kick when everyone thought he was signalling for a penalty.

Half-time:

Spireites 1 Yeovil 1

Both sides had early excursions into their opponents’ penalty area in the early second half exchanges, but no-one could find the finesse needed to turn possession into chances. But a lovely piece of judgement saw the home side regain the lead.

Ford played a high ball forwards, BOWERY shook off his nearest defender and with the keeper rapidly advancing and well outside his box, lifted the ball above Stech and it bounced into the net with 55 minutes on the clock.

The Chesterfield striker had a chance for his hat-trick: Wotton’s back pass was under-hit, Bowery nipped in, stepped wide of the keeper but put his left footed angled effort into the side netting.

Westcarr saw a shot deflected for a corner as the home side stepped things up but the keeper caught Johnson’s delivery.

Yeovil levelled with 13 minutes remaining. Upson burst through the midfield and was upended outside the box. The free kick was taken by Upson, Smith in the wall blocked it but the ball rolled to Ehmer whose cross was deflected into his own goal by ALLOTT.

Bowery squared to Johnson whose 18 yard shot was deflected for a corner that saw Trotman hit the bar and Bowery just couldn’t stab the loose ball home. Whitaker came on for his 400th career league appearance, Ford went off, as Spireites switched to three at the back.

After being the better side for most of the game, there was an eerie silence around the B2net as the home fans anticipated another weekend in the drop zone and another game without a win.

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