SPIREITES MATCH REPORT: Chesterfield 1 Burton Albion 1

Jay O'Shea on the ball for Spireites
Jay O'Shea on the ball for Spireites

CHESTERFIELD came from behind to gain a point but had sub Jack Lester sent off in added time.

Spireites were looking to reverse recent form in this fixture.


The Brewers have won the last three contests between the sides and prior to that, they nicked a last minute equaliser to disappoint Spireites.

This season on their league travels they’ve won three games but in a total of 10 trips, have scored just six goals and conceded16. Only rock bottom Barnet have scored fewer, and they of course won 1-0 at the Proact in Paul Cook’s first match in charge.

Cook, who lost out to Southend’s Paul Sturrock in the Manager of the Month stakes, was looking to make it 15 points from 15 on the back of a terrific performance at Port Vale whilst the home supporters were looking forward to seeing attacking midfielder Jay O’Shea, man of the match a week ago, now on his home debut.

Bell was mighty close to giving Albion the lead, his 25 yard free-kick struck the upright as the hosts’ play turned a little scrappy and on 34 minutes they paid the penalty.

MAGHOMA latched on to a Zola ball, held off Talbot and shot low into the far corner.

Weir hit high as Spireites struggled to recreate the level of football seen at Vale Park.

Richards had a shot blocked seconds after the restart and Burton had an effort chalked off, Maghoma was offside in converting following a Zola header as the period started at full pelt.

Chesterfield grabbed a deserved equaliser on 74 minutes. Randall delivered from the left and RICHARDS planted a header on target.

In added time Lester was sent off for needlessly wrestling over Diamond.