Chesterfield 3-3 Gillingham – League 1

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Chesterfield threw away a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Gillingham as a 95th minute Scott Wagstaff goal stole a point for the visitors.

Connor Wilkinson opened the scoring after little more than 60 seconds and Kristian Dennis doubled the hosts’ advantage from the spot not long after the start of the second half.

A Jay  Emmanuel-Thomas penalty pulled one back for the Gills, but Wilkinson’s second of the evening restored the two-goal advantage in the 72nd  minute.

However, a second Emmanuel-Thomas spot kick set up a nervy conclusion and in the final minute of additional time, Wagstaff found the net to snatch an unlikely point for Gillingham.

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FC Halifax Town 4-0 Bradford Park Avenue – National North

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FC Halifax Town were comfortable victors in Saturday’s West Yorkshire derby against Bradford Park Avenue at the Shay.

The Shaymen were threatening to record a cricket score at one stage, finding the net three times inside the opening twenty minutes – including a brace from Alex Simmons on his home debut.

However, after an early flurry, the goals subsided until shortly before the hour mark, when Jordan Sinnott made it 4-0 to secure a third victory in four outings for Halifax.

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Chesterfield 3-1 Northampton Town – League 1

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Conor Wilkinson’s double earned Chesterfield a first victory in five league games as they brought Northampton Town’s incredible 31-game unbeaten run to an end.

A goal in either half from Wilkinson, making his home debut after joining on deadline day, put the Spireites in a commanding position.

The Cobblers briefly threatened a comeback when Paul Anderson pulled a goal back shortly after the hour mark, but Kristian Dennis flicked Dion Donohue’s strike home twenty minutes from time to seal a 3-1 victory for the home side.

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