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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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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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Chesterfield 1-3 Millwall – League 1

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Chesterfield suffered a first home defeat of the season as Steve Morison’s first-half brace helped Millwall to a 3-1 victory in North Derbyshire.

Shane Ferguson put the visitors ahead inside a quarter of an hour, before Morison scored twice in four minutes to give the Lions a three-goal lead at the interval.

The Spireites battled in the second half and Sam Hird’s 65th minute header appeared to give them a glimmer of hope. However, they struggled to break down the solid Millwall backline and, in truth, a comeback rarely looked likely as the Lions travelled home with all three points.

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Chesterfield 2-0 Walsall – League 1

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Ched Evans’ incredible start to life at Chesterfield continued on Tuesday evening as the Welshman scored twice to help the Spireites earn a 2-0 win over Walsall.

Two stunning second half goals from Evans meant the hosts made it a second consecutive home victory and, as a result, moved to the summit of the League 1 table.

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Chesterfield 3-1 Swindon Town – League 1

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Ched Evans was involved in a trio of goals on his home debut as Chesterfield defeated Swindon Town 3-1 at the Proact Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

It was Evans’ free kick that led to the opener, as Gary Liddle headed home his first ever Spireites goal after the Robins goalkeeper had tipped the original strike on to the crossbar.

The Welshman then won the spot kick that Jay O’Shea duly converted on the stroke of half time, before firing home Gboly Ariyibi’s cross to get himself on the scoresheet in the second half.

Darnell Furlong scored a late consolation for the visitors, but it was nothing more and Danny Wilson’s side ran out deserved victors in their opening home game of the new campaign. (more…)