Chesterfield were denied a first win in seven games as Luke Waterfall's late header secured a draw for Scunthorpe.

Marc Richards gave the hosts an early lead, firing beyond Sam Slocombe from the edge of the box after Waterfall had failed to deal with a low cross.

After the break Jamie Devitt hit the crossbar with a free-kick and Richards had a header ruled out for offside.

An unchallenged Waterfall equalised two minutes from time when he sent Terry Hawkridge's free-kick past Tommy Lee.

The point moves Chesterfield up to third in League Two while Scunthorpe are two points behind the Spireites in eighth.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Particularly after Tuesday we wanted a solid performance to bounce back. If we lose a game we have to make sure we respond.

"There was good movement off the ball, if you put a good ball in we have the strength to attack it.

"It was a very windy day and kicking against the wind, we had no idea where the ball was going to be landing.

"But they worked extremely hard and stuck by the task."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 25 Talbot
  • 15 Humphreys
  • 02 Banks Booked
  • 06 Cooper (Hird - 57' )
  • 23 Evatt
  • 16 Devitt (Darikwa - 68' )
  • 12 Ryan
  • 09 Richards
  • 10 O'Shea (Gnanduillet - 78' )
  • 11 Roberts

Substitutes

  • 04 Hird
  • 07 Darikwa
  • 08 Togwell
  • 20 Chapman
  • 21 Gnanduillet
  • 24 Porter
  • 28 McSheffrey

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 26 Byrne
  • 03 Dawson
  • 24 Syers
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 15 Waterfall
  • 10 Esajas (Adelakun - 68' )
  • 04 McAllister
  • 28 Spencer (Iwelumo - 81' )
  • 29 Winnall
  • 14 Hawkridge

Substitutes

  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 09 Iwelumo
  • 13 Severn
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 19 Collins
  • 20 Howe
  • 23 Wootton
Ref: Scott Duncan
Att: 6,346

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

4 4

Corners

7 7

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

90:00 +4:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

90:00 +3:51

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:51

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Scunthorpe United).

90:00 +2:54

Attempt saved. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +2:21

Attempt missed. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +1:42

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:42

Foul by David Syers (Scunthorpe United).

90:00 +0:37

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +0:09

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

90:00 +0:09

Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:24

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:24

Foul by Chris Iwelumo (Scunthorpe United).

88:43

Hand ball by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

87:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 1, Scunthorpe United 1. Luke Waterfall (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge.

87:00

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

87:00

Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:18

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

83:00

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:54

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

82:15

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:15

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

81:19

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

81:19

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Chris Iwelumo replaces James Spencer.

79:53 Booking

Booking Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

79:37

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

79:37

Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Jay O'Shea.

77:30

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Clifford Byrne.

76:49

Attempt saved. Luke Waterfall (Scunthorpe United) header from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

76:27

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Sam Hird.

74:00

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:51

Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

72:15

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

71:55

Attempt blocked. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

71:01

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

71:01

James Spencer (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:48

(Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:48

Foul by James Spencer (Scunthorpe United).

68:34

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

67:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Tendayi Darikwa replaces Jamie Devitt.

67:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Etienne Esajas.

66:55

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

66:55

Luke Waterfall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:03

Marc Richards (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:03

Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

61:40

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Sam Hird.

59:39

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

59:00

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:54

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

56:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Sam Hird replaces Liam Cooper because of an injury.

55:52

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

55:41

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

54:33

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Mirfin.

52:40

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

52:22

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Mirfin.

46:55

Attempt missed. Etienne Esajas (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45:41

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

45:00

Second Half begins Chesterfield 1, Scunthorpe United 0.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Scunthorpe United 0.

45:00 +0:37

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:00 +0:12

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

40:34

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:34

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

39:42

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

39:42

Clifford Byrne (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:33

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

33:33

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

30:42

Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right.

30:18

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Sam Winnall.

29:43

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

29:06

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

28:21

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

27:47

David Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:47

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

26:00

Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:59

Foul by James Spencer (Scunthorpe United).

24:56

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

21:57

Attempt saved. Etienne Esajas (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

21:27

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:36

Luke Waterfall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:36

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

17:36

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

15:10

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

7:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 1, Scunthorpe United 0. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ritchie Humphreys.

3:27

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

2:55

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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