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Chesterfield 2-2 Doncaster Rovers

Jimmy Ryan

Jimmy Ryan scored a late equaliser as Chesterfield came from 2-0 down to draw with play-off rivals Doncaster.

James Coppinger put Doncaster ahead with a shot high into the corner before an unmarked Andy Butler headed inside Tommy Lee's post.

But Eoin Doyle got Chesterfield back into the game before the break when he pounced on a pass from Sam Morsy.

Ryan then steered the ball past Stephen Bywater in the 87th minute to complete the spirited fight-back.

Chesterfield assistant manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We got caught cold for the first nine minutes, we knew Doncaster had individual players that can hurt you at any time.

"But I thought with the honesty and endeavour from the players, we thoroughly deserved the point in the end.

"I thought the tempo of the game was good and both teams were trying to win the game which was good for the fans."

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Paul Dickov: Doncaster manager on Chesterfield draw

"We're disappointed. You've got to give Chesterfield credit for getting back into the game, they're a very good team.

"But we started really well and went 2-0 up. But then the last 15 minutes we dropped off.

"Second half, no disrespect to Chesterfield, we feel we should have been three or four up."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 16Raglan
  • 4Hird
  • 3JonesSubstituted forHarrisonat 45'minutes
  • 5MorsyBooked at 74mins
  • 8Ryan
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forEvattat 29'minutes
  • 10O'SheaBooked at 32minsSubstituted forHumphreysat 64'minutes
  • 12Clucas
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 15Humphreys
  • 18Harrison
  • 23Evatt
  • 24Banks
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 31Wright

Doncaster

  • 43Bywater
  • 22Wabara
  • 16Butler
  • 12McCullough
  • 17Stevens
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forBennettat 31'minutesBooked at 41minsSubstituted forTysonat 65'minutes
  • 18Keegan
  • 19Wellens
  • 10Forrester
  • 11Main
  • 20IkpeazuSubstituted forFurmanat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Furman
  • 6McCombe
  • 9Robinson
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Tyson
  • 15Wakefield
  • 23Bennett
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
7,839

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Doncaster Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Doncaster Rovers 2.

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Attempt blocked. Byron Harrison (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield).

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Doncaster Rovers 2. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Eoin Doyle.

Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Dean Furman replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

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

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Sam Hird (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Paul Keegan.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Nathan Tyson replaces Kyle Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Jay O'Shea.

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

Attempt saved. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

Uche Ikpeazu (Doncaster Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Enda Stevens.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Enda Stevens.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Andy Butler.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons27167459253455
2Bristol City25166348222654
3Swindon27166552272554
4Preston27138641281347
5Chesterfield2710984136539
6Sheff Utd2511683228439
7Rochdale261151047351238
8Bradford2610793330337
9Fleetwood27107102726137
10Oldham2691073838037
11Peterborough27114123434037
12Doncaster269982831-336
13Notts County2798103034-435
14Port Vale28105133440-635
15Walsall268992628-233
16Scunthorpe2596103741-433
17Barnsley2695123639-332
18Gillingham2787123543-831
19Coventry28710112939-1031
20Crewe2785142549-2429
21Colchester2777133243-1128
22Crawley2869132647-2127
23Leyton Orient2768133543-826
24Yeovil2867152140-1925
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