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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Chesterfield

Eoin Doyle

Chesterfield retained top spot in League Two after a draw at fellow promotion hopefuls Scunthorpe.

The hosts took the lead when Paddy Madden's shot was spilled by visiting keeper Tommy Lee and striker Sam Winnall tapped home the rebound.

Eoin Doyle levelled from the spot before the interval after veteran full-back Ritchie Humphreys was brought down in the area by Terry Hawkridge.

Both teams pushed for a winner but it finished level.

The Spireites did have the ball in the net in the second half but Doyle's rebound was ruled out for offside.

Scunthorpe, who are unbeaten since Russ Wilcox replaced Brian Laws 14 matches ago, have now drawn their last five games and sit third.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We've been on a good run and it would have been nice to win again, but unfortunately we haven't.

"I think you must respect the opposition as well - Scunthorpe are a very good side, they've got good players throughout the team and they pose threats up front.

"I thought we'd go and dominate the second half, I really did, and I thought we'd kick on, but that never happened."

Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I think we showed what we're about - resolute and strong. We were maybe not as creative as we'd like to be but I thought the front two today caused Chesterfield problems.

"We got down the side of them of them fairly well, used that pace and the game could have gone either way at the end.

"I've not looked at the bigger picture today, I'm looking at us playing Chesterfield who are a terrific side and we matched them."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 18Nolan
  • 4McAllisterBooked at 33mins
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 61'minutes
  • 24SyersSubstituted forSparrowat 76'minutes
  • 27Madden
  • 29Winnall
  • 30Williams

Substitutes

  • 7Sparrow
  • 13Severn
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Collins
  • 25Boyce
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 39Hayes

Chesterfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lee
  • 7Darikwa
  • 15Humphreys
  • 5Morsy
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 12RyanBooked at 64mins
  • 26GardnerSubstituted forTalbotat 61'minutes
  • 11Roberts
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forGnanduilletat 66'minutes
  • 2BanksSubstituted forRichardsat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 4Hird
  • 9Richards
  • 10O'Shea
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 25Talbot
  • 35Dunbavin
Referee:
Lee Mason
Attendance:
6,131

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home3
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Chesterfield 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Chesterfield 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is too high.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

  12. Post update

    Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Sparrow replaces Dave Syers.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

  19. Post update

    Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Oliver Banks.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield301510548272155
2Scunthorpe301313442281452
3Oxford Utd301312540241651
4Rochdale29155946341250
5Burton2914873328550
6Fleetwood281531045331248
7Southend29138836251147
8Newport2610973530539
9Dag & Red30109113738-139
10Plymouth29109102731-439
11Hartlepool30108123235-338
12Wimbledon30108123236-438
13Morecambe29108113338-538
14York31812113437-336
15Cheltenham2981293539-436
16Exeter2998123438-435
17Mansfield30811113240-835
18Accrington2889113238-633
19Portsmouth30712113443-933
20Bury28711103235-332
21Bristol Rovers29710122732-531
22Wycombe2979133238-630
23Torquay2878132841-1329
24Northampton2858152139-1823
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