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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:

"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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield).

  7. Post update

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

  8. 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.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Booking

    Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Dean Furman replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

  20. Post update

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