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Chesterfield 3-2 Bristol Rovers

Chesterfield came from behind to hold on to the points in a thrilling victory over Bristol Rovers.

Jay O'Shea scored twice but substitute Billy Bodin notched 15 minutes from the end to force the Spireites to hold on and register back-to-back wins for the first time since August.

Rovers came out of the blocks rapidly and took the lead within three minutes when former Spireite Peter Hartley bundled in the ball from close range after a corner.

Darrell Clarke's side looked dominant and threatened to increase their lead but the hosts eventually found their feet and levelled when Ian Evatt stabbed home his first home goal for Chesterfield in over 11 years following O'Shea's free-kick.

The Irishman then turned the scoreline around when he headed Gary Liddle's cross home, and then hammered in a superb long-range free-kick.

Bodin's 10-yard effort led to many anxious moments for Danny Wilson's men, who moved to within two points of safety.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 5Liddle
  • 6Evatt
  • 23Anderson
  • 11MitchellBooked at 31mins
  • 15O'Neil
  • 17DimaioBooked at 25minsSubstituted forNolanat 70'minutes
  • 19Donohue
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forGardnerat 85'minutes
  • 29BeesleySubstituted forEvansat 70'minutes
  • 28Ariyibi

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 9Evans
  • 18Nolan
  • 20Dennis
  • 21Allinson
  • 27Maguire
  • 35German

Bristol Rovers

  • 33Roos
  • 2LeadbitterBooked at 26mins
  • 4LockyerBooked at 45mins
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Brown
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 89mins
  • 14LinesBooked at 63mins
  • 24SinclairSubstituted forBodinat 63'minutes
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forHarrisonat 71'minutes
  • 10Taylor
  • 17EasterSubstituted forMontañoat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McChrystal
  • 9Harrison
  • 21Montaño
  • 23Bodin
  • 25Puddy
  • 29James
  • 35Colkett
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
6,330

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home6
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Bristol Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Bristol Rovers 2.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

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

Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Cristian Montaño.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers).

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers).

Gary Liddle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Jay O'Shea.

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Bristol Rovers 2. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Rory Gaffney.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ched Evans replaces Jake Beesley.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jon Nolan replaces Connor Dimaio.

Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield).

Attempt blocked. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cristian Montaño replaces Jermaine Easter.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Billy Bodin replaces Stuart Sinclair.

Booking

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe20135241172444
2Bolton20124424121240
3Sheff Utd19115334211338
4Bradford209832718935
5Rochdale209382725230
6Peterborough198562821729
7Wimbledon207853024629
8Fleetwood208573126529
9Millwall198473231128
10Southend207762627-128
11Charlton196942619727
12Port Vale207672429-527
13Bristol Rovers207672935-627
14Oxford Utd207582424026
15Gillingham207582932-326
16Northampton206682828024
17Walsall195862228-623
18Swindon206592128-723
19MK Dons205692530-521
20Bury2062122838-1020
21Coventry204791725-819
22Chesterfield2053122434-1018
23Oldham193881121-1017
24Shrewsbury2036111934-1515
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