Match ends, Salford City 3, Chesterfield 2.
Danny Whitehead scored an 89th-minute winner as Salford defeated fellow National League promotion hopefuls Chesterfield 3-2 to make it back-to-back wins.
Summer signing Adam Rooney took his tally to four goals when he gave big-spending Salford a 19th-minute lead.
Rooney's strike partner and fellow new boy Rory Gaffney then hit the post for the hosts who were looking to build on their midweek win over Halifax - their first victory of the season.
Chesterfield, who started the day fifth after losing their 100 per cent start to Barrow on Tuesday, weathered the storm and Michael Nelson, Kyel Reid, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Zavon Hines all went close to an equaliser.
That duly arrived in the 43rd minute when Hines, capitalising on a defensive mistake which almost produced an own goal, tapped in the leveller.
Salford rallied after the break and re-took the lead when Carl Piergianni headed home Danny Lloyd's corner, but again Chesterfield came back and Fortune made it 2-2 almost immediately.
The hosts continued to push, though, and Scott Wiseman hit the post before Whitehead's dramatic late winner.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 3TourayBooked at 90mins
- 18WhiteheadBooked at 90mins
- 11WalkerSubstituted forHoganat 66'minutes
- 10Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forMafutaat 90+1'minutes
- 30GaffneyBooked at 28minsSubstituted forRodneyat 76'minutes
- 12NelsonSubstituted forShawat 90+1'minutes
- 7CarterSubstituted forMuggletonat 49'minutes
- 15WeirSubstituted forBarryat 86'minutes
- Marc Edwards
Second Half ends, Salford City 3, Chesterfield 2.
Danny Whitehead (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.
Ibou Touray (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Lee Shaw replaces Michael Nelson.
Substitution, Salford City. Gus Mafuta replaces Danny Lloyd.
Goal! Salford City 3, Chesterfield 2. Danny Whitehead (Salford City).
Substitution, Chesterfield. Bradley Barry replaces Robbie Weir.
Substitution, Salford City. Devante Rodney replaces Rory Gaffney.
Substitution, Salford City. Liam Hogan replaces Tom Walker.
Goal! Salford City 2, Chesterfield 2. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Chesterfield).
Goal! Salford City 2, Chesterfield 1. Carl Piergianni (Salford City).
Substitution, Chesterfield. Sam Muggleton replaces Charlie Carter.
Second Half begins Salford City 1, Chesterfield 1.
First Half ends, Salford City 1, Chesterfield 1.
Goal! Salford City 1, Chesterfield 1. Zavon Hines (Chesterfield).
Rory Gaffney (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Salford City 1, Chesterfield 0. Adam Rooney (Salford City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.