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Chesterfield 1-1 Hartlepool United

Chesterfield's first match since Martin Allen's sacking ended in an encouraging draw at home to Hartlepool.

With confidence fragile for both sides after poor runs, each found it difficult to create chances in the first half and retreated into defensive shape.

For the hosts, Joe Rowley had a dangerous shot deflected wide, while at the other end Josh Hawkes curled just past the post for Pool.

The visitors went in front thanks to a pacy first-half injury-time strike from Luke James.

It could have been the signal for the Spireites to get demoralised, but they roared back in the second half.

Bradley Barry advanced forward with 15 minutes left on the clock and smashed an effort past Scott Loach.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Burton
  • 2Barry
  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 23Smith
  • 19Hollis
  • 5Evans
  • 9ShawBooked at 22mins
  • 8Weston
  • 28ReidSubstituted forSharmanat 56'minutes
  • 16RowleySubstituted forBeestinat 56'minutes
  • 29AmantchiSubstituted forRawsonat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Beestin
  • 15Weir
  • 21Anyon
  • 24Rawson
  • 27Sharman

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Loach
  • 3Kitching
  • 5Magnay
  • 11HawkesSubstituted forFeatherstoneat 87'minutes
  • 7DonaldsonBooked at 90mins
  • 6Noble
  • 10Muir
  • 14Rodgers
  • 17Anderson
  • 19Richardson
  • 33James

Substitutes

  • 2Kioso
  • 16Featherstone
  • 21O'Neill
  • 24Newton
  • 26McLaughlin
Referee:
David Richardson
Attendance:
4,752

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Hartlepool United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Hartlepool United 1.

  3. Booking

    Ryan Donaldson (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nicky Featherstone replaces Josh Hawkes.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Chesterfield 1, Hartlepool United 1. Bradley Barry (Chesterfield).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Luke Rawson replaces Levi Amantchi.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Jamie Sharman replaces Kyel Reid.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Alfie Beestin replaces Joe Rowley.

  9. Second Half

    Second Half begins Chesterfield 0, Hartlepool United 1.

  10. Half Time

    First Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Hartlepool United 1.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Chesterfield 0, Hartlepool United 1. Luke James (Hartlepool United).

  12. Booking

    Lee Shaw (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  14. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient27159348173154
2Wrexham26158336152153
3Fylde271310443202349
4Salford27147651312049
5Solihull Moors26145737221547
6Harrogate27137752361646
7Gateshead26144835241146
8Sutton United26121043528746
9Ebbsfleet2711793628840
10Eastleigh2711793033-340
11Barrow27115113232038
12Boreham Wood279992728-136
13Barnet24104102527-234
14Dag & Red27104133033-334
15Hartlepool2789102835-733
16Halifax2671092530-531
17Bromley2686123540-530
18Havant & Waterlooville2768133850-1226
19Aldershot2775152445-2126
20Dover2767142846-1825
21Chesterfield26412102232-1024
22Maidenhead United2673162750-2324
23Maidstone United2664162341-1822
24Braintree2746172549-2418
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