Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Hartlepool United 1.
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.
- 9ShawBooked at 22mins
- 28ReidSubstituted forSharmanat 56'minutes
- 16RowleySubstituted forBeestinat 56'minutes
- 29AmantchiSubstituted forRawsonat 68'minutes
- 11HawkesSubstituted forFeatherstoneat 87'minutes
- 7DonaldsonBooked at 90mins
- David Richardson
Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Hartlepool United 1.
Ryan Donaldson (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nicky Featherstone replaces Josh Hawkes.
Goal! Chesterfield 1, Hartlepool United 1. Bradley Barry (Chesterfield).
Substitution, Chesterfield. Luke Rawson replaces Levi Amantchi.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Jamie Sharman replaces Kyel Reid.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Alfie Beestin replaces Joe Rowley.
Second Half begins Chesterfield 0, Hartlepool United 1.
First Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Hartlepool United 1.
Goal! Chesterfield 0, Hartlepool United 1. Luke James (Hartlepool United).
Lee Shaw (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.