October 23, 2012
Spireites stunned by Atkinson OG
A late own goal from Chris Atkinson sent Chesterfield crashing to a second home defeat in a row as high-flying Fleetwood claimed a 2-1 win at the Proact Stadium.
Steven Gillespie fired Fleetwood into a seventh-minute lead but after Tendayi Darikwa had volleyed a 45th-minute equaliser, Atkinson settled it in cruel, last-gasp fashion.
The Cod Army went ahead when the hosts failed to get the ball clear following a corner and Gillespie found the bottom corner from 15 yards.
The visitors were the better side in the first half but just before the interval a long throw was headed out to Darikwa and his volley from the edge of the box took a slight deflection past Scott Davies.
Chesterfield improved in the second half and looked more likely to win it but when a free-kick was headed against a post, Atkinson could only turn the ball into his own net as he tried to clear.
|13 Richard O'Donnell||1 Scott Davies|
|4 Terrell Forbes||3 Dean Howell|
|6 Sam Hird||28 Youl Mawene|
|16 Liam Ridehalgh||12 Junior Brown|
|12 Tendayi Darwikwa||15 Conor McLaughlin|
|10 Danny Whitaker||33 Rob Edwards|
|8 Sam Togwell||10 Lee Fowler|
|25 Drew Talbot||18 Jamie McGuire|
|17 Chris Atkinson||27 Alex Marrow|
|14 Jack Lester||19 Steven Gillespie|
|37 Luis Boa Morte||32 Tom Barkhuizen|
|27 Ben Wilson||Chris Maxwell 16|
|5 Neal Trotman||Alan Goodall 13|
|3 Nathan Smith||Barry Nicholson 11|
|23 Mark Randall||Jamie Milligan 8|
|9 Marc Richards||Gerard Kinsella 31|
|11 Craig Westcarr||Jon Parkin 9|
|29 Micah Evans||David Ball 26|
|Nathan Smith for Liam Ridehalgh (78)||David Ball for Tom Barkhuizen (62)|
|Marc Richards for Danny Whitaker (78)||Jamie Milligan for Lee Fowler (70)|
|Craig Westcarr for Marc Richards (84)||Barry Nicholson for Alex Marrow (90)|
|Luis Boa Morte (39)||Junior Brown (12)|
|Chris Atkinson (70)||Rob Edwards (84)|
|· Squads: Chesterfield | Fleetwood Town|