November 10, 2012
Pirates steal late winner
Tom Eaves fired a late winner to give Bristol Rovers a much-needed 3-2 home win over a Chesterfield side still awaiting their first league victory under new boss Paul Cook.
Rovers took a fifth-minute lead when Eaves made space for himself on the left side of the penalty area and his low cross was turned in at the far post by Chesterfield's Sam Togwell for an own goal.
Mark Randall claimed the visitors' 20th-minute equaliser as his innocuous free-kick from the left touchline was carried over his own line by Rovers goalkeeper Neil Etheridge under no pressure as he stretched to gather.
Joe Anyinsah slid in to fire Rovers back in front from another Eaves cross after 59 minutes, only for Spireites substitute Brennan Dickenson to find the top corner with a bullet shot from the corner of the box to make it 2-2 soon after.
Both sides hit the woodwork in the second half, but it was left for Eaves to have the crucial say when his 20-yard shot was deflected home in the 80th minute, piling further misery on Cook in what was his third league match in charge of Chesterfield.
|38 Neil Etheridge||13 Richard O'Donnell|
|3 James Paterson||4 Terrell Forbes|
|5 Garry Kenneth||25 Drew Talbot|
|26 Matthew Lund||6 Sam Hird|
|6 Tom Parkes||3 Nathan Smith|
|7 David Clarkson||12 Tendayi Darwikwa|
|16 Joe Anyinsah||10 Danny Whitaker|
|11 Fabian Broghammer||8 Sam Togwell|
|21 Wayne Brown||23 Mark Randall|
|27 Derek Riordan||15 Craig Clay|
|32 Tom Eaves||18 Scott Boden|
|28 Sam Walker||Cameron Mason 24|
|14 Lee Brown||Liam Ridehalgh 16|
|4 Dan Woodards||Chris Atkinson 17|
|2 Michael Smith||Jack Lester 14|
|24 Ollie Clarke||Craig Westcarr 11|
|25 Seanan Clucas||Micah Evans 29|
|10 Elliot Richards||Brennan Dickenson 38|
|Elliot Richards for Fabian Broghammer (62)||Brennan Dickenson for Mark Randall (61)|
|Michael Smith for Derek Riordan (82)||Jack Lester for Scott Boden (62)|
|Chris Atkinson for Craig Clay (75)|
|Fabian Broghammer (30)||Mark Randall (31)|
|Matthew Lund (78)|
|Joe Anyinsah (88)|
|· Squads: Bristol Rovers | Chesterfield|