November 17, 2012
Last-gasp Atkinson sinks U's
Oxford had the first word but Chesterfield had the last as Chris Atkinson's stoppage-time goal gave the home side a 2-1 victory after going behind in the opening minute.
John Mullins headed Oxford ahead but Liam Cooper equalised on the stroke of half-time and Atkinson settled it right at the end.
Tommy Lee returned to the side after two months out through injury but as beaten in the first minute when a corner to the back post was headed just under the bar by Mullins.
Lee kept Chesterfield in it with a flying save to parry a Jake Forster-Caskey header six minutes later, but Oxford should have scored again in the 33rd minute when a cross fell invitingly to James Constable 10 yards out and he lashed a shot high over the bar.
Chesterfield had created few chances but they equalised in first-half stoppage time when a corner broke to Cooper, who fired into the roof of the net from 12 yards.
It needed a brave block by Andy Whing to stop Brennan Dickenson putting the home side ahead in the 66th minute but Chesterfield won it in added time when Marc Richards put Atkinson in to slide a low shot across Ryan Clarke and inside the far post.
|1 Tommy Lee||1 Ryan Clarke|
|6 Sam Hird||17 Tony Capaldi|
|3 Nathan Smith||16 Andrew Whing|
|31 Liam Cooper||6 Jake Wright|
|12 Tendayi Darwikwa||25 Johnny Mullins|
|10 Danny Whitaker||20 Peter Leven|
|8 Sam Togwell||8 Simon Heslop|
|25 Drew Talbot||19 Lee Cox|
|17 Chris Atkinson||18 Jake Forster-Caskey|
|18 Scott Boden||9 James Constable|
|38 Brennan Dickenson||15 Alfie Potter|
|13 Richard O'Donnell||Wayne Brown 21|
|4 Terrell Forbes||Michael Raynes 4|
|16 Liam Ridehalgh||Luke O'Brien 23|
|15 Craig Clay||Sean Rigg 14|
|9 Marc Richards||Adam Chapman 7|
|14 Jack Lester||Jon-Paul Pittman 11|
|37 Luis Boa Morte||Tyrone Marsh 28|
|Marc Richards for Scott Boden (67)||Sean Rigg for Jake Forster-Caskey (60)|
|Jack Lester for Brennan Dickenson (74)||Jon-Paul Pittman for Simon Heslop (61)|
|Luis Boa Morte for Danny Whitaker (82)||Adam Chapman for Alfie Potter (90)|
|Liam Cooper (73)||Lee Cox (43)|
|Nathan Smith (76)||Andrew Whing (45)|
|· Rosters: Chesterfield | Oxford United|