REPORT: Spireites secure huge three points with injury time winner

The Spireites returned to winning ways after Curtis Weston's last-gasp winner gave them a 3-2 victory over Wrexham at the Proact Stadium.

John Pemberton made two changes to the side that suffered a 3-0 defeat at Notts County. Mike Fondop and Nathan Tyson who were both unable to play at Meadow Lane came into the starting 11, while Scott Boden and Sam Wedgbury missed out.

The away side recorded the first effort on goal 16 minutes in when Luke Summerfield saw his strike from distance roll past Shwan Jalal’s left post.

Wrexham went a goal up shortly after when Will Evans headed the ball towards Jalal but the ball looped over the Spireites keeper and into the back of the net.

However Chesterfield responded well, pulling back level four minutes later when Weston headed Josef Yarney’s cross down to Tom Denton who fired home from close range in the 25th minute. The striker paid tribute to his good friend and former teammate Jordan Sinnott in his celebration.

The home side could’ve taken the lead 10 minutes later when Nathan Tyson forced Dragons’ keeper Rob Lainton into action with his effort towards the near post.

At the other end the ball could’ve been in the back of the net when JJ Hooper was 1-on-1 with Jalal but the Spireites keeper made a smart stop, and had time to recover before comfortably claiming Summerfield’s follow-up.

Wrexham took the lead again in the 68th minute when Hopper played in Jordan Ponticelli who ran through the middle to place the ball in the back of the net.

Once again the Spireites levelled 4 minutes later. Lainton pushed out David Buchanan’s corner which fell to substitute Liam Mandeville who poked home.

Chesterfield came close on with just three minutes to go when Evans’ header was blocked on the line by Summerfield.

However, the Spireites managed to snatch all three points in the final moments of the game. Weston unleashed a half-volley from distance which clipped the underside of the crossbar and went in, causing the Proact Stadium to go wild.

Chesterfield: Jalal, Yarney, Evans, Hollis, Buchanan, Cropper, Weston, Smith, Fondop, Tyson (Boden 82), Denton (Mandeville 60).

Unused Substitutes: Fitzsimons, Weir, Hutchinson.

Attendance: 3,728 (637 away)

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