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REPORT: Spireites suffer late blow at Plainmoor


Chesterfield were beaten 2-1 by Torquay United in their first away fixture of the new season.


Lewis Britton put the Gulls ahead in the 9th minute, before Tom Denton levelled just before the break. However Torquay snatched all three points at the death when Ben Wynter struck home from close range.


John Pemberton made one change to the side that emerged victorious against Woking on Saturday. Milan Butterfield made way for Liam Mandeville.


Gary Johnson's side took an early lead when ‘keeper Kyle Letheren looked to gather a ball from the left, however the ball fell to Britton, who poked home a few yards out.


Not long after, Chesterfield had a chance to level when Denton latched onto a cross from the right, but the striker saw his effort bounce back off the post.


Ten minutes later Town had another chance to equalise when Jordan Cropper’s teasing cross from the right was nearly met by Denton and Curtis Weston, but the ball went out for a goal kick.


Chesterfield did manage to level just before half-time when Covolan palmed Mandeville’s free-kick into the path of Denton who tapped home with ease.


In the second half Chesterfield struggled to create many chances and they looked to have earnt a good point away from home until Wynter struck deep in injury time.


The defender got a touch on a corner from the right and sent the ball trickling over the line which meant the Spireites would go home empty handed.


Spireites: Letheren, Buchanan, Evans (c), Maguire, Weston, Mandeville (Butterfield, 79′), Kiwomya (Rawson, 54′), Sharman, Smith, Denton (McKay, 66′), Cropper.

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