Jack Lester's last-minute equaliser rescued a point for Chesterfield at home to Rochdale in League Two.

The hosts had two chances cleared off the line early on while Dele Adebola placed a shot wide when through on goal at the other end.

Andrew Tutte fired the visitors ahead after the break with a fine strike that flew into the net from 25 yards out.

The Spireites laid siege to their opponents' goal and were rewarded when Lester nodded in a last-gasp leveller.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I definitely think we deserved something from the game.

"Rochdale are a good team and they had lots of possession but we created some really good chances.

"Putting the ball in the back of the net is just not going for us.

"I'm pleased we got something out of the game. If we can keep the ball in the opposition's half, we'll be a threat this season."

Rochdale manager John Coleman told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We've buckled at the death when he shouldn't have.

"They hadn't been near our goal for 44 minutes of the second half.

"We didn't kill them off when we had the opportunity, we gave the ball away cheaply in the last five minutes and we defended sloppily right at the end."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 03 Smith
  • 04 Forbes
  • 05 Trotman
  • 06 Hird
  • 08 Togwell
  • 10 Whitaker (Clay - 75' )
  • 23 Randall Booked (Westcarr - 75' )
  • 25 Talbot Booked
  • 09 Richards (Lester - 64' )
  • 21 Bowery

Substitutes

  • 13 O'Donnell
  • 12 Darwikwa
  • 07 Allott
  • 15 Clay
  • 11 Westcarr
  • 14 Lester
  • 19 Hazell

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 04 Cavanagh
  • 05 Edwards
  • 12 Edwards
  • 14 McIntyre Booked
  • 19 Pearson
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Tutte Booked
  • 11 Grimes
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 15 Adebola (Putterill - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Smith
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 03 Bennett
  • 24 Byrne
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 13 Putterill
  • 23 Craney
Ref: Clark
Att: 4,595

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

11 4

Corners

5 5

Fouls

9 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:33 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4:09

Peter Cavanagh concedes a free kick for a foul on Drew Talbot. Free kick taken by Terrell Forbes.

90:00 +3:08

Assist on the goal came from Craig Westcarr.

90:00 +3:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Lester - Chesterfld 1 - 1 Rochdale Jack Lester finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Chesterfield 1-1 Rochdale.

90:00 +2:58

Craig Westcarr takes the inswinging corner,

90:00 +2:44

Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a save.

90:00 +0:46

Craig Westcarr fouled by Andrew Tutte, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Westcarr takes the direct free kick.

89:23

Header by Neal Trotman from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

88:47

Foul by Andrew Tutte on Craig Westcarr, free kick awarded. Craig Westcarr takes the direct free kick.

88:08

Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Westcarr. Blocked by Ryan Edwards.

87:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Drew Talbot by Andrew Tutte. Free kick crossed right-footed by Terrell Forbes, clearance by Ryan Edwards.

87:28

Jordan Bowery takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Clearance made by Ryan Edwards.

85:55

George Donnelly produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

83:48

A cross is delivered by Drew Talbot.

83:26

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Westcarr, clearance made by Andrew Tutte.

83:12

Jack Lester takes a shot. Ryan Edwards gets a block in.

82:27

Effort from the edge of the box by George Donnelly goes wide of the right-hand upright.

81:30

The ball is delivered by Matthew Pearson, Effort on goal by Ray Putterill from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

80:18

The ball is delivered by Peter Cavanagh, clearance made by Terrell Forbes.

79:52

The ball is swung over by Kevin McIntyre, clearance by Neal Trotman.

78:36

The ball is sent over by Drew Talbot, clearance by Phil Edwards.

78:24

The ball is delivered by Craig Westcarr, clearance by Ryan Edwards.

77:05

Drew Talbot produces a cross, save by Josh Lillis.

76:45

The ball is crossed by Jack Lester, Matthew Pearson makes a clearance.

76:26

The ball is crossed by Andrew Tutte.

74:46 Substitution

Substitution Craig Clay replaces Danny Whitaker.

74:44 Substitution

Substitution Mark Randall goes off and Craig Westcarr comes on.

74:12

Jason Kennedy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Smith. Sam Togwell takes the direct free kick.

71:40

Ashley Grimes produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

70:24

Effort from the edge of the area by Ashley Grimes goes wide of the left-hand post.

68:49

Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

67:33

Jack Lester concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McIntyre. Phil Edwards takes the direct free kick.

66:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jack Lester. Free kick taken by Phil Edwards.

65:38

Jack Lester gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Edwards. Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.

64:31

Sam Hird takes the free kick.

64:31 Substitution

Substitution Dele Adebola leaves the field to be replaced by Ray Putterill.

64:31

Ryan Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Lester.

63:44 Substitution

Substitution Jack Lester replaces Marc Richards.

63:28

Drew Talbot delivers the ball.

61:10

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line, Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance.

58:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Hird by Peter Cavanagh. Mark Randall takes the direct free kick.

56:23

The ball is swung over by Terrell Forbes, clearance by Ryan Edwards.

55:30

Mark Randall delivers the ball, Matthew Pearson makes a clearance.

55:20

Mark Randall sends in a cross, clearance made by Matthew Pearson.

55:07

The ball is delivered by Jordan Bowery, Ryan Edwards manages to make a clearance.

54:04

Marc Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

53:04

Unfair challenge on Dele Adebola by Sam Togwell results in a free kick. Jason Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

52:30

Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

51:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Smith on Jason Kennedy. Ryan Edwards takes the free kick.

49:55

Foul by Kevin McIntyre on Terrell Forbes, free kick awarded. Terrell Forbes restarts play with the free kick.

48:41

The assist for the goal came from Jason Kennedy.

48:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Tutte - Chesterfld 0 - 1 Rochdale Andrew Tutte finds the net with a fantastic goal from 35 yards. Chesterfield 0-1 Rochdale.

46:55

Phil Edwards fouled by Jordan Bowery, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

46:43

Nathan Smith fouled by Matthew Pearson, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

45:18

Peter Cavanagh delivers the ball, Tommy Lee makes a save.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:06 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:45

Foul by Dele Adebola on Neal Trotman, free kick awarded. Sam Hird takes the free kick.

45:00 +2:25

Matthew Pearson delivers the ball, clearance by Neal Trotman.

45:00 +1:17

Mark Randall fouled by Jason Kennedy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Terrell Forbes.

44:37

Marc Richards produces a cross, Jordan Bowery has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

42:51

Peter Cavanagh challenges Nathan Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Randall.

42:17

Corner from right by-line taken by Jason Kennedy.

42:06

The ball is sent over by Ashley Grimes.

41:48

Jordan Bowery concedes a free kick for a foul on George Donnelly. Jason Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

38:53

Terrell Forbes takes the free kick.

38:53 Booking

Booking Caution for Drew Talbot.

38:38 Booking

Booking Kevin McIntyre is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

38:15

Unfair challenge on Drew Talbot by Kevin McIntyre results in a free kick.

37:08

The ball is crossed by Mark Randall.

35:43

Jason Kennedy takes the free kick.

35:43 Booking

Booking The referee books Mark Randall for unsporting behaviour.

35:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Cavanagh by Sam Togwell.

33:39

Kevin McIntyre produces a cross, clearance made by Nathan Smith.

33:01

Nathan Smith restarts play with the free kick.

33:01 Booking

Booking Andrew Tutte goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

32:12

Foul by Andrew Tutte on Drew Talbot, free kick awarded.

30:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Edwards by Marc Richards. Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.

30:23

Unfair challenge on Neal Trotman by Dele Adebola results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

29:58

Matthew Pearson takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

29:50

Ashley Grimes produces a cross, clearance made by Neal Trotman.

27:53

Marc Richards takes a shot from 20 yards. Josh Lillis makes a comfortable save.

27:13

Drew Talbot fouled by George Donnelly, the ref awards a free kick. Terrell Forbes takes the direct free kick.

25:22

George Donnelly takes a shot. Neal Trotman gets a block in.

20:49

Marc Richards takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

20:04

Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

19:32

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy, save made by Tommy Lee.

19:14

Kevin McIntyre produces a cross, Dele Adebola takes a shot. Blocked by Neal Trotman.

18:43

The ball is delivered by Matthew Pearson, Nathan Smith makes a clearance.

17:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McIntyre on Drew Talbot. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

17:03

Andrew Tutte delivers the ball.

16:32

The ball is swung over by Dele Adebola, clearance made by Mark Randall.

14:31

Corner taken by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line, clearance made by Drew Talbot.

13:48

Jason Kennedy takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Drew Talbot.

13:36

The ball is delivered by Matthew Pearson, Sam Hird makes a clearance.

12:33

Marc Richards challenges Phil Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

11:50

Dele Adebola produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

10:34

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker from the left by-line.

10:24

The ball is sent over by Danny Whitaker.

10:04

A cross is delivered by Danny Whitaker.

8:39

Shot from just outside the box by Jason Kennedy goes over the bar.

7:55

Short corner worked by Danny Whitaker.

7:38

The ball is crossed by Danny Whitaker.

3:17

Jordan Bowery takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

2:34

Dele Adebola challenges Neal Trotman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Neal Trotman.

1:21

Drew Talbot sends in a cross.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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