Terrell Forbes won a thriller for Chesterfield against Accrington with his first goal for the club.

Jack Lester's lob put the home team ahead and he then crossed for Marc Richards to head home.

Rommy Boco's header gave Stanley hope and Peter Murphy stabbed home the equaliser before Lester again struck from close range.

Boco levelled from 18 yards but Stanley had Michael Liddle sent off before Forbes smashed home Lester's cross.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield caretaker manager Tommy Wright tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought we had four or five players not at the races tonight and Accrington must be very disappointed they were excellent.

"I thought we were excellent when we got in their half and got crosses in the box. We looked like we were going to score.

"But I think we're a very fortunate team to get three points."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Chesterfield

  • 13 O'Donnell
  • 04 Forbes
  • 05 Trotman
  • 06 Hird
  • 16 Ridehalgh
  • 08 Togwell
  • 11 Westcarr (Darwikwa - 63' )
  • 17 Atkinson (Allott - 88' )
  • 25 Talbot
  • 09 Richards
  • 14 Lester Booked (Randall - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Wilson
  • 12 Darwikwa
  • 07 Allott
  • 15 Clay
  • 23 Randall
  • 18 Boden
  • 19 Hazell

Accrington Stanley

  • 25 Dunbavin
  • 02 Murphy
  • 03 Liddle Dismissed
  • 05 Nsiala Booked
  • 07 Lindfield
  • 04 Joyce
  • 08 Barnett (Mingoia - 55' )
  • 24 Molyneux (Whichelow - 55' )
  • 28 Schofield Booked
  • 33 Boco
  • 23 Amond (Sheppard - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Dawber
  • 18 Eckersley
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 15 Dixon
  • 26 Whichelow
  • 30 Mingoia
  • 09 Sheppard
Ref: Pawson
Att: 4,359

Match Stats

Shots

5 11

On target

4 6

Corners

3 6

Fouls

6 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:37 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +5:19 Booking

Booking Booking for Aristote Nsiala.

90:00 +3:04

A cross is delivered by Mark Allott.

90:00 +1:04

Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Murphy. Ian Dunbavin takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:37

The ball is sent over by Craig Lindfield, comfortable save by Richard O'Donnell.

87:31 Substitution

Substitution Mark Randall replaces Jack Lester.

87:31 Substitution

Substitution Mark Allott comes on in place of Chris Atkinson.

86:26

Corner taken right-footed by Piero Mingoia from the right by-line, Sam Togwell makes a clearance.

83:55

Assist on the goal came from Jack Lester.

83:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Terrell Forbes - Chesterfld 4 - 3 Accrington Terrell Forbes finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Chesterfield 4-3 Accrington Stanley.

83:17

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Atkinson from the right by-line,

82:13

Liam Ridehalgh restarts play with the free kick.

82:13 Dismissal

Dismissal Michael Liddle is sent off by the referee for professional foul.

82:00

Michael Liddle challenges Jack Lester unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:36

Corner taken by Piero Mingoia.

77:32

Jack Lester challenges Danny Schofield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

75:32

Assist by Danny Schofield.

75:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Romuald Boco - Chesterfld 3 - 3 Accrington Romuald Boco fires in a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 3-3 Accrington Stanley.

73:47

The ball is crossed by Craig Lindfield, clearance made by Drew Talbot.

73:12 Substitution

Substitution Padraig Amond leaves the field to be replaced by Karl Sheppard.

67:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridehalgh by Romuald Boco. Sam Hird takes the direct free kick.

67:56 Booking

Booking Booking for Danny Schofield.

67:44 Booking

Booking Jack Lester booked.

66:55

The ball is delivered by Drew Talbot.

65:34

The assist for the goal came from Tendayi Darikwa.

65:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Lester - Chesterfld 3 - 2 Accrington A goal is scored by Jack Lester from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Chesterfield 3-2 Accrington Stanley.

64:43

Romuald Boco takes a shot. Sam Hird gets a block in.

64:19

Piero Mingoia takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Jack Lester.

64:07

Craig Lindfield delivers the ball, Tendayi Darikwa makes a clearance.

62:36 Substitution

Substitution Tendayi Darikwa on for Craig Westcarr.

61:53

Matthew Whichelow takes a shot. Blocked by Drew Talbot.

60:25

Piero Mingoia delivers the ball.

59:26

Corner taken right-footed by Piero Mingoia from the right by-line, save by Richard O'Donnell.

57:56

The assist for the goal came from Piero Mingoia.

57:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Murphy - Chesterfld 2 - 2 Accrington Peter Murphy finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chesterfield 2-2 Accrington Stanley.

57:25

Danny Schofield takes a short corner.

57:13

A cross is delivered by Danny Schofield, Drew Talbot manages to make a clearance.

56:26

Corner from the right by-line taken by Piero Mingoia, clearance by Drew Talbot.

53:39

Sam Togwell restarts play with the free kick. Padraig Amond takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Togwell.

53:39 Substitution

Substitution Piero Mingoia joins the action as a substitute, replacing Charlie Barnett.

53:39 Substitution

Substitution Lee Molyneux goes off and Matthew Whichelow comes on.

53:39

Aristote Nsiala challenges Marc Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick.

53:16

Charlie Barnett delivers the ball.

47:50

Luke Joyce produces a cross, save by Richard O'Donnell.

45:22

Centre by Drew Talbot.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:31 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:01

Chris Atkinson challenges Romuald Boco unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Molyneux has an effort direct from the free kick.

45:00 +0:24

Drew Talbot delivers the ball.

40:42

Outswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the right by-line.

39:29

The ball is swung over by Romuald Boco.

36:57

Centre by Jack Lester.

36:19

The referee blows for offside against Jack Lester. Peter Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

35:29

Charlie Barnett takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Togwell.

33:26

Shot from just outside the area by Danny Schofield goes over the bar.

31:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Schofield on Marc Richards. Jack Lester takes the free kick.

29:29

Foul by Terrell Forbes on Lee Molyneux, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Liddle.

27:05

Danny Schofield provided the assist for the goal.

27:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Romuald Boco - Chesterfld 2 - 1 Accrington Romuald Boco grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Chesterfield 2-1 Accrington Stanley.

25:36

Craig Westcarr takes the inswinging corner, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Dunbavin by Marc Richards. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

24:51

Unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Peter Murphy results in a free kick. Craig Westcarr takes the free kick.

24:28

A cross is delivered by Charlie Barnett, Richard O'Donnell makes a comfortable save.

20:48

Unfair challenge on Romuald Boco by Neal Trotman results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Schofield.

20:10

The ball is swung over by Chris Atkinson, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jack Lester misses to the right of the target.

18:06

Craig Lindfield delivers the ball, clearance made by Sam Hird.

16:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Lester by Aristote Nsiala. Chris Atkinson takes the direct free kick.

10:49

Jack Lester provided the assist for the goal.

10:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc Richards - Chesterfld 2 - 0 Accrington Marc Richards grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Chesterfield 2-0 Accrington Stanley.

7:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Lester - Chesterfld 1 - 0 Accrington Jack Lester fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-0 Accrington Stanley.

5:46

Charlie Barnett takes a shot.

2:40

Romuald Boco has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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