Tommy Wright maintained his unbeaten run as Chesterfield caretaker boss with a home draw against Torquay.
Tendayi Darikwa shot across Gulls keeper Michael Poke and into the far corner to put Chesterfield ahead with his first goal for the club.
But Torquay replied through Rene Howe's shot from 12 yards three minutes later to take a deserved point.
Chesterfield had gone close in the first half when veteran striker Jack Lester headed wide at the back post.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Chesterfield caretaker manager Tommy Wright told BBC Radio Sheffield:
"It was a game we should have won really, with the chances and possession we had.
"I thought we played well in the second half. Tendayi Darwikiwa scored his first goal for the club, then we made a silly mistake again.
"But I thought we came back and had one or two chances to win it.
"Once we got in front I thought we would go on and win it, so to concede was disappointing."
Torquay United manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:
"First 20 minutes, we talked in the week about putting another pass into midfield before we passed it forward and I thought we executed it well. Then we went missing for the next 25 minutes if I'm honest.
"They got the upper hand, disappointing goal, they scored very, very early.
"A point away from home we're very happy with. The thing that's hurting us is the home draws.
"We asked a lot of questions of them today and moved the ball well, we played a more attacking system."
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Micah Evans has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.89:38
The ball is crossed by Danny Whitaker, save by Michael Poke.88:16 Full time
Full Time The referee ends the match.88:16 Substitution
Substitution Craig Westcarr leaves the field to be replaced by Jacob Hazel.82:50
The referee penalises Craig Westcarr for handball. Free kick taken by Aaron Downes.77:15 Substitution
Substitution (Chesterfield) makes a substitution, with Danny Whitaker coming on for Neal Trotman.75:51 Substitution
Substitution Ryan Jarvis replaces Danny Stevens.70:53 Substitution
Substitution Niall Thompson replaces Lloyd Macklin.70:20
Lee Mansell has an effort at goal from 6 yards. Comfortable save by Richard O'Donnell.67:31
Corner taken right-footed by Craig Westcarr, Lee Mansell manages to make a clearance.65:40
Craig Westcarr takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Billy Bodin.63:28 Substitution
Substitution Micah Evans joins the action as a substitute, replacing Drew Talbot.63:28
Handball decision goes against Jack Lester. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.61:23
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Westcarr from the left by-line, Joe Oastler makes a clearance.59:06
Inswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr, Chris Atkinson takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Downes. Inswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr, Drew Talbot takes a shot.58:19
Joe Oastler challenges Drew Talbot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Westcarr crosses the ball in from the free kick.56:33
Shot from just outside the box by Craig Westcarr misses to the right of the target.55:00
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line, clearance by Richard O'Donnell.51:00
The assist for the goal came from Lee Mansell.51:00 Goal scored
Goal! - Rene Howe - Chesterfld 1 - 1 Torquay Rene Howe grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-1 Torquay.
Assist by Sam Togwell.48:00 Goal scored
Goal! - Tendayi Darikwa - Chesterfld 1 - 0 Torquay Tendayi Darikwa finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-0 Torquay.45:01 Half time
Half Time The half-time whistle blows.45:00 +1:23
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jack Lester. Aaron Downes takes the free kick.45:00 +0:42
Jack Lester takes a shot. Save by Michael Poke.42:21
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Ridehalgh on Lloyd Macklin. Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line, clearance by Chris Atkinson.38:58
Craig Westcarr takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Header from close range by Jack Lester misses to the right of the goal.38:11 Booking
Booking Joe Oastler is shown a yellow card.37:53
Unfair challenge on Jack Lester by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. Liam Ridehalgh takes the direct free kick.34:54
Handball by Kevin Nicholson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Westcarr, clearance by Aaron Downes. Inswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr.33:45
Inswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr, Brian Saah manages to make a clearance.32:19
Liam Ridehalgh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Oastler. A cross is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, Lloyd Macklin takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.31:52
Outswinging corner taken by Danny Stevens from the left by-line.31:11
Effort from 20 yards by Thomas Cruise. Sam Togwell gets a block in.28:37
Tendayi Darikwa produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.27:21
Clearance made by Joe Oastler.27:21 Substitution
Substitution Thomas Cruise is brought on as a substitute for Craig Easton.27:21
Craig Westcarr takes the inswinging corner,26:33
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rene Howe on Neal Trotman. Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.25:31
Rene Howe concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridehalgh. Richard O'Donnell takes the direct free kick.24:54 Booking
Booking Chris Atkinson is booked.24:44
Craig Westcarr is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Michael Poke takes the indirect free kick.23:59
Chris Atkinson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.23:20
Drew Talbot fouled by Lee Mansell, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Ridehalgh takes the free kick.22:33
Sam Togwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Bodin. Billy Bodin takes the direct free kick.17:29
Rene Howe concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard O'Donnell. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.16:52
Lloyd Macklin produces a cross.15:25
Drew Talbot has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.13:25
The ball is crossed by Kevin Nicholson, Liam Ridehalgh manages to make a clearance.11:31
Inswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr, save made by Michael Poke.11:02
Shot from 20 yards from Drew Talbot. Save by Michael Poke.9:49
Craig Easton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Westcarr. Direct free kick taken by Liam Ridehalgh.8:45
Billy Bodin is caught offside. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.6:11
Craig Easton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Lester. Free kick taken by Liam Ridehalgh.5:35
Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line, clearance by Terrell Forbes.5:04
Shot by Lloyd Macklin. Blocked by Liam Ridehalgh.4:41
The ball is sent over by Kevin Nicholson, Sam Hird manages to make a clearance.0:55
The assistant referee flags for offside against Rene Howe. Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.0:00
The referee gets the match started.
The second half begins.
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