Tom Eaves assisted two goals and then scored the winner as Bristol Rovers beat Chesterfield.

Spireites defender Sam Togwell put Eaves's cross into his own net but Mark Randall equalised with a free-kick that Neil Etheridge should have saved.

Joe Anyinsah slid the Pirates back into the lead from another Eaves cross before debutant Brennan Dickenson levelled with a drive from 18 yards.

But Eaves was the hero after 80 minutes with a deflected shot from 20 yards.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Neutrals at the game would certainly say we deserved something from the game.

"When you lose it doesn't feel good. I'm not greatly into saying we'll take the positives out of it and we created chances. We got beat 3-2.

"We think we're a big club in this league. Big clubs don't keep losing games."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Bristol Rovers

  • 38 Etheridge
  • 03 Paterson
  • 05 Kenneth
  • 06 Parks
  • 26 Lund Booked
  • 07 Clarkson
  • 11 Broghammer Booked (Richard - 62' )
  • 16 Anyinsah Booked
  • 21 Brown
  • 27 Riordan (Smith - 82' )
  • 32 Eaves

Substitutes

  • 28 Walker
  • 02 Smith
  • 04 Woodards
  • 14 Brown
  • 24 Clarke
  • 25 Clucas
  • 10 Richard

Chesterfield

  • 13 O'Donnell
  • 03 Smith
  • 04 Forbes
  • 06 Hird
  • 12 Darwikwa
  • 25 Talbot
  • 08 Togwell
  • 10 Whitaker
  • 15 Clay (Atkinson - 75' )
  • 23 Randall Booked (Dickenson - 61' )
  • 18 Boden (Lester - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Mason
  • 16 Ridehalgh
  • 17 Atkinson
  • 11 Westcarr
  • 14 Lester
  • 29 Evans
  • 38 Dickenson
Ref: Clark
Att: 5,491

Match Stats

Shots

9 11

On target

2 6

Corners

1 14

Fouls

11 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:53 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:43

A cross is delivered by Brennan Dickenson, save by Neil Etheridge.

90:00 +1:11

A cross is delivered by Brennan Dickenson, blocked by Michael Smith. Short corner worked by Danny Whitaker.

88:30

Jack Lester delivers the ball, clearance by Michael Smith.

88:09

Danny Whitaker takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Kenneth.

87:33 Booking

Booking Joe Anyinsah is given a yellow card.

85:49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jack Lester. Direct free kick taken by Neil Etheridge.

85:35

Unfair challenge on Terrell Forbes by Joe Anyinsah results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

84:44

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brennan Dickenson from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Wayne Brown by Terrell Forbes results in a free kick. Neil Etheridge takes the direct free kick.

84:32

The ball is sent over by Brennan Dickenson, blocked by Tom Parkes.

83:27

Jack Lester takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker, clearance made by Tom Parkes. Tom Eaves manages to make a clearance.

81:38 Substitution

Substitution Michael Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Derek Riordan.

81:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Togwell by Eliot Richards. Free kick taken by Sam Hird.

80:46

Brennan Dickenson concedes a free kick for a foul on Eliot Richards. Neil Etheridge takes the indirect free kick.

79:49

Assist by David Clarkson.

79:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Eaves - Bristol R 3 - 2 Chesterfld Tom Eaves gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 3-2 Chesterfield.

78:50

Sam Hird fouled by Garry Kenneth, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Whitaker delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Tom Eaves.

77:59 Booking

Booking Matthew Lund receives a yellow card for dissent.

77:46

Brennan Dickenson fouled by Matthew Lund, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Whitaker takes the free kick.

77:37

The ball is crossed by Jack Lester, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.

76:18

Corner taken right-footed by Derek Riordan from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on Sam Hird by Garry Kenneth results in a free kick. Richard O'Donnell takes the direct free kick.

76:07

Centre by Tom Eaves, Jack Lester gets a block in.

74:56 Substitution

Substitution Chris Atkinson replaces Craig Clay.

74:01

Centre by Jack Lester, Tom Parkes makes a clearance.

72:21

The official flags Joe Anyinsah offside. Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.

71:10

The ball is sent over by Joe Anyinsah, save by Richard O'Donnell.

70:13

Shot from just outside the box by Wayne Brown misses to the right of the target.

69:30

The referee blows for offside. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

68:48

Craig Clay challenges Joe Anyinsah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Brown.

67:11

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

64:27

Danny Whitaker provided the assist for the goal.

64:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Brennan Dickenson - Bristol R 2 - 2 Chesterfld Brennan Dickenson finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-2 Chesterfield.

63:13

Corner taken by Danny Whitaker, Close range header by Terrell Forbes goes over the crossbar.

62:58

Centre by Brennan Dickenson, Tom Eaves gets a block in.

61:36 Substitution

Substitution Eliot Richards joins the action as a substitute, replacing Fabian Broghammer.

61:17 Substitution

Substitution Jack Lester on for Scott Boden.

60:52 Substitution

Substitution Brennan Dickenson is brought on as a substitute for Mark Randall.

60:26

Tom Eaves crosses the ball, Richard O'Donnell makes a save.

59:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Clay on David Clarkson. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Matthew Lund from own half.

58:11

Assist by Tom Eaves.

58:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Anyinsah - Bristol R 2 - 1 Chesterfld Goal scored by Joe Anyinsah from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-1 Chesterfield.

56:34

Fabian Broghammer delivers the ball.

55:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Eaves on Sam Hird. Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.

54:33

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Randall from the left by-line, Tom Parkes manages to make a clearance.

54:24

Tendayi Darikwa crosses the ball, clearance by Tom Eaves.

53:17

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

52:57

Corner from the right by-line taken by Tendayi Darikwa, clearance made by Fabian Broghammer.

52:35

Corner taken right-footed by Tendayi Darikwa, Tom Parkes makes a clearance.

50:33

Unfair challenge on Wayne Brown by Nathan Smith results in a free kick. Matthew Lund crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Garry Kenneth from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

49:36

Tom Eaves has an effort at goal from outside the box hitting the post.

47:44

Effort from the edge of the box by Joe Anyinsah goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:53

Sam Togwell takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker, Tom Parkes manages to make a clearance. David Clarkson manages to make a clearance.

45:44

The ball is sent over by Tendayi Darikwa, clearance made by Tom Parkes.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:47

Shot from just outside the box by Craig Clay misses to the right of the goal. David Clarkson challenges Danny Whitaker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Drew Talbot restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:26

The ball is sent over by Danny Whitaker, Wayne Brown manages to make a clearance.

44:33

Centre by Derek Riordan, clearance by Terrell Forbes.

43:54

Fabian Broghammer crosses the ball, save by Richard O'Donnell.

42:14

Foul by Sam Togwell on David Clarkson, free kick awarded. Derek Riordan takes the free kick.

40:06

Shot from 12 yards by Scott Boden. Neil Etheridge makes a save.

39:39

Drew Talbot takes a shot. Save by Neil Etheridge.

38:51

Corner taken by Tendayi Darikwa played to the near post.

38:35

The ball is delivered by Tendayi Darikwa, clearance by David Clarkson.

38:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Hird on Wayne Brown. Neil Etheridge restarts play with the free kick.

37:32

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Randall from the right by-line, Neil Etheridge manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Whitaker.

37:04

A cross is delivered by Scott Boden, clearance by Jim Paterson.

35:43

Wayne Brown produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

34:32

Tom Eaves is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

33:59

Scott Boden is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Neil Etheridge takes the indirect free kick.

33:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Smith by Tom Eaves. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Hird.

31:27

The ball is delivered by Mark Randall, save by Neil Etheridge.

30:23 Booking

Booking Mark Randall is cautioned.

29:54

Short corner taken by Drew Talbot from the left by-line, Neil Etheridge makes a save.

29:06 Booking

Booking Fabian Broghammer is cautioned by the ref for persistent infringement.

28:50

Nathan Smith fouled by Fabian Broghammer, the ref awards a free kick.

27:03

Matthew Lund crosses the ball.

24:55

Unfair challenge on Fabian Broghammer by Craig Clay results in a free kick. Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.

22:04

Scott Boden takes a shot. Save by Neil Etheridge.

21:26

The ball is delivered by Sam Togwell, clearance by Jim Paterson.

20:54

Fabian Broghammer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Randall. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Randall from right wing, Tom Eaves makes a clearance.

19:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Randall - Bristol R 1 - 1 Chesterfld Mark Randall grabs a goal from long range high into the middle of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-1 Chesterfield.

19:28

Unfair challenge on Tendayi Darikwa by Fabian Broghammer results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Randall,

18:08

Drew Talbot crosses the ball, clearance made by Tom Parkes.

13:24

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Tom Eaves misses to the left of the target.

11:16

Effort from just outside the area by David Clarkson goes over the bar.

10:36

Drew Talbot produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

9:33

The ball is crossed by Joe Anyinsah, clearance made by Terrell Forbes.

8:21

The ball is swung over by Craig Clay, Wayne Brown manages to make a clearance. Shot from outside the box by Nathan Smith misses to the left of the target.

4:30

Tom Eaves provided the assist for the goal.

4:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Togwell - Bristol R 1 - 0 Chesterfld Sam Togwell puts the ball into his own net. Bristol Rovers 1-0 Chesterfield.

2:47

A cross is delivered by Tom Eaves, the assist for the goal came from Tom Eaves.

1:55

The ball is sent over by Tendayi Darikwa, Corner taken by Danny Whitaker, clearance by Tom Eaves. Blocked by David Clarkson.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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