Marc Richards' equaliser rescued a point for in-form Chesterfield at home to Burton.

The Spireites came into the game on the back of four straight wins in the league, but fell behind when Jacques Maghoma drove home inside the far post.

The hosts went in search of a leveller, and almost had it when Mark Randall's delightful free-kick struck the post.

But Richards headed home the equaliser, before Spireites striker Jack Lester saw red for violent conduct.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It's frustrating we never won. First half we were awful, we were abysmal.

"You've got to respect Burton they came here with a game plan and it work for them terrifically well (in the first half).

"It's important we realise that you must stay in games to win them, you can't play well all the time.

"We were terrific second half, we dominated and should have scored more than one."

Burton boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"We knew it was going to be a difficult game. As the first half wore on I felt as though we got into some really good positions, which was always the plan.

"Just perhaps could have made a bit more of them actually. I think Jacques (Maghoma) got into some fantastic positions, and Cleveland (Taylor) did also, one v one with the full-back. I just wanted him to be a bit more positive.

"As the game wore on, you know that they were going to come at you, you know that they were going to get some chances."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 03 Smith
  • 06 Hird Booked
  • 12 Darwikwa
  • 31 Cooper
  • 08 Togwell
  • 23 Randall (Clay - 90' )
  • 25 Talbot
  • 34 O'Shea (Townsend - 85' )
  • 09 Richards
  • 38 Dickenson (Lester - 70' Dismissed )

Substitutes

  • 13 O'Donnell
  • 04 Forbes
  • 33 Townsend
  • 10 Whitaker
  • 15 Clay
  • 14 Lester
  • 18 Boden

Burton

  • 16 Lyness
  • 05 Diamond
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 21 Holness
  • 07 Taylor (Kee - 85' )
  • 08 Weir
  • 14 McCrory
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 22 Dyer
  • 23 Bell Booked
  • 10 Zola (Richards - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Atkins
  • 03 Webster
  • 04 Stanton
  • 06 McGrath
  • 11 Palmer
  • 09 Richards
  • 29 Kee
Ref: Geoff Eltrigham
Att: 5,741

Match Stats

Shots

16 3

On target

7 1

Corners

13 2

Fouls

15 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:38

Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

90:00 +2:38 Dismissal

Dismissal Jack Lester receives a red card for violent conduct.

90:00 +2:34

Zander Diamond fouled by Jack Lester, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +1:53

Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir. Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

90:00 +0:35 Substitution

Substitution Craig Clay replaces Mark Randall.

88:42

Mark Randall takes the inswinging corner, Billy Kee makes a clearance.

88:19

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Randall from the right by-line, Anthony O'Connor makes a clearance.

87:56

Conor Townsend produces a cross, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.

87:29

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

85:56

Nathan Smith delivers the ball.

84:07 Substitution

Substitution James O'Shea leaves the field to be replaced by Conor Townsend.

84:07 Substitution

Substitution Justin Richards replaces Calvin Zola.

84:07 Substitution

Substitution Billy Kee on for Cleveland Taylor.

82:49

Mark Randall fouled by Robbie Weir, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Randall.

82:11

The ball is swung over by Drew Talbot, Anthony O'Connor makes a clearance.

81:54

Calvin Zola is penalised for a handball. Drew Talbot takes the indirect free kick.

80:56

The ball is delivered by Drew Talbot, Lee Bell manages to make a clearance.

80:00

Nathan Smith fouled by Cleveland Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

79:26

Jack Dyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Togwell. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

78:45

Foul by Drew Talbot on Jacques Maghoma, free kick awarded. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

78:30

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Randall, Zander Diamond makes a clearance.

78:11

Mark Randall takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond.

76:41

Damien McCrory produces a cross, save by Tommy Lee.

73:33

The assist for the goal came from Tendayi Darikwa.

73:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc Richards - Chesterfld 1 - 1 Burton Marc Richards finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Chesterfield 1-1 Burton Albion.

73:16

The ball is sent over by James O'Shea.

72:40

The ball is crossed by Cleveland Taylor, save by Tommy Lee.

71:04

James O'Shea challenges Anthony O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

69:32 Substitution

Substitution Jack Lester replaces Brennan Dickenson.

68:39

The offside flag is raised against Jacques Maghoma. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

67:56

Effort on goal by Mark Randall from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

66:46

Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Bell from left channel.

66:46 Booking

Booking Booking for Sam Hird.

66:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Sam Hird.

65:19

The ball is swung over by Cleveland Taylor, Sam Hird makes a clearance.

64:46

The ball is delivered by James O'Shea, Marc Richards produces a header from deep inside the area and hits the post.

64:20

The ball is swung over by Brennan Dickenson, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.

63:37

Nathan Smith produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

61:22

Centre by Drew Talbot, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.

60:17

Foul by Anthony O'Connor on Brennan Dickenson, free kick awarded. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.

59:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Dyer by Brennan Dickenson. Dean Lyness restarts play with the free kick.

59:08

Tendayi Darikwa delivers the ball, Zander Diamond manages to make a clearance.

57:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jacques Maghoma on Drew Talbot. Mark Randall has an effort direct from the free kick,

57:12

Nathan Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond.

56:49

The ball is sent over by Tendayi Darikwa, clearance made by Marcus Holness.

55:09

Unfair challenge on Jack Dyer by Sam Hird results in a free kick. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

54:45

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Randall from the left by-line, clearance made by Marcus Holness.

54:18

Tendayi Darikwa takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Bell.

53:56

The ball is crossed by Drew Talbot.

49:49

Unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by James O'Shea results in a free kick. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

49:10

The ball is sent over by Tendayi Darikwa, Lee Bell makes a clearance.

48:39

Anthony O'Connor challenges Brennan Dickenson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brennan Dickenson takes the direct free kick.

48:04

The ball is delivered by Drew Talbot, clearance made by Marcus Holness.

47:18

Tommy Lee fouled by Jacques Maghoma, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

47:04

The ball is sent over by Cleveland Taylor, Drew Talbot manages to make a clearance.

45:31

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa on Anthony O'Connor, free kick awarded. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:13 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:17

Tommy Lee fouled by Calvin Zola, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.

44:12

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Randall from the left by-line, clearance by Anthony O'Connor. Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Randall, Marc Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Randall, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Marc Richards goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

43:59

Tendayi Darikwa sends in a cross, blocked by Zander Diamond.

42:08

Unfair challenge on Cleveland Taylor by Brennan Dickenson results in a free kick. Dean Lyness takes the indirect free kick.

40:00

James O'Shea takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Randall. Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Randall, Jacques Maghoma makes a clearance.

39:43

A cross is delivered by Cleveland Taylor, clearance made by Liam Cooper.

39:06

Effort on goal by Robbie Weir from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

35:54

Calvin Zola is ruled offside. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

35:31

The ball is delivered by Mark Randall, save by Dean Lyness.

33:31

Assist on the goal came from Calvin Zola.

33:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Jacques Maghoma - Chesterfld 0 - 1 Burton A goal is scored by Jacques Maghoma from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chesterfield 0-1 Burton Albion.

32:44

Nathan Smith takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

29:47

Sam Togwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacques Maghoma. Lee Bell has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

28:34

The ball is swung over by Cleveland Taylor, save by Tommy Lee.

26:52

Corner taken by Lee Bell.

23:32

Inswinging corner taken by Brennan Dickenson.

23:17

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Randall from the left by-line, save by Dean Lyness.

22:59

A cross is delivered by Brennan Dickenson, blocked by Anthony O'Connor.

21:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Marcus Holness. Free kick crossed right-footed by Brennan Dickenson from right channel, save by Dean Lyness.

20:35

Mark Randall takes the free kick.

20:35 Booking

Booking The referee shows Lee Bell a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

20:30

Lee Bell concedes a free kick for a foul on Brennan Dickenson.

18:11

Calvin Zola challenges Sam Hird unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.

17:05

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell from the right by-line, clearance by Drew Talbot.

16:27

Unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Sam Togwell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robbie Weir.

14:16

Unfair challenge on Jack Dyer by Marc Richards results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

12:52

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Randall, Headed effort from inside the area by Liam Cooper misses to the right of the target.

12:37

James O'Shea takes a shot. Zander Diamond gets a block in.

10:47

Cleveland Taylor delivers the ball, save by Tommy Lee.

8:58

Cleveland Taylor fouled by Sam Togwell, the ref awards a free kick. Robbie Weir restarts play with the free kick.

8:35

Marc Richards has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Dean Lyness makes a save.

6:36

Robbie Weir fouled by Sam Togwell, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Lyness restarts play with the free kick.

4:18

Anthony O'Connor delivers the ball.

3:03

Brennan Dickenson delivers the ball, clearance by Zander Diamond.

1:10

Mark Randall sends in a cross, Effort from inside the area by Liam Cooper misses to the left of the goal.

0:52

The ball is crossed by Brennan Dickenson, blocked by Damien McCrory.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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