Chesterfield retained top spot in League Two after a draw at fellow promotion hopefuls Scunthorpe.

The hosts took the lead when Paddy Madden's shot was spilled by visiting keeper Tommy Lee and striker Sam Winnall tapped home the rebound.

Eoin Doyle levelled from the spot before the interval after veteran full-back Ritchie Humphreys was brought down in the area by Terry Hawkridge.

Both teams pushed for a winner but it finished level.

The Spireites did have the ball in the net in the second half but Doyle's rebound was ruled out for offside.

Scunthorpe, who are unbeaten since Russ Wilcox replaced Brian Laws 14 matches ago, have now drawn their last five games and sit third.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We've been on a good run and it would have been nice to win again, but unfortunately we haven't.

"I think you must respect the opposition as well - Scunthorpe are a very good side, they've got good players throughout the team and they pose threats up front.

"I thought we'd go and dominate the second half, I really did, and I thought we'd kick on, but that never happened."

Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Wilcox

"I think we showed what we're about - resolute and strong. We were maybe not as creative as we'd like to be but I thought the front two today caused Chesterfield problems.

"We got down the side of them of them fairly well, used that pace and the game could have gone either way at the end.

"I've not looked at the bigger picture today, I'm looking at us playing Chesterfield who are a terrific side and we matched them."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 18 Nolan
  • 04 McAllister Booked
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Canavan
  • 14 Hawkridge (McSheffrey - 61' )
  • 24 Syers (Sparrow - 76' )
  • 27 Madden
  • 29 Winnall
  • 30 Williams

Substitutes

  • 07 Sparrow
  • 13 Severn
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 19 Collins
  • 25 Boyce
  • 28 McSheffrey
  • 39 Hayes

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 07 Darikwa
  • 15 Humphreys
  • 05 Morsy
  • 23 Evatt
  • 06 Cooper
  • 12 Ryan Booked
  • 26 Gardner (Talbot - 61' )
  • 11 Roberts
  • 17 Doyle (Gnanduillet - 66' )
  • 02 Banks (Richards - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Smith
  • 04 Hird
  • 09 Richards
  • 10 O'Shea
  • 21 Gnanduillet
  • 25 Talbot
  • 35 Dunbavin
Ref: Lee Mason
Att: 6,131

Match Stats

Shots

3 12

On target

1 5

Corners

1 9

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Chesterfield 1.

90:00 +2:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Chesterfield 1.

90:00 +1:56

Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +1:03

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

90:00

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

88:00

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:58

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

83:53

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is too high.

81:55

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

80:30

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

79:35

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

79:35

Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:45

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

75:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Sparrow replaces Dave Syers.

72:52

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

69:12

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:12

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United).

68:14

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

68:14

Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Oliver Banks.

65:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Eoin Doyle.

63:26 Booking

Booking Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

63:19

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

63:19

Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:30

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

62:30

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Drew Talbot replaces Dan Gardner.

60:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Gary McSheffrey replaces Terry Hawkridge.

57:38

Attempt saved. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:53

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:53

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

54:00

Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:59

Foul by Liam Cooper (Chesterfield).

49:00

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

47:41

Attempt missed. Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

46:28

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Mirfin.

46:08

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Terry Hawkridge.

45:26

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Mirfin.

45:00

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 1, Chesterfield 1.

45:00 +2:21 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Chesterfield 1.

45:00 +1:36

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:36

Foul by Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United).

45:00 +0:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Chesterfield 1. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

45:00 +0:02

Penalty Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys draws a foul in the penalty area.

45:00 +0:02

Penalty conceded by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) after a foul in the penalty area.

43:04

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

43:04

Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:11

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

40:11

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:40

Attempt saved. Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

34:11

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

34:11

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:47 Booking

Booking Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

32:30

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:30

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

32:06

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

31:10

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

31:10

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:17

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:17

Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

23:06

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

23:06

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:33

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

21:03

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Mirfin.

19:50

Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:50

Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

18:44

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

17:41

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

17:11

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Mirfin.

14:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Chesterfield 0. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

11:32

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

10:46

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:46

Foul by Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United).

8:27

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:27

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

5:50

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:50

Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

0:42

Attempt saved. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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