Eoin Doyle's second-half penalty earned promotion-chasing Chesterfield a draw and denied Exeter a precious win in their battle to avoid relegation.

The visitors went in front with a deflected free-kick from Matt Grimes.

Sam Morsy was sent off for a lunging tackle on Grimes but Doyle levelled for the 10 men after he had been tripped.

Chesterfield are second, three points inside the top three, while Exeter lie two points above the relegation zone with three games left to play.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 04 Hird
  • 07 Darikwa
  • 26 Gardner (Gnanduillet - 50' )
  • 25 Evatt Booked
  • 06 Cooper
  • 05 Morsy Dismissed
  • 17 Doyle
  • 09 Richards (Kearns - 71' )
  • 11 Roberts
  • 03 Smith (Humphreys - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Togwell
  • 10 O'Shea
  • 15 Humphreys
  • 21 Gnanduillet
  • 29 Kearns
  • 35 Dunbavin
  • 44 Beesley

Exeter City

  • 30 Pym
  • 02 Butterfield
  • 03 Woodman
  • 08 Oakley
  • 04 Bennett
  • 06 Coles
  • 07 Sercombe Booked
  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 14 Richards
  • 19 O'Flynn (Nichols - 68' )
  • 29 Grimes

Substitutes

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 11 Davies
  • 20 Nichols
  • 22 Keohane
  • 32 Wheeler
  • 35 Gill
Ref: Robert Lewis
Att: 7,331

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

4 6

Corners

9 7

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Exeter City 1.

90:00 +5:14 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Exeter City 1.

90:00 +3:56

Attempt saved. Matt Oakley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +3:21

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

90:00 +1:20

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

88:50

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

87:34

Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:34

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

85:11

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:11

Foul by Eliot Richards (Exeter City).

84:25

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

84:20

Attempt saved. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

83:50

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

82:42

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Matt Oakley.

81:13

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

80:45

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

80:45

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:28

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

80:28

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:39

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

79:39

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

78:38 Booking

Booking Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

78:26

Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:26

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

77:25 Goal scored

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

77:00

Penalty Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle draws a foul in the penalty area.

76:53

Penalty conceded by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) after a foul in the penalty area.

75:45

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

75:15

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

75:07

Attempt blocked. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

74:07 Dismissal

Dismissal Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) is shown the red card for fighting.

74:00

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:56

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

70:38

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

70:38

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Daniel Kearns replaces Marc Richards.

69:06

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

67:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces John O'Flynn.

67:17

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

65:00

Attempt saved. Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

59:55

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:55

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

59:27

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

59:18

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:21 Booking

Booking Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

58:15

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

58:15

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:31

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54:48

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

53:32

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

53:32

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:33

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

51:26

Attempt saved. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

49:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Dan Gardner.

47:08

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

47:08

John O'Flynn (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Chesterfield 0, Exeter City 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Nathan Smith.

45:00 +2:23 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Exeter City 1.

45:00 +1:58

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

44:05

Foul by Eliot Richards (Exeter City).

44:05

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

43:23

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

40:43

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

40:43

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:57

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Christy Pym.

39:51

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

39:00

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:58

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

37:20

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

36:45

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36:45

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

34:11

Attempt missed. Sam Hird (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

31:43

Foul by John O'Flynn (Exeter City).

31:43

Nathan Smith (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:53

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:53

Foul by Nathan Smith (Chesterfield).

28:00

Attempt saved. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:52

Foul by Nathan Smith (Chesterfield).

23:52

John O'Flynn (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:01

Foul by Eliot Richards (Exeter City).

22:01

Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:30

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

21:30

Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 0, Exeter City 1. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

16:48

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:48

Foul by Liam Cooper (Chesterfield).

11:06

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

7:17

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

7:17

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:50

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

5:50

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:47

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Gary Roberts.

2:00

Attempt saved. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

1:21

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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