Stevenage 2-2 Chesterfield

Play-off hopefuls Stevenage came back from two goals down to draw with relegation-haunted Chesterfield.

The visitors raced into a shock two-goal lead when Neil Trotman headed in Drew Talbot's cross and Jordan Bowery curled in a beauty.

Stevenage piled on the pressure and Scott Laird reduced the deficit when he flicked in Joel Byrom's corner.

Within seconds the hosts were level as Craig Reid calmly converted at the far post from Laird's cross.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager John Sheridan tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

John Sheridan

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Chesterfield boss John Sheridan upset by late goals

"I'm very disappointed, the game was there for us.

"I thought we were very comfortable. It was an excellent performance to get the 2-0 lead.

"First half we played we really played well and could have got more [goals] as well.

"But the first goal, it's an embarrassment how it has ended up in the back of the net. It just gives them a bit of belief and they come back into the game."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 03 Laird
  • 05 Ashton
  • 14 Roberts
  • 02 Wilson
  • 13 Byrom
  • 24 Bostwick
  • 32 Shroot (Charles - 46' )
  • 15 Freeman (Reid - 65' )
  • 27 Slew
  • 29 Agyemang (Beardsley - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 04 Charles
  • 30 Lascelles
  • 10 Reid
  • 20 Beardsley

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 02 Trotman Booked
  • 05 Thompson
  • 12 Ridehalgh
  • 18 Hurst
  • 07 Allott
  • 08 Niven
  • 09 Westcarr (Lester - 80' )
  • 16 Mendy
  • 21 Bowery
  • 25 Talbot

Substitutes

  • 13 Fleming
  • 06 Ford
  • 10 Whitaker
  • 11 Ajose
  • 14 Lester
Ref: Collins
Att: 3,534

Match Stats

Shots

14 6

On target

5 2

Corners

8 6

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:08 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Hurst by Jordan Slew. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

90:00 +0:29

Jordan Slew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Hurst. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.

89:04

Foul by James Hurst on Jordan Slew, free kick awarded. Joel Byrom restarts play with the free kick.

86:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Laird by James Hurst. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Joel Byrom, Jordan Bowery makes a clearance. Corner taken by Joel Byrom, Jordan Bowery manages to make a clearance.

83:24

Michael Bostwick has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

79:27

Unfair challenge on Joel Byrom by Josh Thompson results in a free kick. Joel Byrom produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

78:41

Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.

78:41 Substitution

Substitution Craig Westcarr leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Lester.

78:41

Jordan Bowery challenges Mark Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:14

Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Westcarr, clearance by Jon Ashton.

76:58

Assist on the goal came from Scott Laird.

76:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Reid - Stevenage 2 - 2 Chesterfld Craig Reid finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Stevenage 2-2 Chesterfield.

75:42

The assist for the goal came from Joel Byrom.

75:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Laird - Stevenage 1 - 2 Chesterfld Scott Laird scores a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Stevenage 1-2 Chesterfield.

75:20

Joel Byrom takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post,

73:14

Effort from the edge of the area by Craig Reid goes wide of the right-hand post.

71:32

Joel Byrom takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joel Byrom.

69:45

Joel Byrom challenges Derek Niven unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Hurst takes the direct free kick.

67:12

Chris Beardsley is ruled offside. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.

66:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Allott by Joel Byrom. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.

65:09

Corner from right by-line taken by Joel Byrom.

64:08 Substitution

Substitution Craig Reid joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Freeman.

62:48

Luke Freeman takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

60:58

Joel Byrom has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

59:32

Joel Byrom crosses the ball in from the free kick.

59:32 Substitution

Substitution Chris Beardsley is brought on as a substitute for Patrick Agyemang.

59:32 Booking

Booking Neal Trotman goes into the referee's book.

59:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Freeman by Craig Westcarr.

57:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridehalgh by Jordan Slew. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

56:54

Effort from outside the penalty box by Craig Westcarr goes wide left of the target.

55:18

Joel Byrom has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

45:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Westcarr. Chris Day takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Darius Charles on for Robin Shroot.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

43:10

The official flags Craig Westcarr offside. Chris Day takes the free kick.

40:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Slew on Josh Thompson. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

39:29

Drew Talbot has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

37:01

Patrick Agyemang fouled by Josh Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Scott Laird.

35:21

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom played to the near post, Header by Jon Ashton from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

35:04

Joel Byrom decides to take the corner short.

33:35

Outswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the right by-line, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.

32:02

Patrick Agyemang fouled by Drew Talbot, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Luke Freeman, Header from close range by Jon Ashton misses to the right of the goal.

30:36

Craig Westcarr is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

27:29

Craig Westcarr has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

26:37

Corner taken by Joel Byrom, Jon Ashton takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save.

24:53

James Hurst challenges Jordan Slew unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Luke Freeman, Michael Bostwick produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

24:13

Unfair challenge on Patrick Agyemang by Neal Trotman results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Scott Laird from left channel.

21:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Bowery - Stevenage 0 - 2 Chesterfld Jordan Bowery gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stevenage 0-2 Chesterfield.

17:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Agyemang on James Hurst. James Hurst takes the indirect free kick.

16:20

Craig Westcarr is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.

15:23

Corner taken by Joel Byrom from the left by-line played to the near post, Noel Alexandre Mendy manages to make a clearance.

15:00

Jordan Slew takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save.

13:56

Josh Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Agyemang. Joel Byrom crosses the ball in from the free kick, Mark Allott makes a clearance.

11:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Neal Trotman - Stevenage 0 - 1 Chesterfld Neal Trotman scores a headed goal from close in. Stevenage 0-1 Chesterfield.

11:27

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Westcarr from the right by-line, Drew Talbot provided the assist for the goal.

10:25

Effort on goal by Craig Westcarr from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

9:15

Unfair challenge on Jon Ashton by Derek Niven results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

7:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Bostwick on James Hurst. James Hurst takes the free kick.

5:46

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Westcarr from the right by-line to the near post, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the left by-line, clearance by Mark Roberts.

2:29

Mark Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Westcarr. James Hurst takes the indirect free kick. Corner taken by Craig Westcarr.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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