League Two
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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Chesterfield

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.

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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:

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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."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 18Nolan
  • 4McAllisterBooked at 33mins
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 61'minutes
  • 24SyersSubstituted forSparrowat 76'minutes
  • 27Madden
  • 29Winnall
  • 30Williams

Substitutes

  • 7Sparrow
  • 13Severn
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Collins
  • 25Boyce
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 39Hayes

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 7Darikwa
  • 15Humphreys
  • 5Morsy
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 12RyanBooked at 64mins
  • 26GardnerSubstituted forTalbotat 61'minutes
  • 11Roberts
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forGnanduilletat 66'minutes
  • 2BanksSubstituted forRichardsat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 4Hird
  • 9Richards
  • 10O'Shea
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 25Talbot
  • 35Dunbavin
Referee:
Lee Mason
Attendance:
6,131

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home3
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Chesterfield 1.
Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.
Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).
Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is too high.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Liam Cooper.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.
Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).
Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Sparrow replaces Dave Syers.
Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United).
Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).
Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Oliver Banks.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield30151052155
2Scunthorpe30131341452
3Oxford Utd30131251651
4Rochdale2915591250
5Burton291487550
6Fleetwood28153101248
7Southend2913881147
8Newport261097539
9Dag & Red3010911-139
10Plymouth2910910-439
11Hartlepool3010812-338
12Wimbledon3010812-438
13Morecambe2910811-538
14York3181211-336
15Cheltenham298129-436
16Exeter299812-435
17Mansfield3081111-835
18Accrington288911-633
19Portsmouth3071211-933
20Bury2871110-332
21Bristol Rovers2971012-531
22Wycombe297913-630
23Torquay287813-1329
24Northampton285815-1823
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