Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Chesterfield 0.
Chesterfield preserved their slim hopes of survival in League One with a battling goalless draw at automatic promotion hopefuls Bolton.
Gary Caldwell's side were not helped by results elsewhere - they are now 11 points adrift of safety with five games remaining - but showed impressive resolve to hold firm against a late onslaught.
Jon Nolan was sent off for a second bookable offence during stoppage time but despite throwing everything forward, Bolton could not find a winner which would have extended their advantage over third-placed Fleetwood to nine points.
The Trotters seemed to suffer stage fright in the first half, watched by 23,376 fans - their second-largest league gate since dropping out of the Premier League in 2012.
Chesterfield should have taken the lead when Mark Howard spilled Dan Gardner's long-range effort and Kristian Dennis failed to bury the rebound.
Bolton picked up after the break, captain Darren Pratley twice denied the opening goal by some last-ditch defending.
Adam Le Fondre also volleyed just over the bar as the home side went in search of a sixth successive victory.
And after a frantic goalmouth scramble at the end where both Le Fondre and David Wheater had shots blocked, Nolan then left the field early for a foul on Filipe Morais.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 3MoxeySubstituted forHenryat 82'minutes
- 45Le Fondre
- 12LongSubstituted forClaytonat 62'minutes
- 2McGinnBooked at 50mins
- 7GardnerSubstituted forGrimshawat 85'minutes
- 17DimaioBooked at 37mins
- 39RowleySubstituted forEbanks-Blakeat 90'minutes
- 18NolanBooked at 90mins
- 27MaguireBooked at 66mins
- 20DennisSubstituted forSimonsat 80'minutes
- 8Martinez Cervera
- Eddie Ilderton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Chesterfield 0.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Anderson.
Second yellow card to Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) for a bad foul.
Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jon Nolan (Chesterfield).
Attempt blocked. Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Dion Donohue (Chesterfield).
Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield).
Substitution, Chesterfield. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake replaces Joe Rowley.
Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).
Tom Anderson (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Liam Grimshaw replaces Dan Gardner.
Attempt saved. Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Dean Moxey.
Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).
Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Rai Simons replaces Kristian Dennis.