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Chesterfield 1-1 Wrexham

Shwan Jalal
Former Wrexham goalkeeper Shwan Jalal started his career with Tottenham

Jonathan Smith's late equaliser rescued Chesterfield against promotion-challengers Wrexham, who dropped a place to third.

Brad Walker's first-half penalty after Will Evans handled in the box gave Sam Ricketts' side the chance to return to the top of the National League.

But Martin Allen saw his team battle to the end and earn their reward as Smith struck.

In the process the Spireites rose a place to 19th in the table.

Wrexham manager Sam Ricketts said: "It was disappointing to concede in injury time having been so close to securing what would have been a fantastic three points.

"First half we controlled the game. I was disappointed in our performance second half and ended up defending wave after wave and when you do that eventually one player will switch off and it leads to an opportunity and they will take it."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 31Burton
  • 30DentonBooked at 3minsSubstituted forAmantchiat 58'minutes
  • 6Maguire
  • 23Smith
  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 19Hollis
  • 11Hines
  • 5EvansBooked at 20minsSubstituted forShawat 45'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 22MuggletonSubstituted forKiwomyaat 76'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 16RowleyBooked at 62mins

Substitutes

  • 9Shaw
  • 28Reid
  • 29Amantchi
  • 32Fortuné
  • 36Kiwomya

Wrexham

  • 18LaintonBooked at 87mins
  • 2Roberts
  • 5PearsonBooked at 33mins
  • 13CarringtonSubstituted forJenningsat 45'minutes
  • 9Fondop-TalomSubstituted forBeavonat 59'minutes
  • 8Young
  • 11PykeSubstituted forHolroydat 75'minutes
  • 14Rutherford
  • 16WalkerBooked at 75mins
  • 20Wright
  • 30Lawlor

Substitutes

  • 1Dibble
  • 3Jennings
  • 10Holroyd
  • 15Maguire-Drew
  • 23Beavon
Referee:
Christopher Pollard
Attendance:
5,662

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Wrexham 1.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Wrexham 1. Jonathan Smith (Chesterfield).

Booking

Robert Lainton (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Lee Shaw (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Alex Kiwomya replaces Sam Muggleton.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Chris Holroyd replaces Rekeil Pyke.

Booking

Brad Walker (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Joe Rowley (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Stuart Beavon replaces Mike Fondop-Talom.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Levi Amantchi replaces Tom Denton.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chesterfield 0, Wrexham 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Lee Shaw replaces Will Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. James Jennings replaces Mark Carrington.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Wrexham 1.

Booking

Shaun Pearson (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Will Evans (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 0, Wrexham 1. Brad Walker (Wrexham) converts the penalty with a.

Booking

Tom Denton (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient17106133102336
2Salford17105233151835
3Wrexham17105223101335
4Solihull Moors1711152618834
5Harrogate1796233191433
6Fylde178812872132
7Gateshead17102524131132
8Sutton United168532319429
9Hartlepool177732017328
10Eastleigh178271519-426
11Boreham Wood177462121025
12Barnet167451717025
13Barrow176382021-121
14Halifax175661819-121
15Bromley175572327-420
16Aldershot176291726-920
17Ebbsfleet175481922-319
18Maidenhead United1752102032-1217
19Chesterfield173681420-615
20Maidstone United1742111224-1214
21Dag & Red1733111425-1112
22Havant & Waterlooville1725101834-1611
23Braintree1724111329-1610
24Dover1715111636-208
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