Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Billericay Town 1.
Moses Emmanuel earned National League South leaders Billericay an FA Cup first-round replay with a sweetly struck 20-yard equaliser at 1997 semi-finalists Chesterfield.
The midfielder ran onto a pass by skipper Sam Deering and showed composure to keep possession before leaving goalkeeper Callum Burton clutching at thin air in the 52nd minute.
Emmanuel's goal cancelled out Laurence Maguire's 17th-minute header for Chesterfield, who failed to make heavy late pressure pay.
Martin Allen's side made a slick start as Curtis Weston, Marc Antoine-Fortune and the lively Zavon Hines all saw efforts denied by in-form goalkeeper Alan Julian.
But Maguire rose at the far post to nod home Joe Rowley's corner before Billericay forced their way back into the game prior to the interval.
After Emmanuel's leveller, both sides went all out for a winner, with Chesterfield ending up with four strikers on the field.
Jonathan Smith saw a shot deflected wide after an excellent cutback by Jerome Binnom-Williams before Julian produced his best stop of the lot to deny Hines.
But Chesterfield also needed a last-gasp clearance by Maguire after Callum Kennedy put over a threatening cross.
And the Essex visitors held out after four minutes of added time to earn a replay on home soil against their National League foes.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 8WestonSubstituted forDentonat 86'minutes
- 28ReidSubstituted forShawat 66'minutes
- 32FortunéSubstituted forAmantchiat 66'minutes
- 5HaylesSubstituted forInmanat 35'minutes
- 7EmmanuelSubstituted forO'Haraat 70'minutes
- 9RobinsonSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 60'minutes
- Martin Woods
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Billericay Town 1.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ross Lafayette.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Alan Julian.
Attempt saved. Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Attempt missed. Jerome Binnom-Williams (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Sam Deering (Billericay Town).
Lee Shaw (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Tom Denton replaces Curtis Weston.
Joe Kizzi (Billericay Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Shaw (Chesterfield).
Attempt blocked. Lee Shaw (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jake Howells.
Attempt blocked. Jonathan Smith (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Danny Waldren (Billericay Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Joe Kizzi (Billericay Town).
Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Levi Amantchi (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.