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Chesterfield celebrate after Craig Clay (centre) makes it 5-5 in injury time

Chesterfield 5-5 Crewe

Chesterfield   5 - 5   Crewe

Jack Lester and Danny Whitaker both scored twice as Chesterfield fought back to draw a thriller with Crewe.

Crewe raced into a 3-0 lead through a Luke Murphy header, Lee Bell's 20-yard free kick and Byron Moore's finish.

Lester headed in to pull one back, but Shaun Miller rounded Tommy Lee for 4-1 before another Lester header and a Whitaker penalty gave the hosts hope.

Clayton Donaldson tapped in for 5-3, but another Whitaker spot kick and Craig Clay's 25-yarder secured a draw.

It was a stunning end to a captivating contest which Crewe must have thought they had all-but won when they went into the break 4-1 up, and again when they led 5-3 with only minutes left.

But in truth, Chesterfield, who are second in League Two, dominated the second half and had hit the bar through Dean Morgan before Lester kicked off the stunning finale by making it 4-2.

606: DEBATE

Crewe could certainly not have asked for a better start as they stormed into a 3-0 lead within the opening 13 minutes.

Moore swung in a cross to the back post for Murphy to nod in the opener, before Bell found the top right corner with his precise free-kick and a defensive error then let in Moore to make it three.

Lester met Morgan's cross to pull one back, but Crewe did not take long to restore their three-goal cushion as Miller slotted home to make it 4-1 in only the 26th minute.

That was the way it stayed until the 73rd minute when Lester nodded in Craig Davies' cross, and when Whitaker drove in from the spot after Morgan had been tripped minutes later, Crewe were rocking.

Donaldson seemed to have steadied those nerves when he netted from close range.

But a grandstand finish was assured when Whitaker coolly converted a second penalty, with Clay capping an amazing game by securing the Spireites a point in the third minute of stoppage time.


Chesterfield boss John Sheridan told BBC Sheffield:
"You can look at it in both ways. 4-1 down in the first half and in the second half we should have gone on to win the game.

"The goals that we have conceded today have been very poor.

"We'll look at the goals and I'll show the players but to come back 4-1 down, you'll never do that in your career so credit to them."

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Saturday, 2 October 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Chesterfield 5-5 Crewe FT
(HT 1-4)
  • Lester 23
  • Lester 74
  • Whitaker (pen) 79
  • Whitaker (pen) 89
  • Clay 90+2
  • Murphy 4
  • Bell 6
  • Moore 13
  • Miller 26
  • Donaldson 80

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 06 Ford
  • 12 Griffiths
  • 16 Breckin (Clay 30)
  • 23 Hunt yellow card
  • 08 Niven
  • 10 Whitaker
  • 11 Mattis
  • 09 Davies
  • 14 Lester
  • 17 D Morgan

Substitutes

  • 26 Redmond,
  • 18 Morris,
  • 20 Gray,
  • 24 Clay,
  • 27 Darwikwa,
  • 19 Boden

Crewe

  • 13 Taylor
  • 02 Tootle yellow card
  • 03 Blanchett
  • 05 Artell
  • 06 Ada
  • 04 Westwood
  • 08 Murphy
  • 12 Bell yellow card
  • 10 Miller yellow card
  • 14 Moore (Grant 87)
  • 18 Leitch-Smith (Donaldson 75)

Substitutes

  • 24 Fogler,
  • 15 Mitchell-King,
  • 17 Shelley,
  • 23 Dugdale,
  • 11 Grant,
  • 07 Donaldson,
  • 09 Zola
Ref: MossAtt: 6,047
CHESTERFIELD
CREWE

Possession

  • Chesterfield 41%
  • Crewe 59%

Attempts on target

  • Chesterfield 8
  • Crewe 8

Attempts off target

  • Chesterfield 8
  • Crewe 0

Corners

  • Chesterfield 9
  • Crewe 3

Fouls

  • Chesterfield 4
  • Crewe 7
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:32 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+4:19 Attacking throw-in by Dean Morgan (Chesterfield).
  • 90:00+3:40 Foul by Dean Morgan (Chesterfield) on David Artell (Crewe). Free kick taken right-footed by Rhys Taylor (Crewe) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+3:20 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood (Crewe) to short, resulting in open play.
  • Correction - 90:00+1:36 GOAL - Craig ClayChesterfield 5 - 5 Crewe Craig Clay finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 5-5 Crewe.
  • 90:00+1:36 GOAL - Craig ClayChesterfield 5 - 5 Crewe Goal by Craig Clay (Chesterfield) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right channel (20 yards).Chesterfield 5-5 Crewe.
  • 90:00+0:10 Foul by Patrick Ada (Crewe) on Scott Griffiths (Chesterfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 89:05 Attacking throw-in by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield).
  • 88:34 GOAL - Danny WhitakerChesterfield 4 - 5 Crewe Placed penalty taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield) (bottom-left of goal), scored.Chesterfield 4-5 Crewe.
  • 87:45 Booking Matt Tootle (Crewe) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 87:24 Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe) on Craig Clay (Chesterfield).
  • 87:01 Booking Lee Bell (Crewe) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 86:26 Substitution Crewe substitution: Byron Moore replaced by Joel Grant (tactical).
  • 85:59 Booking Jack Hunt (Chesterfield) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 82:38 Foul by Luke Murphy (Crewe) on Dean Morgan (Chesterfield).
  • 79:38 GOAL - Clayton DonaldsonChesterfield 3 - 5 Crewe goal by Clayton Donaldson (Crewe) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Chesterfield 3-5 Crewe.
  • 79:01 Foul by Jack Hunt (Chesterfield) on Byron Moore (Crewe). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Bell (Crewe) from left channel,
  • 78:41 GOAL - Danny WhitakerChesterfield 3 - 4 Crewe Placed penalty taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield) (low centre of goal), scored.Chesterfield 3-4 Crewe.
  • 76:29 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Morgan by Luke Murphy.
  • 76:03 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield) to short, resulting in open play.
  • 75:46 Shot by Craig Davies (Chesterfield) right-footed from centre of penalty area (25 yards), missed right.
  • 74:58 Substitution Crewe substitution: Ajay Leitch-Smith replaced by Clayton Donaldson (tactical).
  • 73:57 Free kick taken right-footed by Jack Hunt (Chesterfield) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 73:57 Booking Shaun Miller (Crewe) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 73:57 Foul by Shaun Miller (Crewe) on Jack Lester (Chesterfield).
  • 73:08 GOAL - Jack LesterChesterfield 2 - 4 Crewe Headed goal by Jack Lester (Chesterfield) (bottom-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Chesterfield 2-4 Crewe.
  • 71:43 Cross by Dean Morgan (Chesterfield), resulting in open play.
  • 70:50 Attacking throw-in by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield).
  • 70:13 Shot by Craig Davies (Chesterfield) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 69:27 Header by Jack Lester (Chesterfield) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 69:17 Cross by Craig Davies (Chesterfield), resulting in open play.
  • 69:05 Attacking throw-in by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield).
  • 68:42 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 68:12 Cross by Jack Hunt (Chesterfield), header by Craig Clay (Chesterfield) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 67:44 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield) to short, resulting in open play.
  • 67:27 Cross by Scott Griffiths (Chesterfield), clearance by David Artell (Crewe).
  • 66:47 Defending throw-in by Danny Blanchett (Crewe).
  • 66:33 Shot by Dean Morgan (Chesterfield) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 65:55 Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Chesterfield).
  • 64:55 Attacking throw-in by Craig Davies (Chesterfield).
  • 64:03 Craig Davies (Chesterfield) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Rhys Taylor (Crewe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 63:15 Shot by Craig Clay (Chesterfield) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 62:02 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 61:22 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken by Dean Morgan (Chesterfield) to short, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 61:15 Cross by Craig Clay (Chesterfield), clearance by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 60:08 Goal kick taken long by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield).
  • 59:39 Craig Davies (Chesterfield) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by David Artell (Crewe) from own half, cross by Byron Moore (Crewe), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 59:34 Goal kick taken long by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield).
  • 59:24 Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Chesterfield).
  • 59:11 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 58:37 Cross by Craig Davies (Chesterfield), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 57:49 Shot by Craig Davies (Chesterfield) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Ashley Westwood (Crewe).
  • 57:18 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 56:56 Shot by Craig Clay (Chesterfield) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), missed right.
  • 56:34 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield) to centre, clearance by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 55:30 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 55:23 Cross by Craig Davies (Chesterfield), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 54:50 Defending throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 54:13 Cross by Craig Clay (Chesterfield), resulting in open play.
  • 53:43 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 53:24 Shot by Derek Niven (Chesterfield) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), blocked by Luke Murphy (Crewe).
  • 51:48 Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Chesterfield).
  • 50:46 Cross by Derek Niven (Chesterfield), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 50:08 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Ashley Westwood (Crewe) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 49:38 Shot by Ashley Westwood (Crewe) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), save by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield).
  • 49:05 Defending throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 48:51 Shot by Jack Lester (Chesterfield) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Lee Bell (Crewe).
  • 48:11 Defending throw-in by Danny Blanchett (Crewe).
  • 47:10 Goal kick taken long by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield).
  • 46:34 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 46:21 Shot by Craig Davies (Chesterfield) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
  • 45:34 Goal kick taken long by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield).
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • 45:00+2:59 The referee blows for half time.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:38 Defending throw-in by Lee Bell (Crewe).
  • 45:00+1:35 Goal kick taken long by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield).
  • 45:00+0:36 Simon Ford (Chesterfield) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Rhys Taylor (Crewe) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • Correction - 44:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Murphy on Scott Griffiths. Direct free kick taken by Derek Niven.
  • 44:56 Foul by Luke Murphy (Crewe) on Scott Griffiths (Chesterfield). Free kick taken left-footed by Derek Niven (Chesterfield) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 44:28 Cross by Craig Davies (Chesterfield), save (caught) by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 42:49 Jack Lester (Chesterfield) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Rhys Taylor (Crewe) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 42:30 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 41:37 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Dean Morgan (Chesterfield) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 40:57 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 40:47 Shot by Derek Niven (Chesterfield) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 40:29 Cross by Jack Hunt (Chesterfield), clearance by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 40:00 Booking
  • 39:10 Goal kick taken long by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield).
  • Correction - 37:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Murphy by Danny Whitaker. Lee Bell has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Tommy Lee.
  • 37:17 Foul by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield) on Luke Murphy (Crewe). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Bell (Crewe) from right channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield). Attacking throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 36:27 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 36:16 Goal kick taken short by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 36:03 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield) to short, resulting in open play.
  • 35:50 Cross by Craig Davies (Chesterfield), blocked by David Artell (Crewe).
  • 34:16 Shot by Derek Niven (Chesterfield) right-footed from right channel (35 yards), over the bar.
  • 34:02 Cross by Jack Hunt (Chesterfield), clearance by David Artell (Crewe).
  • 33:50 Attacking throw-in by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield).
  • 33:43 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 33:11 Defending throw-in by Danny Blanchett (Crewe).
  • 32:45 Goal kick taken long by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield).
  • 31:38 Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Chesterfield).
  • 30:24 Defending throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 29:29 Substitution Chesterfield substitution: Ian Breckin replaced by Craig Clay (tactical).
  • 28:18 Shot by Lee Bell (Crewe) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield).
  • 27:44 Defending throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 27:10 Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe) on Scott Griffiths (Chesterfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 25:03 Assist (pass) by Byron Moore (Crewe) from right channel.
  • 25:03 GOAL - Shaun MillerChesterfield 1 - 4 Crewe Goal by Shaun Miller (Crewe) right-footed (low centre of goal) from right channel (12 yards).Chesterfield 1-4 Crewe.
  • 24:40 Defending throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Chesterfield).
  • 24:16 Defending throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Chesterfield).
  • 23:41 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood (Crewe) to short, resulting in open play.
  • 22:35 Assist by Dean Morgan (Chesterfield) from right channel.
  • 22:35 GOAL - Jack LesterChesterfield 1 - 3 Crewe goal by Jack Lester (Chesterfield) right-footed (low centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Chesterfield 1-3 Crewe.
  • 22:15 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Danny Whitaker (Chesterfield) to short, cross by Dean Morgan (Chesterfield),
  • 21:29 Cross/shot by Dwayne Mattis (Chesterfield) right-footed from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (caught) by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 20:43 Goal kick taken short by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 19:56 Defending throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 19:03 Attacking throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Chesterfield).
  • 18:38 Attacking throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Chesterfield).
  • 18:07 Goal kick taken long by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield).
  • 17:22 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 17:03 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 16:36 Cross by Ashley Westwood (Crewe), resulting in open play.
  • 15:40 Byron Moore (Crewe) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 14:06 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 13:47 Defending throw-in by Danny Blanchett (Crewe).
  • 13:22 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 13:11 Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Chesterfield).
  • 12:01 GOAL - Byron MooreChesterfield 0 - 3 Crewe Goal by Byron Moore (Crewe) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Chesterfield 0-3 Crewe.
  • 11:29 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Dean Morgan (Chesterfield) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 10:36 Cross by Ashley Westwood (Crewe), save (caught) by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield).
  • 9:45 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 9:37 Cross by Craig Davies (Chesterfield), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 9:15 Cross by Danny Blanchett (Crewe), resulting in open play.
  • 9:01 Cross by Luke Murphy (Crewe), resulting in open play.
  • 8:16 Goal kick taken long by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield).
  • 8:12 Attacking throw-in by Danny Blanchett (Crewe).
  • 7:24 Byron Moore (Crewe) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Tommy Lee (Chesterfield) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 6:58 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 5:57 GOAL - Lee BellChesterfield 0 - 2 Crewe Free kick scored by Lee Bell (Crewe) right-footed (top-left of goal) from right channel (25 yards).Chesterfield 0-2 Crewe.
  • 4:54 Foul by Derek Niven (Chesterfield) on Ashley Westwood (Crewe).
  • 4:20 Defending throw-in by Danny Blanchett (Crewe).
  • 3:10 GOAL - Luke MurphyChesterfield 0 - 1 Crewe headed goal by Luke Murphy (Crewe) (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Chesterfield 0-1 Crewe.
  • 2:56 Cross by Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe),
  • 1:38 Defending throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Chesterfield).
  • 1:08 Goal kick taken long by Rhys Taylor (Crewe).
  • 0:42 Cross by David Artell (Crewe), resulting in open play.
  • 0:23 Cross by Derek Niven (Chesterfield), resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Matt Tootle (Crewe).
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Port Vale 10 10 22
2 Chesterfield 10 9 19
3 Rotherham 10 7 19
4 Shrewsbury 10 7 18
5 Bury 10 3 16
6 Accrington 10 7 15
7 Wycombe 10 5 15
8 Torquay 10 4 15
9 Oxford Utd 10 5 14
10 Burton Albion 10 3 14
11 Southend 10 1 14
12 Cheltenham 10 -4 14
13 Stevenage 10 2 13
14 Crewe 10 8 12
15 Aldershot 10 -1 12
16 Macclesfield 10 -4 12
17 Stockport 10 -4 11
18 Gillingham 10 -3 10
19 Northampton 10 -5 10
20 Morecambe 10 -8 10
21 Barnet 10 -10 9
22 Lincoln City 10 -7 8
23 Bradford 10 -9 8
24 Hereford 10 -16 5


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