Chesterfield 3-2 Bristol Rovers: Match Report

26 November 2016 05:34

Jay O'Shea helps Chesterfield clinch vital victory

Chesterfield came from behind to hold on to the points in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Bristol Rovers.

Jay O'Shea scored twice but substitute Billy Bodin notched 15 minutes from the end to force the Spireites to hold on and register back-to-back wins for the first time since August.

Rovers came out of the blocks rapidly and took the lead within three minutes when former Spireite Peter Hartley bundled in the ball from close range after a corner.

Darrell Clarke's side looked dominant and threatened to increase their lead but the hosts eventually found their feet and levelled when Ian Evatt stabbed home his first home goal for Chesterfield in over 11 years following O'Shea's free-kick.

The Irishman then turned the scoreline around when he headed Gary Liddle's cross home, and he then hammered in a superb long-range free-kick.

Bodin's 10-yard effort led to many anxious moments for Danny Wilson's men, who moved to within two points of safety.

Source: PA