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Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Slew on James Hurst. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.
Jordan Slew challenges James Hurst unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
James Hurst challenges Jordan Slew unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joel Byrom takes the free kick.
Scott Laird fouled by James Hurst, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Joel Byrom from left channel, clearance by Jordan Bowery. Corner taken by Joel Byrom from the right by-line, Jordan Bowery makes a clearance.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Michael Bostwick goes wide right of the target.
Foul by Josh Thompson on Joel Byrom, free kick awarded. Joel Byrom shoots direct from the free kick.
Foul by Jordan Bowery on Mark Roberts, free kick awarded. Craig Westcarr leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Lester. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the left by-line, Jon Ashton makes a clearance.
Goal scored by Craig Reid from close in low into the middle of the goal. Stevenage 2-2 Chesterfield.Assist on the goal came from Scott Laird.
Joel Byrom takes the outswinging corner, Scott Laird gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Stevenage 1-2 Chesterfield.Joel Byrom provided the assist for the goal.
Craig Reid has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Joel Byrom takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee. Corner from right by-line taken by Joel Byrom.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Derek Niven by Joel Byrom. James Hurst takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Beardsley. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Byrom on Mark Allott. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Joel Byrom.
Craig Reid replaces Luke Freeman.
Effort on goal by Luke Freeman from long range goes over the crossbar.
Joel Byrom has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
Craig Westcarr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Freeman. Neal Trotman is shown a yellow card. Patrick Agyemang leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Beardsley. Joel Byrom delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridehalgh by Jordan Slew. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.
Craig Westcarr has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
Joel Byrom produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
The official flags Craig Westcarr offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.
Darius Charles is brought on as a substitute for Robin Shroot.
Foul by Jordan Slew on Josh Thompson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.
Drew Talbot has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Agyemang by Josh Thompson. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Scott Laird from right channel.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom from the right by-line to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Jon Ashton misses to the left of the target.
Joel Byrom takes a short corner.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Westcarr, clearance made by Jon Ashton.
Drew Talbot gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Agyemang. The ball is sent over by Luke Freeman, Jon Ashton produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The offside flag is raised against Craig Westcarr. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.
Craig Westcarr produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom from the left by-line, Jon Ashton takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.
Unfair challenge on Jordan Slew by James Hurst results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Luke Freeman, Michael Bostwick produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Foul by Neal Trotman on Patrick Agyemang, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Scott Laird from left channel.
Jordan Bowery fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stevenage 0-2 Chesterfield.
James Hurst fouled by Patrick Agyemang, the ref awards a free kick. James Hurst restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Craig Westcarr. Chris Day takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Joel Byrom from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Noel Alexandre Mendy.
Jordan Slew takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save.
Josh Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Agyemang. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Joel Byrom from right channel, Mark Allott makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr, assist on the goal came from Drew Talbot. Neal Trotman grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Stevenage 0-1 Chesterfield.
Craig Westcarr takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Derek Niven on Jon Ashton. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Hurst by Michael Bostwick. James Hurst restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Craig Westcarr from the right by-line to the near post, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Westcarr from the left by-line, clearance by Mark Roberts.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Westcarr by Mark Roberts. Indirect free kick taken by James Hurst. Inswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the left by-line.
Pat poised for Boro bow
Stevenage could hand a debut to Patrick Agyemang when Chesterfield visit Broadhall Way.
The striker joined Boro on loan for the rest of the season from QPR on Thursday and is expected to go straight into Gary Smith's squad.
Fellow loanee Jordan Slew, who made his debut in last week's draw at Exeter, is available after missing the midweek FA Cup defeat to Tottenham because he was cup-tied.
Top scorer Chris Beardsley returned from a hamstring injury at White Hart Lane and is competing for a starting spot along with Agyemang, Slew, Darius Charles and Craig Reid.
Manager Smith has no other selection problems and is looking to get Boro's play-off push back on track following a run of four league games without a win which has seen them drop to eighth.
Jack Lester is likely to return to spearhead Chesterfield's attack after he was rested at Preston on Tuesday night.
Centre-half Simon Ford will also be back after being rested as the club continue to manage his knee problem.
On-loan defender James Hurst is close to coming back into the reckoning after missing the last six matches with an ankle injury.
Manager John Sheridan is trying to sign a replacement midfielder for David Davis, who has been recalled from his loan spell by parent club Wolves.
Dean Morgan will not be involved as the forward has joined League Two club Oxford on a one-month loan deal.
Quickfire Boro peg back Blues
Craig Reid rescued Stevenage as their play-off challenge stuttered after being held to a surprise 2-2 draw against relegation-threatened Chesterfield.
Boro's gutsy showing against Tottenham at White Hart Lane in the FA Cup was a distant memory within 22 minutes as the visitors took complete control.
With 12 minutes on the clock, Neil Trotman rose highest to meet Drew Talbot's cross and bury a header off the underside of the crossbar. And just 10 minutes later it was 2-0 as Jordan Bowery profited from a mix-up at the back to bend a sumptuous effort inside the far post beyond the despairing dive of goalkeeper Chris Day.
It could easily have got worse for Stevenage. Craig Westcarr raced clear down the left but his drive flashed across the face of goal.
For Boro, Jon Ashton's near-post flick from Joel Byrom's corner was a close as they came to reducing their arrears in the first half.
After the interval, it was Byrom who twice went close to dragging Stevenage back into the game - stabbing wide from inside the box before seeing a long-range strike fizz past the post.
And it was Byrom again who forced Chesterfield keeper Tommy Lee to get down smartly, tipping his first-time effort wide.
With 15 minutes left Scott Laird halved the deficit, applying a clever flick to Byrom's corner. And incredibly, Stevenage were back on level terms seconds later, as Laird, rampaging down the left, picked out Reid at the far post and the substitute calmly slotted past Lee.
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