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Spireites sign off in style at Saltergate: Match Review

Spireites sign off in style at Saltergate (©PAphotos)
Spireites sign off in style at Saltergate (©PAphotos).

Derek Niven scored a dramatic late winner as Chesterfield beat Bournemouth 2-1 in the last ever game at Saltergate.

The Spireites had trailed to an own goal by Drew Talbot until Jack Lester levelled and Niven ended 139 years of football at Saltergate with a low drive although it was not enough to earn the home side a play-off place.

Chesterfield had to win and hope other results went for them and started well with both Lester and Mark Allott forcing good saves from Shwan Jalal.

Tommy Lee did well to smother an Anton Robinson shot after he spilled a cross, but Bournemouth went in front after 42 minutes when Talbot turned an inswinging corner from Warren Cummings into his own net.

Lester was foiled again by Jalal after 50 minutes and the home side had strong claims for a penalty rejected a minute later when Lee Bradbury appeared to drag down Rob Page.

It needed a great reaction save by Lee to stop Danny Hollands adding a second for Bournemouth and the Chesterfield goalkeeper kept his side in it when he turned a Brett Pitman shot onto the post.

Lester levelled after 80 minutes when he lashed in a right-foot shot and the striker headed against a post before Niven won the game in dramatic fashion to spark a pitch invasi

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Tommy Lee
Football
Anton Robinson
Derek Niven
Shwan Jalal
Warren Cummings
Danny Hollands
League Two
Warren Cummings
Lee Bradbury
Jack Lester
Drew Talbot
Brett Pitman
Mark Allott

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