Pearson late show denies Spireites: Match Review

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Greg Pearson rescued a 2-2 draw for Burton against Chesterfield with a stoppage-time goal in another dramatic finish at the Pirelli Stadium.

Pearson swept home the leveller after Tommy Lee had appeared to get Chesterfield's promotion push back on track with an 89th-minute penalty save.

The keeper brilliantly kept out Shaun Harrad's spot kick to preserve a lead given to the visitors when Scott Boden came off the bench to score with his first touch in the 61st minute.

Chesterfield had earlier broken an untidy midfield stalemate with Ishmel Demontagnac's debut goal in the 34th minute.

The midfielder, on loan from Blackpool, pounced from six yards after Artur Krysiak had misjudged a Wade Small cross.

But Burton were back on level terms six minutes later, Russell Penn driving home after the visitors had failed to clear a Jimmy Phillips cross.

The visitors went back in front with Boden's first touch in the 61st minute.

The youngster had been on the pitch for less than three minutes when he received Small's pass and weaved across the area to make room for a cracking finish from 15 yards.

Lee then kept out Harrad's spot kick after Aaron Webster had been wrestled off the ball by Robert Page.

Yet Burton, beaten by a stoppage time goal in last weekend's 11-goal thriller against Cheltenham, hit back to level when substitute Pearson pounced on a loose ball.

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Tommy Lee
Russell Penn
Jimmy Phillips
Robert Page
Ishmel Demontagnac
Scott Boden
Cheltenham Town
Aaron Webster
Burton Albion
League Two
Greg Pearson
Artur Krysiak
Wade Small
Shaun Harrad

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