Chesterfield sensationally cAme from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at Preston with Eoin Doyle scoring his second hat-trick in as many days.
The visitors went behind when Paul Gallagher’s ball was headed in by Alan Browne and then on 15 minutes Joe Garner took advantage of some indecision by Tommy Lee before rounding the keeper and doubling the lead.
Spireites came into the match a little more after that setback, however they were hit on the counter on 28 minutes when Josh Brownhill volleyed home.
Paul Cook had made just one change to the starting line-up from Saturday’s win over Scunthorpe with Gary Roberts replaced by Daniel Johnson. The youngster came on for Roberts after just 22 minutes of the win over Iron,
And the side that has struggled with injuries were dealt another blow when Daniel Jones came off injured and was replaced by Jay O’Shea.
Spireites looked down and out at that stage but the open nature of the game loomed large again on 31 minutes when top goalscorer Eoin Doyle, fresh from a hat-trick at the weekend, latched onto a ball from substitute O’Shea and buried his effort past Jones in the Preston goal.
Cook’s men pressed and pressed for a second and Romuald Boco missed the best of their chances when after Doyle had headed a Sam Clucas cross back across goal, the Frenchman fired over from six yards out.
Chesterfieeld again had the better of the play but they found clear shots on goal hard to come by, despite putting a great deal of pressure on the Preston defence.
That was until the 79th minute when Johnson played Doyle through and the Irish striker fired home.
Then in the 88th minute a Johnson corner was handled by Garner and up stepped Doyle to complete an amazing turnaround.
Preston: Jones; Woods, Clarke, Wright, Buchanan; Kilkenny; Gallagher, Brownhill, Browne, Hayhurst; Garner. Subs: Stuckmann, Laird, Wiseman, Davies, Reid, King, Robinson.
Chesterfield: Lee; Darikwa, Evatt, Margreitter, Jones; Ryan, Morsy; Boco, Johnson, Clucas; Doyle. Subs: Chapman, Raglan, Humphreys, Gnanduillet, Ariyibi, Banks, O’Shea.
Ref: Nigel Miller (Co Durham)