Match gallery: Chesterfield FC 1 Coventry City 1

Spireites’ upped their game significantly to end a run of seven straight league defeats and five without scoring.

But the three points that have been so elusive were snatched away when James Maddison drilled in a free-kick from 25 yards after he’d been fouled by Sam Hird following a burst from the halfway line.

Chesterfield vs Coventry City - Sam Morsy and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake show their disappointment as  they're unable to capitalise on a coventry mistake - Pic By James Williamson

Chesterfield vs Coventry City - Sam Morsy and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake show their disappointment as they're unable to capitalise on a coventry mistake - Pic By James Williamson

Maddison found the range perfectly to earn the visitors a share of the points.

Chesterfield had taken the lead in the first half when eight hours and eight minutes without a league goal was ended when sub Lee Novak headed in Jay O’Shea’s free-kick.