Match gallery: Chesterfield FC 2 Coventry City 3 in pictures

Chesterfield suffered a narrow defeat at home to Coventry City in a result that put a dent in the Spireites’ hopes of climbing in to the League One play-offs.

A powerful Marcus Tudgay header put the visitors in to a ninth minute lead before Jay O’Shea’s deflected effort levelled the score just before half-time.

Chesterfield vs Coventry - Tommy Lee once again cuts a frustrated figure as Chesterfield's poor defending is punished - Pic By James Williamson

Chesterfield vs Coventry - Tommy Lee once again cuts a frustrated figure as Chesterfield's poor defending is punished - Pic By James Williamson

Sanmi Odelusi and Frank Nouble put Coventry in to a favourable position with 15 minutes to go before Gboly Ariyibi reduced the arrears five minutes from time.

Chesterfield pushed forward in search of an equaliser and Caolan Lavery brought the best out of the visitors’ keeper Lee Burge right at the death.

The Spireites slipped one place to eleventh in the table and results elsewhere has seen a five-point gap emerge from sixth-place Barnsley who beat Oldham.

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