CONOR Townsend’s afternoon went from delight to despair as Chesterfield drew their final game of the calender year at home to Morecambe.
The young midfielder, on loan from Hull City, curled in a spectacular free kick to level the scores before he was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Shrimps skipper Will Haining.
Chris McCready had put the visitors in the lead after his header had adjudged to have crossed the line before Tommy Lee acrobatically pushed the ball out.
Chesterfield sit outside the play-offs in ninth in League Two, three points behind Burton Albion in seventh.
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