Smalley header earns point

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Stockport County 1, Chesterfield 1

There was no separating the top from the bottom at Edgeley Park on Tuesday evening.

For League Two leaders Chesterfield had to come from behind to earn a point at the division’s table proppers Stockport.

The Hatters took the lead in the 72nd minute through Paul Turnbull who volleyed home from close range.

A minute later, the Spireites were level courtesy of a Deane Smalley header following a Danny Whitaker cross.

The 73th minute equaliser was Smalley’s fifth Chesterfield goal of the season.

The result extended Chesterfield’s unbeaten run to nine games and left them five point clear at the head of League Two.

For the full match report: read this week’s Derbyshire Times.