Chesterfield beaten in seven-goal Hungary thriller

Chesterfield's first outing of pre-season was an action packed seven-goal thriller in Hungary.

Thursday, 14th July 2016, 9:42 am
Updated Thursday, 14th July 2016, 11:52 am
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The Spireites were beaten 4-3 by Apollon Limassol early on Wednesday evening.

Anton Maglica put the Cypriot side ahead in the sixth minute with a half volley from the edge of the area.

But Jay O’Shea replied from the spot after a handball in the area, before the 10 minute mark was reached.

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Three minutes later Chesterfield were ahead, Gboly Ariyibi linking well with O’Shea before crossing for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake to finish.

On 24 minutes it was all square once more, Maglica on target once more.

And in a frenetic opening half hour, the Cypriots took the lead, Sam Hird putting the ball in his own net.

Danny Wilson made nine changes at the break, bringing on recent addition Ryan Fulton in goal along with new boys Reece Mitchell and Kristian Dennis.

Luka Stojanović gave Apollon a two-goal cushion with just over 20 minutes remaining, but the Spireites hit back late on, Rai Simons setting up Dennis to make it 4-3.

Jon Nolan and Ched Evans missed the match, protecting slight knocks picked up in training.

Chesterfield are back in action on Saturday when Sheffield Wednesday are the visitors to the Proact.