Result: Chesterfield 0 Yeovil 0

Chesterfield's  Daniel Jones knocks the ball past Jordan Clarke - Pic By James Williamson
Chesterfield's Daniel Jones knocks the ball past Jordan Clarke - Pic By James Williamson

Chesterfield made it three games without a goal and six without a win as they huffed and puffed against a Yeovil side that had chances but, like their hosts, rarely looked like breaking the deadlock.

Margreitter headed out for a corner that saw Arthurworrey and Hiwula both have efforts, the latter forcing a regulation save from Lee. Spireites won a series of three corners after Doyle’s shot was well palmed away by Steer and the home side got through their difficult first five minutes of the second half without blemish.

Morsy had a shot blocked and Jones a cross cleared and Gardner’s shot was blocked before Doyle saw Steer save at close range and the resulting corner was a tad high for Raglan.

Paul Cook made a double substitution just short of the hour mark, O’Shea and Johnson replacing Gardner and Banks, Johnson immediately delivered a cross but fellow Villa man caught it.

Berrett hit over from Clarke’s pass, which came after Jones hit shirt for O’Shea, who soon after was just a yard away from a Clucas cross. Darikwa’s overlapping run earned a corner that was cleared as Spireites bossed possession but they were not penetrative as they wanted to be.

Hayter replaced Grant for Yeovil to add a goal threat in the final passages of play. Darikwa put a cross over the roof as anxiety began to creep back into Spireites’ play as time ticked away and no goal was forthcoming.

Gobern gave the ball away to Foley but his 20 yard shot was easily gathered by Lee. Ryan came on for Gobern.

Clucas got the faintest of headed touches onto Jones’s cross after good work by Johnson and O’Shea won a corner that Clucas over hit.

Lee was booked for an outside of the box foul on Hiwula but the free-kick was well dealt with by Spireites, Lee punching the second phase ball in away.

Ryan volleyed high after Johnson’s corner had been half-cleared and Darikwa’s cross earned another corner and Johnson’s delivery clipped a defender and hit the upright

Chesterfield: Lee, Darikwa, Raglan, Margreitter, Jones, Morsy, Gobern, Gardner, Banks, Clucas, Doyle. Subs: Hunt, O’Shea, Johnson, Humphreys, Ryan, Boco, Ariyibi.

Yeovil: Steer, Edwards, Dawson, Berrett, Foley, Moore, Grant, Clarke, Davis, Nugent, Arthurworry. Subs: Weale, Moloney, Hayter, Leitch-Smith, Hoskins, Twumasi, Hiwula.

Referee: Oliver Langford (West Midlands).