Recap: Chesterfield beat Halifax to progress to National League play-off semi-finals

Chesterfield take on FC Halifax Town at The Shay tonight in the National League play-off elimination round (7.45pm KO).

By Liam Norcliffe
Tuesday, 24th May 2022, 9:50 pm
Halifax v Chesterfield - live updates.
Halifax v Chesterfield - live updates.

The Shaymen finished fourth so they have home advantage this evening.

The Spireites secured seventh spot on the last day of the season.

Halifax, who have the best home record in the division, have taken four points off Town this campaign and go into this one as hot favourites.

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The winner will play Solihull Moors away this Sunday in the semi-finals.

Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will bring you everything you need to know.

Halifax v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022, 24:09

  • FT: Halifax 1 v 2 Chesterfield (7.45pm KO)
  • Spireites will play Solihull Moors away on Sunday in semi-finals
  • Rowe header on 20 minutes put Blues in front; King blasts in for 0-2 on 66 minutes
  • Sub Stenson pulls one back two minutes later on 66 for 1-2
  • Spireites XI: Loach; King, Williams, Maguire, Grimes, Miller; Kellermann, Whelan, Khan; Mandeville, Rowe. Subs: Whittle, McCourt, Rowley, Denton, Tyson.
  • In: Maguire, Miller, Whelan. Out: Whittle, Weston, Denton.

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FT: Halifax 1 v 2 Chesterfield

The Spireites are two wins away from promotion. They progress to the semi-finals. Solihull Moors away on Sunday next up. That was a brave, brave performance. A special night at The Shay. Reaction to follow.

Dearnley drags a shot wide from inside the area....thankfully!

One minute left.

1-2.

COYB!

Third Spireites sub - 89 minutes

McCourt replaces Khan.

Eight minutes to go

Halifax are pressing for the equaliser. Gulp.

Second Spireites sub - 77 minutes

Whittle replaces Miller, who has been excellent tonight.

First Spireites sub - 72 minutes

Rowe is replaced by Tyson.

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