Recap: Chesterfield beat League Two Bradford City as Danny Rowe scores against his former club

Chesterfield host League Two Bradford City in a friendly at the Technique Stadium tonight (7.30pm KO).
Chesterfield v Bradford City - live updates.Chesterfield v Bradford City - live updates.
Chesterfield v Bradford City - live updates.

The Spireites have played Alfreton Town and Matlock Town so far during pre-season and have just returned from a four-day training camp at Loughborough University.

The Bantams are now managed by Derek Adams, who led Morecambe to promotion to League One through the play-offs last season.

Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will have all the build-up, team news, updates and reaction.

Chesterfield v Bradford City: LIVE UPDATES

Key Events

  • FT: Chesterfield 2 v 1 Bradford City
  • Danny Rowe and Stefan Payne put Blues 2-0 ahead after five minutes
  • Paudie O’Connor heads one back for visitors on 49 minutes
  • Chesterfield XI: Loach; Grimes, Gunning, Maguire; King, Oyeleke, Khan, Clarke, Miller; Rowe, Payne. Subs: Weston, Mandeville, McCourt, Tyson, Rowley and trialists x3.

FT: Chesterfield 2 v 1 Bradford City

Goals from Danny Rowe and Stefan Payne.

Trialist goalkeeper with a top save down to his left to keep out a close-range header.

Brilliant recovery challenge from trialist (one who replaced Maguire) after Bradford countered after King gave the ball away. Almost full-time.

A trialist striker, one who scored against Alfreton, replaces Oyeleke on 81 minutes.

Bradford’s Charles Vernam crashes a header from six yards against the crossbar. 12 minutes to go. 2-1.

And another change - 74 mins

A trialist goalkeeper is on for the hosts. A different one to previous games.

Joe Rowley comes on for Calvin Miller with 20 minutes to go.

Jeff King has switched flanks and is now on the left.

Bradford have been better this half but Chesterfield still lead 2-1.

Spireites change - 64 mins

Nathan Tyson replaces Stefan Payne.