Recap: Chesterfield concede two late goals to draw against Torquay United after Kabongo Tshimanga double

It is matchday again as Chesterfield entertain Torquay United in the National League (5.20pm KO).

Saturday, 25th September 2021, 7:19 pm
Chesterfield v Torquay United - live updates.

Both these teams made the play-offs last season, with the Gulls agonisingly losing out to Hartlepool United on penalties in the final.

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These sides have had contrasting starts to the new campaign as the Spireites top the table and are unbeaten in seven, while the visitors have managed just two wins so far.

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

Chesterfield v Torquay United: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Saturday, 25 September, 2021, 22:24

  • FT: Chesterfield 2 v 2 Torquay United (5.20pm KO)
  • Kabongo Tshimanga gives Spireites lead just before the hour and then adds a second
  • Visitors score two late goals to pinch a point
  • Spireites unbeaten in seven
  • Two changes for Chesterfield as Laurence Maguire and Jak McCourt replace Jamie Grimes and Manny Oyeleke (knock).
  • Torquay 13th after just two wins so far

Spireites sub - 75 minutes

Payne off, Rowe on.


Chesterfield double their lead on 73 minutes. Tshimanga again, who else? His second of the game and ninth goal in eight games. Another close-range finish after good work again Miller. MacDonald made a good save but Kabs was there to gobble it up.

Steps forward and keeps on going with the ball, the crowd urge him to shoot, he does, but it goes well over.

72 played, 1-0.

Spireites sub - 68 minutes

Mandeville off, Khan on.

For Torquay’s O’Connell but he fires wide from inside the area.

63 played, 1-0.

5,127 (132 from Torquay)


Chesterfield lead 1-0 after 59 minutes. A lovely sweeping move from right to left ends in Tshimanga tapping home from a couple of yards out after Torquay goalkeeper MacDonald couldn’t hold Miller’s fierce low cross. Eight in eight for Tshimanga.

For Torquay’s Johnson. 57 played, 0-0.

Torquay’s Wright latched onto a poor back-pass by Carline, the striker’s first touch let him down and took him wide. He tried to pull it back but Weston intercepted.

Tshimanga pinches the ball back and plays in Payne inside the box down the right, he flashes the ball across the six-yard box but no one is there to tap it home.

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