Recap: Chesterfield defeated by Port Vale thanks to James Wilson's strike as goalkeeper Lucas Covolan is sent off late on for visitors

Chesterfield v Port Vale - live updates.Chesterfield v Port Vale - live updates.
Chesterfield v Port Vale - live updates.
Chesterfield play Port Vale in a pre-season friendly at the Technique Stadium today (3pm KO).

The Spireites beat Bradford City 2-1 in midweek and they will be aiming to overcome another League Two side this afternoon.

Port Vale get their campaign underway next weekend so we should see them name a strong line-up.

Town still have three more weeks until the National League season starts.

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

Chesterfield v Port Vale: LIVE UPDATES

Key Events

  • FT: Chesterfield 0 v 1 Port Vale (3pm KO)
  • James Wilson gives visitors lead with great strike on 36 minutes
  • Vale goalkeeper Lucas Covolan sent off late on for elbow on Nathan Tyson
  • XI: Loach; Kerr, Gunning, Grimes; King, Weston, McCourt, Mandeville, Miller; Rowe, Payne. Subs: Clarke, Khan, Oyeleke, Tyson, Rowley, Carline, trialist x3.
  • Minute’s applause for Ernie Moss before kick-off
  • Spireites’ National League season starts August 21
  • Vale begin League Two campaign August 7

FT: Chesterfield 0 v 1 Port Vale

James Wilson’s first-half strike wins it for the visitors, who finished the match with 10-men after goalkeeper Lucas Covolan was sent off for an elbow on Nathan Tyson.

Trialist on for Weston. Four minutes left

Getting a bit feisty this one. Vale not happy with a challenge from Grimes and then Carline is booked for something after.

King off, Rowley on. Seven minutes left. 0-1.

Tyson is inches away from turning in King’s teasing cross from the right.

Goalkeeper Lucas Covolan is sent off for an elbow on Nathan Tyson. 10 minutes remaining. 0-1.

Danny Rowe is replaced by a trialist and Nathan Tyson is on for Stefan Payne. 14 minutes remaining. 0-1.

Loach gets fingertips to Wilson’s close-range header which hits the crossbar. Top stop.

Miller bursts down the left and Rowe arrives late in the box but loops his header over the bar.

70 gone, 0-1.

Danny Rowe hits one from about 35 yards slightly to the right, it dips, swerves and dances in the air before smacking the crossbar. So close.