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

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

Saturday, 31st July 2021, 4:56 pm
Chesterfield v Port Vale - live updates.

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

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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

Last updated: Saturday, 31 July, 2021, 16:52

  • 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.

Red card for Port Vale!

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.

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