Recap: Chesterfield held to goalless draw by rock-bottom Dover Athletic

The Spireites take on Dover Athletic at the Crabble Stadium in the National League today (3pm KO).

Saturday, 11th September 2021, 8:21 pm
Dover Athletic v Chesterfield - live updates.

James Rowe’s men are unbeaten in their first four fixtures and they will be hoping to continue their good start in Kent this afternoon.

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The Whites have a mountain to climb if they are to escape relegation having started the season with a 12-point deduction and having lost all three of their games so far.

Liam Norcliffe is at the match and will bring you everything you need to know.

Dover Athletic v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Saturday, 11 September, 2021, 20:19

  • FT: Dover Athletic 0 v 0 Chesterfield (3pm KO)
  • Four changes for Chesterfield as Kerr, McCourt, Oyeleke and Mandeville replace Grimes, Weston, Khan and Clarke.
  • 3-4-1-2: Loach; Kerr, Gunning, Maguire; Carline, Oyeleke, McCourt, Miller; Mandeville; Rowe, Tshimanga. Subs: Grimes, King, Weston, Khan, Payne
  • Spireites unbeaten in first four matches
  • Dover have lost all three

Not the result Chesterfield wanted today but at least it’s another point and clean sheet.

Barnet at home next up on Tuesday.

Liam Norcliffe's Chesterfield player ratings from goalless draw against Dover Athletic

Chesterfield were held to a goalless draw against Dover Athletic on Saturday.

DOVER REACTION: Chesterfield learn a 'good lesson' after goalless draw, says James Rowe

James Rowe said Chesterfield were ‘nowhere near’ the levels he expects and that it was a ‘good lesson’ after they were held to a goalless draw by rock-bottom Dover Athletic.

FT: Dover Athletic 0 v 0 Chesterfield

The Spireites had the best chances but were not ruthless enough. Overall the hosts deserved a point.

Reaction coming up.


One from Gregory which Loach saved comfortably and one from Miller which went well wide.

For Danny Rowe. Just five minutes remaining. 0-0.

Final Spireites sub - 78 mins

Khan on, Mandeville off.

Spireites sub - 71 mins

Maguire went down injured moments ago, he tried to continue for a couple of minutes but he can’t. Jamie Grimes replaces him. 0-0.

Goes close again after a driving run inside from Miller, he found Tshimanga who flicked the ball into Mandeville’s path once again, he was well-placed to finish but his strike was blocked. 68 minutes gone, 0-0.

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