Recap: Chesterfield jump back into National League play-offs with win at Bromley

The Spireites are aiming for their first win in five matches when they travel to play-off rival Bromley tonight (7.45pm KO).

Bromley v Chesterfield - live updates.
Bromley v Chesterfield - live updates.

The hosts, two points better off than Chesterfield are in great form with four wins on the spin and won at the Technique Stadium just 10 days ago.

But James Rowe’s men should take confidence from their performance at Wrexham on Saturday into tonight’s clash at Hayes Lane.

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

Bromley v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Wednesday, 28 April, 2021, 08:45

  • FT: Bromley 1 v 2 Chesterfield
  • Spireites move back into play-offs following win
  • Jack Clarke gives Town lead early in second-half on 51 minutes - his first goal for club
  • Jude Arthurs equalisers after Grant Smith error on 67 minutes
  • George Carline scores winner on 76 minutes - his first goal for Chesterfield
  • One change as Martin Smith replaces Curtis Weston
  • G.Smith; Kerr, Gunning (c), Maguire; Carline, M.Smith, Oyeleke, Taylor; Clarke; Mitchell, Rowe. Subs: Yarney, Whittle, Mandeville, Whelan, Tyson.

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That is a big, big win.

And it was deserved.

Hartlepool United away on Saturday (5.20pm KO) next up.


The big talking points

Final thoughts from fan writer Ben

Get in there! It was nervy at times (8 minutes of injury time certainly didn’t help) but Chesterfield have seen it through, and they’ve secured a 2-1 victory away at Bromley this evening. Overall, I think The Spireites deserved that. There were spells tonight where we started to see James Rowe’s side back to their very best. They played and pressed with energy and moved the ball about in almost irresistible fashion at times. Granted, this was sometimes limited to short spells, but, as with Saturday’s performance at Wrexham, everything points to Town starting to move back in the right direction, and heading into a do-or-die stage of the season, that is an encouraging and warmly welcomed sign. There’s still some issues to iron out though, and The Spireites’ good work for a time looked like it may be undone by a rare individual error from Grant Smith, and I’m sure the players will know that whilst this error ultimately hasn’t cost them tonight, they may not be so lucky in the potentially hugely important games to come. Overall though, tonight’s result and accompanying performance are overwhelming positives from a Chesterfield perspective. They’ve taken on a tough opponent in Bromley tonight, bettered them on the balance of play, and have emerged with the three points to show for it. As we’ve learned in recent weeks, the play-off race is capable of taking many twists and turns, and I’m cautious to try and call it this far out. What is for certain is that with performances and results like that, The Spireites are placing their hat firmly in the ring, and that is great position to be in going into the business end of the season. It’ll undoubtedly be a rollercoaster ride, but after tonight, you come away with a renewed confidence that Chesterfield can secure a place in those play-offs, and give themselves a shot at a return to the Football League.

FT: Bromley 1 v 2 Chesterfield

The Spireites are back in the play-offs after securing their first win in five.

First Town goals for Jack Clarke and George Carline win it.

What a big win that is!

Reaction to follow.

Goal reaction from fan writer Ben: 1-2

And there it is! Grant Smith can breathe a sigh of relief as The Spireites are back in front! Exceptional work from the full-backs. You’ll do well to see a better cross than Joel Taylor’s, particularly at this level, and George Carline, who’d positioned himself expertly, duly obliged, guiding the ball home to restore the Chesterfield lead. A lovely goal, and a lovely feeling to James Rowe’s side seemingly heading towards three points. Hopefully their lead proves to be a more permanent one this time around!

Top save by Smith down to his left to keep out a firm hit from Raymond. It looked in.

Eight minutes added


Great attempt from distance from Raymond, it wasn’t far away but it just goes over the bar. 1-2.

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