Recap: Chesterfield lose to Eastleigh in injury-time
Paul Cook’s men are third in the table and are just three points off the top despite losing their last two games.
Eastleigh are 14th and are unbeaten at home.
Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will provide all the build-up, team news, updates and reaction.
Eastleigh v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES
- FT: Eastleigh 2 v 1 Chesterfield (3pm KO)
- Hosts score injury-time winner; Liam Mandeville had earlier equalised on 50 minutes
- Third straight defeat for Town, who drop to 4th
- SIX changes for Chesterfield - Fitzsimons, Cook, Akinola, Cooper, Asante and Tshimanga all start
- (Spireites XI 4-2-3-1) Fitzsimons; King, Cook, Grimes, Horton; Banks, Akinola; Mandeville, Asante, Cooper; Tshimanga. Subs: Williams, Clements, Jones, Uchegbulam, Quigley.
- Covolan, Clarke and Miller all injured
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The last word must go to John Duncan.
What a man.
Raise a glass for him tonight.
Chesterfield conceded in injury-time to lose 2-1 at Eastleigh.
‘A loss to football, but he won’t be forgotten'
Sir Alex Ferguson and Sean Dyche have led the tributes to legendary Chesterfield boss John Duncan, who has passed away, aged 73.
Paul Cook said Chesterfield’s last-gap 2-1 defeat at Eastleigh was down to ‘physicality.’
RIP - John Duncan passes away
The Spireites have just said in a statement: “We are very sad to report the passing of former Spireites manager John Duncan at the age of 73.
“John enjoyed much success during two spells as manager of Chesterfield, guiding the club to a Fourth Division title and promotion via the play-offs, as well as an unforgettable FA Cup semi-final appearance in 1997.
“He maintained close links with the Spireites and was a popular guest at a reunion event held at the Technique Stadium in April to mark the 25th anniversary of the 3-3 draw against Middlesbrough at Old Trafford.
“A lengthy tribute to John will be published on the website on Sunday morning.
“We send our sincere condolences to John’s family and friends and our thoughts are with them.”
FT: Eastleigh 2 v 1 Chesterfield
Three successive defeats.
What a rotten week.
Reaction coming up.
Fitzsimons is up.
Goal for Eastleigh: 2-1
Goal for Eastleigh in the first minute of injury-time. Header from a corner. Camp. 2-1. Painful.
Seven minutes added
A lot of injury-time after that injury to Cook earlier on.
Has been excellent for Town today, and he tests McDonnell with two minutes to go but it is straight at the home stopper.