Recap: Chesterfield score twice in four minutes to complete late comeback against Dover Athletic

Chesterfield host already relegated Dover Athletic at the Technique Stadium today (3pm KO).

By Liam Norcliffe
Saturday, 23rd April 2022, 5:00 pm
Chesterfield v Dover Athletic - live updates.
Chesterfield v Dover Athletic - live updates.

The fifth-placed Spireites go in search of a much-needed win to help cement their place in the play-off places.

The visitors have only won two of 38 games this season but one of those came recently away at Boreham Wood and they scored five goals at high-flying Wrexham last month.

Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will bring you everything you need to know before, during and after the match...

Chesterfield v Dover Athletic: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Saturday, 23 April, 2022, 17:51

  • FT: Chesterfield 3 v 2 Dover Athletic (3pm KO)
  • Visitors take lead through Gyasi on 14 minutes; Khan equalises 10 minutes later
  • Goodman puts Dover in front on 81; Khan instant equaliser on 82; King then scores on 85
  • Spireites 5th; Dover rock bottom
  • Three changes for Chesterfield as Maguire, Oyeleke and Khan replace Gunning, Kellermann and Denton
  • (3-4-2-1) Loach; Williams, Grimes, Maguire; King, Weston, Oyeleke, Whittle; Khan, Mandeville; Asante. Subs: Miller, Kellermann, McCourt, Whelan, Denton.

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FT: Chesterfield 3 v 2 Dover Athletic

The Spireites score twice in four minutes to complete late comeback. Made hard work of it at times. Big sigh of relief. They really needed that.

Reaction coming up.

Dips over the bar. Not long to go.

3-2.

But Whelan blows it. He breaks clear, beats his man, has a chance to shoot, but then tries to beat his man again and then the angle is against him. Saved.

3-2, 90 minutes are up.

GOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!! 3-2

KING!!!

Chesterfield have turned this game on its head in a matter of minutes. 2-1 down, now lead 3-2! King shoots into the bottom corner on his left from inside the area. Five minutes to go.

GOOOOOAAAALLL!!! 2-2

KHAN AGAIN!!

Instant equaliser!

Khan blasts in from a very tight angle about a minute after Dover’s second.

Goodman fires in first time at the back post after Chesterfield failed to clear a free-kick. So sloppy. 10 to go.

This time Andre’s tips over from King’s looping header at the back post.

Denton’s header at the far post is kept out by the diving Andre. Denton got across his man from King’s cross from the right. Great play all-round.

1-1 after 72 minutes.

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