LiveRecap: Chesterfield slip out of National League play-offs after defeat to leaders Torquay United

Chesterfield face National League leaders Torquay United at the Technique Stadium today (3pm KO).

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 5:00 pm
Torquay's players celebrate Connor Lemonheigh-Evans' goal.
Torquay's players celebrate Connor Lemonheigh-Evans' goal.

The Spireites are in the last play-off spot and have won one of their last six, while the visitors are in red hot form with seven victories in eight.

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The Gulls are top of the table, one point ahead of second-placed Sutton United and three ahead of Hartlepool United in third.

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

Chesterfield v Torquay United: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Monday, 03 May, 2021, 20:22

  • FT: Chesterfield 0 v 2 Torquay United
  • Spireites slip out of play-offs after defeat
  • Lemonheigh-Evans gives visitors early lead, Waters adds second with 15 to go
  • (3-4-1-2) G.Smith; Kerr, Gunning, Maguire; Carline, Oyeleke, M.Smith, Whittle; Mandeville; Rowe, Mitchell. Subs: Rowley, Clarke, McCourt, Whelan, Yussuf.

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Successive defeats for Town over the bank holiday leaves them eighth and two points off the play-offs.

The next three are matches are crucial.

Woking away on Saturday next up.

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Keep the faith.

Torquay boss reaction

Players were ‘warriors’, says Torquay boss Gary Johnson after win against Chesterfield

Torquay United boss Gary Johnson praised his ‘warrior’ players after victory against Chesterfield.

The big takes from today

Will they do it? Key talking points from Chesterfield's defeat to Torquay United

Chesterfield dropped out of the play-off positions with five games remaining after defeat to table toppers Torquay United.

‘Don’t throw it away’ - more reaction from Rowe

'Don't throw it away', urges James Rowe after Spireites drop out of play-off positions

Chesterfield boss James Rowe has urged his players not to ‘throw away’ a shot at promotion this year.

Rowe reaction to defeat

James Rowe 'proud' of Chesterfield performance against Torquay - but left annoyed by officiating again

James Rowe was ‘proud’ of Chesterfield’s performance against league leaders Torquay United - but was once again left annoyed by the officiating.

Chesterfield 0 v 2 Torquay United

The hosts gave it everything and had some good chances but the visitors defended well and were clinical at the other end.

Reaction from James Rowe to follow.

Six minutes added


Feels a bit harsh this scoreline.

From Kerr’s cross is straight at Torquay stopper Cavagnari.

Final Town sub - 81 mins

Smith off, Whelan on.

Goal for Torquay: 0-2

Waters powers in from about 20 yards into the bottom corner.

Undeserved, and that’s probably game over.

Town sub - 75 mins

Mandeville off, Clarke on.

Town keep a corner alive, Gunning swings a cross to the far post, Rowe heads it back across and Yussuf almost nods it in but he is crowded out. The flag goes up late for offside. 20 to go, 0-1. Town are pushing.

First, Yussuf races clear one-on-one, his shot beats the Torquay ‘keeper but Moxey gets back and clears it off the line...just!

In the same attack, Rowe heads a cross back across goal to Mandeville whose diving header from a couple of yards creeps wide.

Two MASSIVE chances for Town!

Not much has happened in this half so far, very scrappy. 0-1.

For Danny Rowe.

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