Recap: Chesterfield suffer play-off heartache against Solihull Moors

Chesterfield travel to Solihull Moors in the National League play-off semi-final today (12.30pm KO).
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Solihull finished third in the table so they have home advantage in this one-legged tie at the Armco Arena.

The Spireites, who finished seventh, beat Halifax 2-1 in midweek in the elimination round to book their place in the semi-finals.

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The winner will play Grimsby Town, who beat Wrexham in a thriller on Saturday, in the final on June 5 at the London Stadium.

The match will go to extra time and penalties if needed.

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

Solihull Moors v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES

Key Events

  • FT: Solihull Moors 3 v 1 Chesterfield (12.30pm KO)
  • Solihull will play Grimsby Town in final on June 5
  • Spireites led 1-0 through Joe Quigley
  • Goals from Andrew Dallas, Alex Gudger and Callum Howe turn it around
  • (4-2-3-1) Loach; King, Williams, Grimes, Maguire, Kellermann, Whelan; Mandeville, Khan, Miller; Quigley. Subs: Whittle, McCourt, Rowley, Denton, Tyson.

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A game too far for the Spireites today.

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FT: Solihull Moors 3 v 1 Chesterfield A game too far for the Spireites. They gave it everything but just fell short.

Reaction coming up.

McDonnell claws away Miller’s deep cross/shot at the far post.

Four minutes to go, it looks like Town’s season is going to end here.

Are having lots of possession but they can’t break down Solihull at the moment.

Town make their final sub, Denton replaces Mandeville.

Eight minutes remaining, 3-1.

Gets on the end of Whelan’s cross from the right but it was a soft header. Easy save.

Another save from Loach

This time to deny sub Newton, who had raced clear. Town still in this one...but they need a goal...and quickly.

4,026. A record crowd for the hosts.