Recap: Chesterfield suffer second league defeat of season against Maidenhead United despite fightback

Chesterfield will return to the top of the National League if they avoid defeat at Maidenhead United tonight (7.45pm KO).

By Liam Norcliffe
Tuesday, 18th January 2022, 9:42 pm
Maidenhead United v Chesterfield - live updates.

The Spireites will go above leaders Halifax, who are not in action this evening, with a win or a draw.

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This game should have taken place in November but was postponed due to Covid.

Maidenhead are fourth bottom and have only won once in their last nine matches.

Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at York Road and will bring you everything you need to know.

Maidenhead United v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Tuesday, 18 January, 2022, 23:20

  • FT: Maidenhead United 3 v 2 Chesterfield (7.45pm KO)
  • Spireites miss chance to go top of league after defeat
  • Kelly gives hosts lead on seven minutes; Puts hosts back in front on 79 minutes
  • Sparkes free-kick makes it 2-0 on 20 minutes
  • King halves deficit with superb free-kick right on half-time
  • Tshimanga levels on 56 minutes for his 22nd goal of the season
  • Two changes as Alex Whittle and Jim Kellermann replace Calvin Miller and AkwasiAsante
  • (3-4-2-1) Loach; Williams, Grimes, Croll; King, Weston, Oyeleke, Whittle; Kellermann, Mandeville; Tshimanga. Subs: Maguire, Miller, Khan, Asante, Payne.

MAIDENHEAD REACTION: Rowe describes performance as 'appalling' and says they lacked 'leadership'

James Rowe described Chesterfield’s performance in the defeat against Maidenhead United as ‘appalling’ and ‘shocking’.

FT: Maidenhead United 3 v 2 Chesterfield

The Spireites suffer just their second league defeat of the season. They fought back to 2-2 and looked like they were going to win it but came undone from a set-piece.

Reaction to follow.

3-2

Heads wide from Asante’s cross. Five minutes of normal time remaining.

Final Town sub - 80 minutes

Grimes off, Payne on.

Goal for Maidenhead: 3-2

The hosts go back in front. Kelly nods in a corner from a near post flick-on. 79 minutes played.

The hosts are having a little spell here.

For Croll.

To deny Kelly inside the area. Made himself big to make the block. Crucial stop.

Second Town sub - 73 minutes

Khan on, Mandeville off.

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