Fleetwood Town 1 Chesterfield 1

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Jon Parkin came off the bench to fire in a late equaliser and preserve the status quo at the top of League Two

Fleetwood bosses the opening exchanges but struggled to create chances, Paul Cook’s men gradually growing in confidence and causing all sorts of bother for their hosts.

Eoin Doyle and Tandayi Darikwa were causing all sorts of trouble for full back Dean Howell, Ryan Cresswell with some big headers to stop the visitors taking advantage.

The home side thought they were ahead just before the break when Nathan Pond tappped in at the back post, the flag raised to deny a half time lead.

After the break Chesterfield asserted themselves and took the lead from a set piece, Ritchie Humpreys corner flicked on at the near post, Liam Cooper applying the killer touch.

Town should have found a way back when Antoni Sarcevic tumbled under the challenge of Ian Evatt, Jeff Hughes blazing over from the penalty spot.

A late rally saw Town haul themselves back into it and with one minute left, Jon Parkin popped up at the back post to hammer home after Jeff Hughes flicked on Junior Brown’s cross.