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15 December 2015

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15 December 2015

Walsall and Chesterfield have met twice already this season...

2015/16 SEASON
5th December 2015 – Chesterfield 1-1 Walsall – FA Cup Second Round
Walsall were forced to settle for an FA Cup second-round replay after being held by League One rivals Chesterfield at a wind-swept Proact Stadium. The Saddlers took a first-half lead when Jason Demetriou’s cross deflected in off Spireites defender Richard Wood. But Chesterfield improved after the break, with captain Sam Morsy bundling home an 89th-minute equaliser to force a replay.
Saddlers team: Etheridge, Demetriou, Downing, O’Connor, Henry, Chambers, Evans (Mantom 77’), Lalkovic (Bakayoko 85’), Morris (Forde 60’), Sawyers, Cook.
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Taylor, Baxendale, Preston.

17th October 2015 - Walsall 1-2 Chesterfield – League One
The Saddlers were knocked off top spot after losing at home to Chesterfield. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s early header put the Spireites ahead before Ian Evatt converted Dan Gardner's corner to make it 2-0 on 54 minutes. Matt Preston pulled a goal back in stoppage time, but Chesterfield held on to condemn the Saddlers to a first defeat in seven league matches.
Saddlers team: Etheridge, Demetriou, Taylor (Morris 74’), Downing, Chambers ©, Mantom (Lalkovic 66’), Bradshaw, Sawyers, Henry, Preston, Flanagan (Cook 45’).
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Baxendale, Forde, Kinsella.

2014/15 SEASON

28th March 2015 – Chesterfield 1-0 Walsall – League One
Sam Hird’s late header gave play-off chasing Chesterfield a hard-fought win. The former Doncaster defender rose highest to head home Jimmy Ryan’s corner at the far post with just four minutes remaining. James Chambers went closest for the Saddlers when his looping header was tipped on to the bar by Spireites stopper Tommy Lee.
Saddlers team:O’Donnell, Purkiss, Taylor, O’Connor, J Chambers, A Chambers (Flanagan 81’), Mantom, Baxendale (Benning 61’), Forde (Cain 62’), Cook, Hiwula-Mayifuila.
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Downing, Grimes, Murphy.

25th October 2014 – Walsall 1-0 Chesterfield – League One
Tom Bradshaw scored the only goal as Walsall climbed out of the relegation zone with victory over Paul Cook’s Chesterfield. The striker, who was making his return from a hamstring injury, lifted a left-footed shot over keeper Tommy Lee for his sixth goal of the season on 61 minutes. Sam Clucas and Gary Roberts each threatened for Chesterfield late on.
Saddlers team: O’Donnell, Purkiss, Taylor, Downing, J Chambers, A Chambers, Sawyers, Baxendale (Forde 58’), Cain (Mantom 78’), Bradshaw, Cook (Benning 82’).
Subs not used: MacGillivray, O’Connor, Grimes, Manset.

2011/12 SEASON

7th April 2012 - Walsall 3-2 Chesterfield – League One
Emmanuel Ledesma’s first-half brace helped Walsall seal a vital victory over rock-bottom Chesterfield to move four points clear of the relegation zone. Franck Moussa’s header put the Spireites in front after six minutes but Ledesma’s well-taken double gave the hosts a half-time lead. A close-range finish from Mark Randall restored parity, only for Sam Mantom to fire home Walsall’s winner on 58 minutes.
Saddlers team:Grof, Sadler, Butler, Smith, Beevers, Hurst (Chambers 89’), Cuvelier, Mantom, Ledesma, Macken (Paterson 67’), Nicholls.
Subs not used: Walker, Lancashire, A Chambers, Paterson, Bowerman.

17th December 2011 – Chesterfield 1-1 Walsall – League One
Veteran striker Jack Lester scored a last-minute equaliser to rescue a precious point for Chesterfield and deny Walsall their first victory in 12 competitive matches. Alex Nicholls’ 29th-minute strike looked to have sealed all three points for the visitors, only for Lester to fire home the Spireties’s late leveller. The result left Walsall a point from safety in 21st position, while Chesterfield stayed bottom.
Saddlers team:Walker, Westlake (Bowerman 86’), Sadler, Butler, Beevers, A Chambers, Taundry, Peterlin, Macken (Grigg 63’), Paterson (Halliday 79’), Nicholls.
Subs not used: Grof, Gnakpa.

2010/11 SEASON

31st August 2010 – Walsall 1-2 Chesterfield - JPT

Walsall were knocked out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at the first round stage by League Two Chesterfield. John Sheridan’s Spireites opened the scoring through Jordan Bowery’s early header, before Reuben Reid volleyed Walsall level. But Dean Morgan netted with a low drive on 33 minutes to seal a cup upset.
Saddlers team:Brain, Westlake, Lescott, Lancashire (McDonald 73’), Smith, Richards, Marshall, Taundry (Paterson 45’), Gray, Reid, Macken.
Subs not used: Bevan, Geddes, Bowerman.

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