SWINDON TOWN 2 (Timi Elsnik 47, Luke Norris, pen, 90+6) CHESTERFIELD 2 (Kristian Dennis 56, Jak McCourt 72)

Venue: The County Ground

TOWN started the match in an upsetting way as midfielder Amine Linganzi got an early injury, which forced the manager to sub him off for Johnny Goddard.

Goddard made an immediate impact on the game, by fizzing a shot into the top corner which the Chesterfield keeper Joe Anyon did very well to keep out.

Five minutes later Anyon took too long clearing the ball only for Kaiyne Woolery to close him down, the ball rebounded off Woolery and had to be cleared.

In the 22nd minute former West Ham player Matty Taylor drilled a free kick just wide of the near post.

Soon after Harry Smith clashed heads with Chesterfield’s Sam Hird, the incident forced Smith to leave the pitch to be replaced by Luke Norris.

In the 30th minute Taylor whipped it into the box only for Norris to have his booming header cleared off the goal line.


TWO minutes into the second half Town broke the deadlock through an impressive Timi Elsnick goal. He beat his man with his back to goal then curled an awkward shot into the bottom corner.

Up the other end, in-form Kristian Dennis smashed over a close-range shot for the Spireites but fve minutes later, Dennis made no mistake in tucking away an impressive long ball from the right to put the Blues back in the match.

Town nearly regained the lead when Norris volleyed over from five yards out.

In the 72nd minute Chesterfield hit the jackpot with Jak McCourt superbly hitting a 35-yard stunner which went straight into the top corner.

Town didn’t give up and got their reward when Norris won a penalty in stoppage time which he converted comfortably to scrape Town a point in the dying minutes. 


Man of the Match: Timi Elsnick - He played some great football and topped it with off a beautiful goal.