Chesterfield 1-1 Walsall- Match Report

Last updated : 05 December 2015
Late Lee Novak goal earns Chesterfield FA Cup replay with WalsallLee Novak's late goal kept Chesterfield in the FA Cup as the Spireites held Walsall to a 1-1 draw in their second round tie at a windswept Proact Stadium.Jason Demetriou's deflected first-half effort looked to have put Walsall into the third round but Novak struck in the 89th minute to earn a replay.Walsall went in front in the 19th minute when Demetriou's cross from the right deflected off Richard Wood and looped over Tommy Lee.Saddlers goalkeeper Neil Etheridge was relieved to see a Lee Novak shot float wide with him stranded on the edge of the penalty area in the 25th minute, but Walsall went close to a second when George Evans fired the wrong side of a post in the 38th minute.Milan Lalkovic was denied by a great tackle from Drew Talbot in the 47th minute and four minutes later, Paul Downing's header was cleared off the line with Lee beaten.Etheridge made a double save from Novak and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake in the 61st minute and Chesterfield went close three times in the 72nd minute through Dan Gardner twice and Ebanks-Blake.But Novak got the equaliser Chesterfield deserved in the 89th minute when a free-kick was turned in by the striker from close range

Source : PA

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