Late own goal sees holders go through

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CHESTERFIELD 2 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1

Holders Chesterfield came from behind to record their first win of the season, in their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first-round tie at the Proact Stadium.

Oldham striker Matt Smith scored in the first half before heading in a last-gasp own goal to enable the Spireites to progress.

Danny Whitaker had equalised and then saw a penalty saved, but his blushes were spared by the big striker’s late mistake.

Eighteen-year-old Jacob Hazel came on to make it a rare father-son combination for the club. Dad Des, played for Chesterfield in the mid-1990s.

Chesterfield (4-4-2): Lee, Forbes, Trotman, Hird, Ridehalgh, Talbot, Randall, Togwell, Whitaker, Boden, Richards. Subs: O’Donnell, Darikwa, Lester, Clay, Hazel.

Oldham (4-4-1-1): Bouzanis, Byrne, M’Voto, Tarkovski, Grounds, Croft, M’Changama, Winchester, Montano, Simpson, Smith. Subs: Cisak, Taylor, Millar, Hughes, Mellor.

Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland).