Striker Dean Morgan bagged a brace for Spireites in an excellent warm up against Championship side Coventry.
Playing up front alongside Jordan Bowery, Morgan put in an excellent shift, showing off both his silky skills and deadly finishing.
The raider teased the Sky Blues defence before left footing home from the right corner of the six yard box to equalise after 51 minutes and he hammered in a second unstoppable leveller ten minutes later from 20 yards.
Andy Thorn’s side had taken the lead just before the break when former Chesterfield favourite Sammy Clingan fed left back Chris Hussey who subsequently slid the ball home from an angle. Northern Ireland International Clingan was given an excellent ovation on his first return to the club.
They regained the lead on 53 when Lukas Jutkiewicz headed home from close range ahead of Mark Randall, Freddy Eastwood, whose inadvertent shot clipped the bar and David Bell all coming within a whisker of adding to the score. But the best chance for a winner fell to Bowery in stoppage time, but he fired over and Scott Boden had an even later effort chalked off for offside.
John Sheridan’s side featured one triallist, 28 year old Rohan Ricketts. The ex Arsenal, Spurs, Wolves and Barnsley man, who’s been playing overseas for the last 3 years since leaving Oakwell, played on the right wing and had a relatively quiet game.
His foreign journey took in spells in Canada, Hungary, Moldova and Germany. He was subbed before the hour mark. Previous triallists, keeper Lloyd Saxton and striker Danny Pilkington have been let go by the B2net side. A strong Coventry side played a solid passing game that made the match a more than decent spectacle, though Lee was by far the busier keeper. Dwayne Mattis had to clear off the line from Jutkiewicz with the game less than a minute old. Morgan forced a save, ex Owls man Richard Wood headed just over, Danny Whitaker fired wide and Lee had to make a double save to deny Jutkiewicz and then Gary McSheffrey before the goals started to flow.
Chesterfield: Lee; Talbot (Darikwa 85), Mattis Downes 57), Ford (Holden 57), Smith; Ricketts (Niven 57), Allott (Clay 65), Randall (Holden 57), Whitaker; Bowery, Morgan (Boden 78). Subs: Gray.