CHESTERFIELD emerged from promotion-chasing Burton with a 1-0 victory, thanks to a wonder striker from Drew Talbot.
Chesterfield hadn’t beaten Burton in the last five meetings after hitting five goals in the initial two comings together back in 2009.
Tomlinson stopped Townsend’s early 25 yard free-kick and Randall made a couple of good angled passes that helped to give the visitors the edge in the opening minutes.
Darikwa and O’Shea combined well but the final ball through to Richards was just over paced as half-time approached in a game that Spireites will probably be marginally the more satisfied 11.
Sharps was very lucky to get away with only a yellow card as he pulled Richards down when the striker was through on goal. Richards’ free-kick deflected to Talbot but from his effort, the ball flew harmlessly out.
Kee’s angled shot deflected to MacDonald but he was unable to capitalise and from the attack the ball came to TALBOT and the left-winger brought the ball more central before unleashing a Goal of The Season contender from 30 yards to give Spireites a deserved 52nd minute lead.
The goal really lifted the big away following, not that they’d been quiet to that point, whilst manager Cook was punching the air with glee.
Near the end, despite Burton’s time on the ball,they were posing little threat. Drury came on for MacDonald whilst Gnanduillet replaced Richards and immediately won his first headers to enormous cheers from the travelling fans.