Tom Denton (7) was the difference, winning a knock-down on 89 minutes and latching onto the ball as it bounced off a defender, his smart finish winning it for Town.

Player ratings - how Chesterfield fared individually in John Sheridan's first game in charge against Bedford Town

John Sheridan's second stint as Spireites supremo got off to a victorious start on Saturday, thanks to a late, late winner.

Tom Denton came off the bench to score his eighth cup goal of the season and hand Town a 1-0 victory over Evo-Stik South Division One Central outfit Bedford Town.

Shwan Jalal (6) had one, fairly routine, save to make in the game. A bystander for the most part, but added to his collection of clean sheets in his first game back since  September.
Shwan Jalal (6) had one, fairly routine, save to make in the game. A bystander for the most part, but added to his collection of clean sheets in his first game back since September.
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Jonathan Smith (6) moved back to right-back, where he is effective but not as influential on a game. Had to be alert to deal with a lively winger. Didn't have his shooting boots on.
Jonathan Smith (6) moved back to right-back, where he is effective but not as influential on a game. Had to be alert to deal with a lively winger. Didn't have his shooting boots on.
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Jerome Binnom-Williams (6) cut through the defence with one eye-catching run in the first half but as is too often the case, didn't make the keeper work. Troubled Bedford, but not consistently.
Jerome Binnom-Williams (6) cut through the defence with one eye-catching run in the first half but as is too often the case, didn't make the keeper work. Troubled Bedford, but not consistently.
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Haydn Hollis (6) saw a lot of the ball as Town looked to play out from the back and did okay in possession. Helped keep Bedford's targetman quiet.
Haydn Hollis (6) saw a lot of the ball as Town looked to play out from the back and did okay in possession. Helped keep Bedford's targetman quiet.
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