Player ratings from Chesterfield's thrilling win against Wrexham

Chesterfield beat Wrexham 3-2 at the Proact as the Spireites levelled twice before Curtis Weston struck a dramatic stoppage-time winner.

Saturday, 8th February 2020, 6:44 pm

Here are our player ratings from the game:

Shwan Jalal 7

Nothing he could do about Will Evans’ header that flew over him in the first-half. Made a vital double save just before half-time and stuck out a leg when Wrexham’s Jordan Ponticelli pounced on a back-pass by Curtis Weston after the break.

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Chesterfield 3 v 2 Wrexham, Liam Mandeville celebrates his goal which made it 2-2.
Chesterfield 3 v 2 Wrexham, Liam Mandeville celebrates his goal which made it 2-2.

Josef Yarney 6

A few passes went astray from the right-back who looked a bit nervy after a difficult performance last week.

Will Evans 6

Scored an unfortunate own goal when his header looped over Jalal but was fairly solid after that and recovered well. Had a header from a corner cleared off the line late on at 2-2.

Haydn Hollis 6

Gave the ball away several times in the second-half but stuck at it and was hand to clear a couple of scrambles away.

David Buchanan 7

Continues to lead by example. Delivered a number of dangerous corners, including one which led to Liam Mandeville stabbing home the ball for 2-2.

Jordan Cropper 7

Gave a good account of himself on the right wing. Showed a good turn of pace and lots of enthusiasm.

Curtis Weston 8

A battling performance rounded off by an assist for Tom Denton’s equaliser and a stunning winner off the underside of the crossbar in the 95th minute with virtually the last kick of the game.

Jonathan Smith 7

A decent display from the midfielder and did what he had to do well. Had one effort at goal in the first-half.

Nathan Tyson 7

A really encouraging performance on his full debut. Caused problems with his pace all afternoon down the left flank.

Tom Denton 7

Took his goal well to make it 1-1, finishing low into the bottom corner with his left foot. Subbed on 60 mins.

Mike Fondop 6

Held the ball up well and showed quick feet but overall it was a reasonably quiet performance. Wrexham’s defence dealt with him well.

Liam Mandeville 7

Replaced Denton on 60 mins and scored to make it 2-2 from close-range, poking home a scramble from Buchanan’s corner. Showed quality and calmness on the ball in the final third.

Scott Boden N/A

Replaced Tyson with 10 mintes to go.