Chesterfield knock out Oldham

  • Last Updated: December 11 2013, 0:13 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's action in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Tendayi Darikwa: On target for Chesterfield
Tendayi Darikwa: On target for Chesterfield

Chesterfield won a dramatic a penalty-shoot at Oldham to reach the Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern final.

It was the third time in as many seasons that the sides have met in the competition and the third time that Chesterfield - winners of the tournament two years ago - have prevailed.

Oldham went ahead though on 21 minutes, Danny Philliskirk poking the ball past Tommy Lee but Chesterfield equalised when Drew Talbot's cross was headed in by Tendayi Darikwa.

The Spireites won 6-5 on penalties and they will now face Fleetwood in the area final after they beat Rotherham 2-1 with Jeff Hugher and Conor McLaughlin the scorers, Nouha Dicko replying for Rotherham.

In the southern section, Newport County are out after a 3-0 home defeat to League 1 Peterborough United in their semi-final.

Kgosi Ntlhe's 13th minute 25-yard strike put Darren Ferguson's side ahead and Grant McCann made it 2-0 in the final minute before Nathaniel Mendez-Laing added a third in injury time.

Peterborough will face Swindon - runners-up two years ago - for a place at Wembley after the Robins beat Stevenage on penalties; it had finished 1-1 after 90 minutes at the County Ground.

Goalkeeper Tyrell Belford was Swindon's hero, saving from Luke Freeman and Filipe Morais while Ben Chorley blazed over the crossbar as Town triumphed 3-1 in the shootout.


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