05 August 2023

Joe Quigley strikes at the death for Chesterfield against Dorking

05 August 2023

Substitute Joe Quigley scored a dramatic late winner to spare Chesterfield’s blushes as the Vanarama National League promotion hopefuls came from behind to beat Dorking 4-3.

Paul Cook’s Spireites – who finished third last season – got their new campaign up and running as Ryan Colclough hammered home the opener in the 23rd minute.

Yet semi-professional Dorking were soon level as Jason Prior poked in a Josh Taylor cross.

Prior then turned the tables on the hosts by firing Dorking ahead from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute.

Parity was restored, however, when Colclough got down the left after the hour mark to pick out Liam Mandeville for a point-blank strike.

Seven minutes from full-time, Mandeville sent the home fans into raptures with a fine free-kick.

But three minutes into 14 added on, Sebastian Bowerman turned home a cross for a dramatic late leveller.

There was of course plenty of time left for Quigley to deliver a fantastic headed winner to seal all three points for Chesterfield.

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