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REACTION: Spireites are beaten in National League opener

Chesterfield suffered defeat in their opening National League fixture on Tuesday night as visitors Hartlepool United came from behind to take a 2-1 victory.

Tom Denton had put Chesterfield ahead from the penalty spot early in the second-half, but an own goal from Will Evans and then Ryan Johnson's strike sealed the points for Hartlepool, the Spireites also seeing Scott Boden given a straight red card 12 minutes from time.

Here's what Chesterfield boss John Pemberton had to say after the game:

(Cover photo by Jez Tighe)