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Moses Emmanuel earned National League South leaders Billericay an FA Cup first-round replay with a sweetly struck 20-yard equaliser at 1997 semi-finalists Chesterfield.

The midfielder ran onto a pass by skipper Sam Deering and showed composure to keep possession before leaving goalkeeper Callum Burton clutching at thin air in the 52nd minute.

Emmanuel’s goal cancelled out Laurence Maguire’s 17th-minute header for Chesterfield, who failed to make heavy late pressure pay.

Martin Allen’s side made a slick start as Curtis Weston, Marc Antoine-Fortune and the lively Zavon Hines all saw efforts denied by in-form goalkeeper Alan Julian.

But Maguire rose at the far post to nod home Joe Rowley’s corner before Billericay forced their way back into the game prior to the interval.

After Emmanuel’s leveller, both sides went all out for a winner, with Chesterfield ending up with four strikers on the field.

Jonathan Smith saw a shot deflected wide after an excellent cutback by Jerome Binnom-Williams before Julian produced his best stop of the lot to deny Hines.

But Chesterfield also needed a last-gasp clearance by Maguire after Callum Kennedy put over a threatening cross.

And the Essex visitors held out after four minutes of added time to earn a replay on home soil against their National League foes.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 31Burton
  • 5Evans
  • 19Hollis
  • 6Maguire
  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 11Hines
  • 16Rowley
  • 23Smith
  • 8WestonSubstituted forDentonat 86’minutes
  • 28ReidSubstituted forShawat 66’minutes
  • 32FortunéSubstituted forAmantchiat 66’minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Shaw
  • 12Nelson
  • 21Anyon
  • 22Muggleton
  • 29Amantchi
  • 30Denton
  • 36Kiwomya

Billericay Town

  • 1Julian
  • 2Kizzi
  • 4Doe
  • 5HaylesSubstituted forInmanat 35’minutes
  • 3Kennedy
  • 7EmmanuelSubstituted forO’Haraat 70’minutes
  • 6Deering
  • 8Waldren
  • 10Lafayette
  • 11Howells
  • 9RobinsonSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 60’minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Inman
  • 13Wells
  • 14O’Hara
  • 15Modeste
  • 16Shokunbi
  • 17Jahraldo-Martin
  • 18Hunte
Referee:
Martin Woods
Attendance:2,952

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamBillericay Town
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Billericay Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Billericay Town 1.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ross Lafayette.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Alan Julian.

Attempt saved. Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt missed. Jerome Binnom-Williams (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Sam Deering (Billericay Town).

Lee Shaw (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Tom Denton replaces Curtis Weston.

Joe Kizzi (Billericay Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Shaw (Chesterfield).

Attempt blocked. Lee Shaw (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jake Howells.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Smith (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Danny Waldren (Billericay Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Joe Kizzi (Billericay Town).

Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Levi Amantchi (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Sam Deering (Billericay Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Jake Howells (Billericay Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Evans (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Laurence Maguire (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Smith (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Billericay Town. Conceded by Laurence Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Billericay Town. Jamie O’Hara replaces Moses Emmanuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Levi Amantchi replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Lee Shaw replaces Kyel Reid.

Attempt blocked. Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Smith (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Billericay Town).

Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Billericay Town. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Jake Robinson.

Dean Inman (Billericay Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zavon Hines (Chesterfield).

Foul by Danny Waldren (Billericay Town).

Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jake Howells (Billericay Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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