Ole Soderberg

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Chesterfield reached the area semi-finals of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Wednesday night with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Tranmere Rovers.

And Newcastle's Ole Soderberg helped the Spireties take one step closer to Wembley in his second appearance for John Sheridan's side.

The Swedish under-21 international had made his debut for the club in a 2-2 draw with Yeovil last Saturday and continued in goal against the boys from Birkenhead at the B2net Stadium.

And after making a save from Robbie Weir after only five minutes, he was given no chance as the visitors took a ninth minute lead through Adam McGurk's 25-yard strike.

But after Soderberg had again denied Weir with a good stop, Alex Mendy equalised on the stroke of half-time before Jordan Bowery gave Chesterfield the lead on 54 minutes.

Enoch Showumni levelled matters once more, however, before Soderberg misjudged a Mustafa Tiryaki shot which ended up in the net via the keeper's hands.

Bowery made it 3-3, though, before Craig Westcarr won the game in the dying seconds.