RYAN Allsop emerged victorious against Aaron Ramsdale as the two Cherries goalkeepers came face to face for their respective loan clubs yesterday.

Allsop played his part as Lincoln boosted their League Two play-off hopes with a 3-1 win against Chesterfield, a defeat which plunged the Spireites deeper into relegation trouble.

Ramsdale, who helped England win the European Under-19 Championship in the summer, distinguished himself by pulling off a top-drawer save to turn behind a thumping header from Matt Green after 19 minutes.

The encounter at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium was then stopped in the 26th minute so an air ambulance could land on the pitch to attend to a supporter who had required medical treatment.

Following a 30-minute delay, Allsop, who has kept two clean sheets in six league games for Lincoln, was beaten by Alex Whitmore's header as Chesterfield took the lead.

However, Lincoln equalised on the stroke of half-time when a corner to the back post was headed past Ramsdale by Michael Bostwick.

Jacob Brown went close to restoring Chesterfield's lead at the start of the second half with a 20-yard piledriver which Allsop turned behind.

Ramsdale, who has helped the Spireites register three wins in his nine games, was beaten by goals from Scott Wharton and Ollie Palmer as the Imps sealed victory.

Victory took Lincoln in the final play-off place, while defeat saw Chesterfield remain in the bottom two.