Chesterfield’s 13-match streak of unbeaten National League matches came to an abrupt end following a 2-1 loss at Southend.
Will Grigg, a striker for the Spireites who won twelve times in a row, including five of the last six, scored the first goal at the 27th-minute mark.
Former Northern Ireland International, 32 years old, took his total to five league goals when he pounced from close range on a Michael Jacobs’ cross.
Jack Bridge equalized from the spot after Branden Horton fouled Harry Taylor on the hour.
Chesterfield’s Harry Tyrer made a great save earlier to stop Bridge’s volley. He then let Wes Fonguck cross slip under him, after it took a slight deflection from Darren Oldaker.