Ched Evans came off the bench but was unable to prevent Chesterfield from slipping to a 1-0 home defeat to Fleetwood.
The 27-year-old was originally convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman in a Premier Inn near Rhyl, North Wales.
The conviction was overturned following a retrial this week at Cardiff Crown Court.
Cod Army full-back Conor McLaughlin stole the show with the game's only goal just before the break.
The Northern Ireland international drilled a low shot into the far corner after a good interchange...