A look at five televised wins for the Spireites

A look at five televised wins for the Spireites

Chesterfield and Stockport County battle it out for the 96th time on Saturday (5.20pm), this time with the BT Sport cameras following the action.

The Spireites have a good record on TV with some hugely important wins. We take a look at five recent televised Chesterfield victories.

  1. Chesterfield 4-0 Hereford – (Monday, January 21, 2008)

The last televised match at Saltergate turned into the Jack Lester show. The striker played the ball to Jamie Lowry, who fired home to give the Spireites the lead after two minutes.

Lester’s first goal had a fortuitous touch to it as Hereford goalkeeper Wayne Brown saw his clearance cannon off the number 14 and into the back of the net.

The forward’s second of the game took him to 21 goals from 24 matches that season. Lester cut in from the right-hand side before slotting home with ease.

Brendan Maloney capped the brilliant performance off in added time with the fourth. After a good solo run from the on-loan Nottingham Forest full-back, he lashed a 23-yard effort past the despairing Brown.

2. Chesterfield 5-0 Rotherham United – (Friday, March 10, 2011)

The Spireites extended their lead at the top of League Two in the first televised match at the b2net Stadium.

A 2-0 lead was established by the half hour mark thanks to close-range headers from Dean Holden and Craig Davies.

Jack Lester made it three in first-half added time. The striker turned the Rotherham defence inside out before firing past Andy Warrington with his left foot.

The second half saw Lester complete a fantastic hat-trick. His second was struck low and beyond Warrington before his third was nodded in from a Danny Whitaker corner.

3. Oldham Athletic 0-1 Chesterfield – (Monday, January 30, 2012)

Whilst not an instant classic, this match at Boundary Park secured Chesterfield’s first visit to Wembley in 17 years.

John Sheridan’s side took a 2-1 lead into the second leg and were on the defensive from the very start.

However, the Spireites defence stood strong and Tommy Lee was in inspired form, stopping anything that came his way.

In the last minute, a mix-up between Jean-Yves Mvoto and goalkeeper Alec Cisak allowed Lester to tap the ball home into the empty net. The goal sparked pandemonium from those that travelled.

4. Chesterfield 2-0 Swindon Town – (Sunday, March 25, 2012)

Speaking of that Johnstone’s Paint Trophy run, the final saw Chesterfield vanquish Paolo Di Canio’s League Two table toppers at Wembley.

Lester thought he had an early goal, lashing home from close-range. However, the linesman ruled out the goal with his offside flag.

The opening goal came just a minute into the second half. Alexandre Mendy twisted and turned on the left-hand side before his low cross was turned into his own net by Oliver Risser.

The Spireites could finally celebrate in added time when Craig Westcarr raced through on goal and slotted past Wes Foderingham. It was the club’s first Football League Trophy and first win at the new Wembley.

5. Chesterfield 3-1 Notts County – (Sunday, March 25, 2018)

Exactly six years after the Wembley win, the Spireites gained a crucial win in League Two over local rivals Notts County.

Sid Nelson opened the scoring, directing home Andy Kellett’s corner. Zavon Hines doubled the lead before the break with a powerful effort which zipped into the back of the net.

Former Chesterfield star Dan Jones gave the visitors some hope as his free-kick went all the way through and past Aaron Ramsdale.

However, Jack Lester’s side secured the win on TV when Kellett was fouled in the box. Kristian Dennis took responsibility and smashed his spot kick into the back of the net.