Media volunteer Bron Jenkinson gives his thoughts ahead of Tuesday night’s big clash with Stockport County…
The Spireites take on Stockport County on Tuesday night in front of a likely sold-out Edgeley Park. With the Blues sitting in second, just behind County, who sit at the summit of the Vanarama National League table, it’s fairly being labelled as a ‘six pointer’. However, what’s even more important than those three points tomorrow, is perspective.
The National League will not be decided on the game. Win, lose, or draw, the Spireites still have a long way to go before the National League campaign comes to an end. There is nothing more anyone wants than promotion – it’s the end goal for both teams. The Blues have 19 games to go, and to put that into perspective… 57 points still to play for.
It’s very easy to get caught up in the moment ans I’ve already seen a few Spireites/Hatters fans suggesting that the title race is over if either team fall to defeat … it really isn’t. Football is an interesting game, and things can change so quickly. Remember that. The Vanarama National League is a hugely competitive league and there are bound to be plenty of twists and turns yet.
Both teams will be backed by their loyal supporters, with approximately 2,000 Chesterfield fans making the short trip up to Greater Manchester. I look forward to hearing those fans singing their hearts out for the lads, it will be a tough watch in the press box, that’s for sure!
It’s sure to be a nervy occasion and those Blues will need to our support, so be loud, be proud, and cheer those lads on to the final whistle. The supporters really are the 12th man and are able to push the lads over that line. Danny Webb will need your support, sing his name, and make him it clear that we’re behind him – he’s done a great job so far.
There’s no doubt about it, Tuesday night is by far the biggest game of the season so far. Webb really has a job on his hands to get those three points, but anything is possible. His reign has started with two wins on the bounce, and I’m sure he will be looking to make it three on Tuesday.
It’s certainly a big one, but nothing is won or lost on Tuesday’s result. As a club, it is vital that we remember that. I’m absolutely sure that those boys will leave everything on that pitch, and they’ll give it their all.
There’s 57 points left to play for, this season has only just passed half-way and there’s a long way to go yet. Keep level-headed and enjoy the evening. Back those boys ‘til the final whistle and let’s get those three points.
Come on you Blues!