Buxton FC have expressed their gratitude for the help provided by the Spireites to ensure that the Bucks were able to host Morecambe in the FA Cup last week in front of nearly 4,000 fans.
Having to prepare for a far higher attendance than normal at The Tarmac Silverlands Stadium saw Buxton officials call on the Chesterfield safety team for expert guidance.
Tony Booker, Chesterfield’s matchday safety officer, was heavily involved in the process, as was Adam Collins of Spireites Police.
Buxton CEO David Hopkins wrote to his opposite number, John Croot, saying: “Particular thanks must go to Tony Booker for his expert guidance in the days leading up to the game, and to head steward Kevin Mason for his leadership on the day.
“Your 16 stewards who supported us for the game were a credit to your club and helped ensure the event passed off without incident.”
John says that the Spireites were only too happy to help, adding: “We are working with various local clubs on different projects. As a club owned by a Community Trust, we want to get football into the community in any way we can.”