Blues get set for Wembley

NDET 95156 Chesterfield FC fans queuing for Wembley tickets.
NDET 95156 Chesterfield FC fans queuing for Wembley tickets.

HUNDREDS of Chesterfield FC fans lined the B2Net Stadium to get their hands on precious Wembley cup final tickets.

The devoted supporters were determined not to miss out on what promises to be one of the club’s finest moments after the Spirites qualified for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final, in London, on March 25.

Some began queuing up to five hours before tickets officially went on sale from 10am, on Tuesday.

Joanne Lee, of Grangewood, Chesterfield, who was the first person in the queue, said: “I got to the ground about 5.30am. It’s a huge thing to be going to Wembley because it’s going to be a huge occasion.”

League One side Chesterfield FC beat Oldham 3-1 on aggregate to make it to the final where they will face Swindon Town.

Joanne added: “It feels so exciting to have got my tickets. I got a real rush out of it and can’t wait.”

Around 20,000 Blues fans are expected to make the trip and many think it will be a tight contest but they are tipping the Blues to take the honours.

For more see this week’s Thursday, February 16 edition of the Derbyshire Times.