Roll back the years at 20th anniversary event for Town FA Cup run

Jamie Hewitt scores the equaliser at Old Trafford in the FA Cup semi-final
Jamie Hewitt scores the equaliser at Old Trafford in the FA Cup semi-final

Chesterfield fans will roll back the years, 20 of them to be precise, to celebrate the anniversary of the club’s famous FA Cup run.

On 13th April it will be two decades since Town held Premier League Middlesbrough to a 3-3 draw in the semi-final.

The Old Trafford game was as action packed as any in the prestigious competition, with an early red card for Boro, who came back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 before local lad Jamie Hewitt rescued the Spireites.

Boro won the replay 3-0, but the first game was almost seen as a giant killing, such was the perceived gulf between the sides.

On Sunday 16th April the Proact will play host to ‘Re-live the Dream’ – an event that will celebrate the cup run.

It will be held in Spires Restaurant, starting at 4pm, and will feature video clips from the matches and memories from special guests, including former players.

There will be pie and peas included in the ticket price of £10.

Town fans are encouraged to wear their shirts and bring their flags.