Spireites FA Cup Anniversary

Spireites FA Cup Anniversary

Spireites v Boro 20th anniversary: Jamie Hewitt reflects on what might have been

It may have been 20 years ago, but Jamie Hewitt remembers it as if it happened yesterday.

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Chesterfield v Middlesborough 1997 FA cup semi final.

Spireites v Boro 20th anniversary: Holland played through the pain barrier

Paul Holland’s chance to play in the biggest day in the Spireites’ history might not have happened.

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Chesterfield v Middlesborough 1997 FA cup semi final.

Spireites v Boro 20th anniversary: Holland talks pre-match nerves

Chesterfield manager John Duncan’s pre-match message to his players was to try to take in as much of the occasion as possible, but he agreed to a different method to try to relax his squad before the big match.

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Chesterfield v Middlesborough 1997 FA cup semi final.

Spireites v Boro 20th anniversary: Match was career highlight for Paul Holland

It was, he says, simply the best day of his career in football.

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Chesterfield v Middlesborough 1997 FA cup semi final.

Spireites v Boro 20th anniversary: ‘It was a sea of blue and white - it was unbelievable’

Jamie Hewitt says the sea of blue and white that greeted the team coach at Old Trafford ahead of Chesterfield’s FA Cup semi-final with Middlesbrough is a sight which will live long in his memory.

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Chesterfield v Middlesborough 1997 FA cup semi final.

Spireites v Boro 20th anniversary: How the dramatic 3-3 draw unfolded

Twenty years ago today Chesterfield FC made the world stand up and watch as they nearly pulled off that famous FA Cup semi-final win over Boro.

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Chesterfield v Middlesborough 1997 FA cup semi final.

Spireites v Boro 20th anniversary: Kevin Davies still angry over referee blunder

Kevin Davies says the referee’s decision not to award a goal for Chesterfield against Middlesbrough in the 1997 FA Cup semi-final at Old Trafford remains sore to this day - almost 20 years on.

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Chesterfield v Middlesborough 1997 FA cup semi final.

Spireites v Boro 20th anniversary: Team spirit got us to the FA Cup semi

Hometown hero Jamie Hewitt felt team spirit helped drive Chesterfield to the FA Cup semi-final in 1997.

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Spireites v Boro 20th anniversary: Match gallery from that famous day

Third-tier side Chesterfield gave Premier League Middlesbrough the fright of their lives in FA Cup scare after a thrilling 3-3 semi-final at Old Trafford on 13th April 1997.

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Chesterfield v Middlesborough 1997 FA cup semi final.

Spireites v Boro 20th anniversary: The world was watching little Chesterfield

It’s a game we all remember as Chesterfield were robbed of a place in the FA Cup final.

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