MEMORIES: When Spireites' fans partied the night away 20 years ago

We've found these great pictures of Chesterfield FC fans dancing the night away in the town's former Bradbury nightclub in 1997.

Sunday, 23rd July 2017, 2:57 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:43 pm
Chesterfield FC fans dance the night away at the former Bradbury nightclub, which was on Chatsworth Road.
Chesterfield FC fans dance the night away at the former Bradbury nightclub, which was on Chatsworth Road.

That was the year the third-tier side gave Premier League Middlesbrough the fright of their lives in a thrilling 3-3 FA Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.

And if Jonathan Howard's shot – which appeared to cross the line after hitting the bar – had not been ruled out, the Spireites could have faced Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Middlesbrough won the replay 3-0 but went on to lose the final and suffered relegation from the Premier League.

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Chesterfield FC fans dance the night away at the former Bradbury nightclub.

We've also found pictures of jubilant fans returning home after the 3-3 draw on April 13.

Memories.

Chesterfield FC fans the 'Spire Girls' dancing at the former Brabury nightclub.
Ryan and Maureen Shaw lead the singing at the Bradbury nightclub.
Jubilant Chesterfield FC fans arrive back in the town after the 3-3 draw with Middlesborough.
Jubilant Chesterfield FC fans arrive back in the town after the 3-3 draw with Middlesborough.
Jubilant Chesterfield FC fans arrive back in the town after the 3-3 draw with Middlesborough.
Jubilant Chesterfield FC fans arrive back in the town after the 3-3 draw with Middlesborough.
Chesterfield FC fans dance the night away at the former Bradbury nightclub.
Chesterfield FC fans the 'Spire Girls' dancing at the former Brabury nightclub.
Ryan and Maureen Shaw lead the singing at the Bradbury nightclub.
Jubilant Chesterfield FC fans arrive back in the town after the 3-3 draw with Middlesborough.
Jubilant Chesterfield FC fans arrive back in the town after the 3-3 draw with Middlesborough.
Jubilant Chesterfield FC fans arrive back in the town after the 3-3 draw with Middlesborough.
Jubilant Chesterfield FC fans arrive back in the town after the 3-3 draw with Middlesborough.