Me and my friend Stu were sat and stood in the disabled section for the home game against Accrington Stanley,
I can’t stand up and he can’t sit down. He’s just had a back operation, and I have arthritis: Rotherham has the chuckle brothers, Chesterfield FC has the sit down, stand up brothers.
It was an unchanged team for the Spireites on what was a very cold night. I think it’s been decided to miss out Autumn this year and go straight to Winter.
And this wasn’t going to be an easy game for the Spireites because the visitors had been in great form away from home, picking up 7 points from their last 3 away games.
After 8 minutes, Joyce, who tried to head back it back to his keeper, didn’t put enough on the ball, Lester pounced and just as it left his boot, a nearby fan stood up and shouted: “What was that Lester? BL00DY RUBBISH!”
The ball then swerved and dipped and dropped inch perfect into the bottom corner. Needless to say he sat down while everybody else stood up to celebrate.
Three minutes later a Lester cross was glanced in by Richards, to score his first goal for the Spireites.
Lester had the ball in the net again, but this time it was ruled out, because the ball had gone out in the build-up. Then Richards thought he had scored his second, but it was ruled out for a foul on the Keeper, which was a bit harsh on Richards.
If it had counted the game would have been all but over. Instead, Accrington were getting into the game, moving the ball around well, eventually it paid off when Boco managed to get down low enough to beat O’Donnell, getting on the end of a cross from Barnett. H.T. 2-1.
10 minutes into the second half, Stanley brought on new loan signings from Watford: Mingoia and Whichelow for Barnett and Molyneux.
Mingoia put a lovely cross in that found Murphy who found the net to put the scores level.
The sit down, stand up brothers were getting anxious now, having seen a 2-0 lead disappear. Luckily we had our own magician called Jack Lester, who made the lead reappear.
Darikwa had come on moments earlier for Westcarr. He put in a low cross that was met by Lester to put the home side in front.
Boco managed to get away from Atkinson, he then unleashed a thunderbolt into the far corner of the net.
The Spireites were lifted when the visitors were reduced to 10 men. Liddle was sent off for a wreckless challenge on Lester with just 8 minutes left.
And it was Lester who had the last laugh when his cross was smashed home by Forbes. F.T. 4-3.
Accrington Stanley didn’t deserve to lose, after playing some lovely football, but the Spireites’ never say die attitude got them the win.
A magnificent performance from Lester was the difference between the teams. They now go to Northampton hoping to keep up this winning run. Some fans don’t want Wright as the next Manager, they are happy that although they won, they didn’t deserve it.
All I can say is, Fergie wouldn’t be the manager he is today if he hadn’t won games where Manchester United played badly.
Unbeaten under Tommy Wright, and two wins in a row. What more could you ask for?