Five-goal farewell from Polish star
Polish superstar Damian Jarzembowski waved goodbye to Chesterfield and England in style on Saturday with five stunning strikes against bottom club Shrewsbury.
The marksman notched an extraordinary 55 goals in just 18 Warwick Printing Hockey League Midlands Division 2 matches, including 10 hat-tricks.
Jarzembowski, who scored in every game, said: “I want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me.
“Chesterfield is a small but friendly club — like a family.
“Thank you for a wonderful time. I will miss everyone.”
Three first half goals from the Polish hot-shot ensured victory, before he added a further two in the second period.
Shrewsbury grabbed a late consolation goal, but their relegation was all but confirmed with the defeat.
A ponderous opening was ignited with a wonder goal from Jarzembowski.
Latching on to Joe Booth’s lofted pass, the Polish international lobbed the keeper from an improbable positon.
He quickly completed his hat-trick as the visitors struggled to contain Chesterfield’s counter-attacking play and speed on the break.
The pace of Johnny Hancock and Joe Morton proved too much for the Shrewsbury midfield, while Dan Molloy bullied the defence single-handedly.
In the second half the home side tightened their grip, stifling any attacking threat the visitors posed.
Stand-in captain Jon Moores put in a composed display at the back, allowing the more creative elements in the side to flourish.
Jarzembowksi bagged his fourth goal after good work by Molloy, who battled his way inside to lay on the ball.
Jarzembowksi, top scorer in the Midlands region, snatched a late fifth late, deflecting past the keeper.
Chesterfield will play their final three games without their Polish talisman.
Player coach Ben Lamb said: “The win takes us past last season’s points total, but I’m keen we keep going and finish as strongly as possible.”