Chesterfield FC vintage: Spireites beaten by Barnet on opening game on 1992/93 season

In the first of a brand new feature we are delving deep into the archives to bring you the very best in vintage Chesterfield FC picutures.

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 7:28 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:48 pm

The snaps have been sourced by Chesterfield FC historian Stuart Basson.

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Chesterfield start their home programme in League One on Saturday, and this week’s photo goes back 24 years to recall the opening game of the 1992-3 season, against Barnet, on August 15th that year.

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Donohue thrilled to have signed new Spireites dealDanny Wilson in confident mood ahead of Swindon visitThe scorer of Chesterfield’s late consolation goal is on this photo, but neither Trevor Hebberd, in midfield, or Cliff Carr, lunging for a cross at the Kop end, noticed a goal bonus in their pay packets.

Barnet’s number two, Richard Huxford, was the man credited with an own goal on 88 minutes that gave The Spireites late hope after a goal in each half from Gary Bull had given the Bees a two-goal cushion. The game was watched by 3,140 fans.

The photo features three players who scored 24 league goals between them for Chesterfield, but Carr and Hebberd accounted for only three of those; the rest were scored by Harry Willis, playing in the gold of Barnet that day.

While The Spireites were treading water in the basement at the time, Barnet finished third in the division that season to earn promotion to the third tier of English football.

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