Boden hat-trick settles cup thriller

Scott Boden in action against Heanor Town
Scott Boden in action against Heanor Town

Chesterfield 5, Heanor Town 3

A second-half hat-trick from Scott Boden booked Chesterfield FC’s ticket to the quarter-finals of the Derbyshire FA Senior Challenge Cup.

East Midlands Counties Premier League side Heanor took a fourth-minute lead through Nathan Benger before Jordan Burrow made it 1-1.

There was another surprise for the home team when a Josh Royce goal gave Heanor a 2-1 half-time lead.

Boden, pictured, equalised the scores shortly before the hour and Burrow gave Chesterfield the lead prior to Boden adding a second to make it 4-2.

With two minutes remaining Heanor’s Rocky White pulled one back but Boden completed his hat-trick with a header in time added on.

Spireites coach Mark Crossley paid tribute to the visitors for pushing the Blues all the way.

He said: “Well played by the lads from Heanor who gave it a real go and made this a very competitive cup tie.”

Heanor Town’s joint manager Glenn Kirkwood, a dedicated Chesterfield FC follower, said: “I am so proud of my players for putting up a great show against professional footballers to make it a night we will all remember for very long time.”

Chesterfield striker Jack Lester was due to play in a bid to boost his match fitness but he had to be left out after contracting a virus.

The team fielded by Chesterfield was: Fleming, Darikwa, Needham (Dennis 80), Mattis, Watkin (Clarke 76), Gray, Clay, Niven, Wafula (Hazel 78), Boden, Burrow. Sub not used: West.

Attendance: 536.