VIDEO: SPIREITES' GOLDEN GOALS '” Jack Lester demolishes Rotherham United in Chesterfield goal spree
It is something that football fans of all clubs argue about. What is the best, most memorable or favourite goal scored by your heroes?
Each week we are taking a look at some of the best to hit the net for Chesterfield over the past decades. If you have a goal you would like us to feature, email [email protected] with brief details and your memories of the strike and we will try to include in a future article.
This week we go back just six years to March 2011 and a cracking goal by a cracking marksman.
Jack Lester joined Chesterfield in June 2007 and for six season terrorised opposition defences. Lester scored 94 goals in all competitions, including 85 in 155 league appearances.
And few were as good as his opening strike of a treble that helped demolish local rivals Rotherham on the way to League Two title-winning glory in 2011.
The Spireites were runaway leaders when the two sides clashed and the three points from a 5-0 thumping helped them to the title just a few weeks later.
In front of more than 10,000 fans, the home side were already 2-0 ahead through a headers from Dean Holden and Craig Davies.
Then a minute into first-half stoppage time came this golden goal from Lester.
VIDEO: Watch Jack Lester score against RotherhamDavies, working tirelessly in midfield, slid in to rob Mullins in his own half and divert the ball back to Danny Whitaker. He took one touch and then released a clever pass to Lester as the striker raced towards goal.
The wily goalscorer then continued his run towards the penalty area, before checking inside two defenders and lifting his shot over keeper Andy Warrington.
It was a goal to get the crowd off their feet as the champions-elect marched on in style.
In the second half Lester added two more, striking twice in three minutes late on, to complete a memorable hat-trick.
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