VIDEO: SPIREITES’ GOLDEN GOALS — Tony Lormor helps beat the old enemy in play-off semi-final

Tony Lormor
Tony Lormor

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 with brief details and your memories of the strike and we will try to include in a future article.

Tony Lormor

Tony Lormor

This week’s delve into the archives of Chesterfield’s golden goals takes us back to May 1995 and the Division Three play-off semi-final, second leg,

Chesterfield had been favourites for promotion since Christmas, when the arrival of Tony Lormor and Phil Robinson sparked a more attacking style of play.

Unfortunately, that season there were only two automatic promotion places and the Spireites finished third after a rare home defeat in their penultimate home league fixture and then a draw on the last day of the season.

However, that set up a tasty play-off semi-final with their old rivals from across the M1 — Mansfield Town.

Tony Lormor

Tony Lormor

The first leg at Field Mill was drawn 1-1 to perfectly set up the second leg at Saltergate.

When the Stags took an early lead, Chesterfield’s dream of Wembley appeared to be diminishing.

But then up stepped Lormor, who ironically would later play for Mansfield.

Watch Tony Lormor’s play-off semi-final goal

Andy Beasley’s deep free kick from just outside his penalty area was flicked on by Andy Morris. Lormor, running forward to the edge of the penalty area in anticipation, took the ball in his midrift, turned and fired right-footed across the keeper and into the bottom corner.

The majority of the 8,000-plus crowd celebrated and a rip-roaring game had been ignited. The Spireites went on to win the second leg 5-2 after extra-time as the Stags had two players sent off.

Lormor repeated his goalscoring in the final at Wembley as Chesterfield brushed Bury aside 2-0 to win promotion,

For the striker it was the start of three years at the club, where he scored 35 goals in more than 100 league matches.

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