Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Chesterfield 3 v Mansfield Town 0 - Central League (Regional fixture)

The Proact Stadium. View from inside the Rose & Crown
Tuesday 23rd April 2013
Central League (Regional fixture)
Chesterfield (0) 3
Danny Whitaker 53
Jacob Hazel 69, 85
Mansfield Town (0) 0
Admission free inc. team sheet
Attendance 300+
Left click picture for enlarged team line up details
"Here for the party, we're only here for the party"
Most of the Stags reserves players are away in Tenerife, where the club is celebrating winning the Blue Square Bet Premier championship at the weekend.
So it was just the Under 19s who travelled to the Proact Stadium for this end of season game.
The young Stags gave a fairly good account of themselves at times, especially in the opening half, but they were ultimately undone, by their more experienced hosts, who had a couple of first team trialists in their line up tonight and came good after the break.
Jack Waddle is currently on the Spireites books, he's a dead ringer for his dad Chris, the ex England international, who started his career at Tow Law Town.
Don't worry too much about being at Chesterfield at the moment Jack. As your dad's career path showed, it doesn't hurt in the long run to start at the bottom and aim high.
Oh well Spireites, it was nice to have turned up on your doorstop tonight, to remind you that your local rival team, who you said you would never have to play again, because we are apparently in free fall, whilst you are upwardly mobile in your swanky new ground, with your big money backing, heading up the Football League and out of our reach forever, are actually in exactly the same division as you next season.
Did you miss us?
Thought not, but that's mutual xxx
Of course, none of this brief resume' of a Central League fixture, is meant to be confrontational or antagonistic, 'tis merely tongue in cheek banter.
Bring it on and see you all again soon, you sheep, sheep, sheep sh@ggers ;-)
For the record, I sat and watched tonight's game with my mate called Barry, who is actually from Chesterfield.
Though we possibly won't be sat in the same stand when our respective first teams play each other next season.