I was confident of a win on the way to the game. I was also nervous, nothing to do with the Spireites.
I had put myself forward to tackle a player, this meant challenging a player at 10 questions. I was going to be the first one, I was regretting it, what if I don't get any right. I was only taking on the club captain Hird, no pressure then. So I went to get a programme couldn't find a programme seller anywhere, went to the club shop, sold out. I was gutted, only time I appear in the programme I can't get one. I was later told I was outclassed by the Captain, never mind at least I had a go...
The Spireites were unchanged from the Northampton game, although Micah Evans made the bench. Downes was starting for Torquay, it was great to see him still playing after career threatening injuries. The first half was pretty dull, neither side offering much of a threat. H.T 0-0.
Spireites came out for the 2nd half with real purpose. 3 minutes in Darikwa scored his first ever league goal. Lester had taken a quick free kick, which deflected to Westcarr who then set him up, and the 20 year calmly stroked it in. Although the lead didn't last long a slip from Trotman, was pounced on by Howe who took his chance well. Torquay had never looked like scoring, a few minutes later another mistake from Trotman, although he got away with it.
Stand who had been lurking behind all afternoon listening to 5 live and gloating every time someone from his Premier Fantasy team scored, I'm going to hide his headphones for the next game. He thought that Atkinson had scored our first goal, I'm going to book him to get his eyes tested next week.
Evans came on for Talbot for the last 20 minutes, he looked lively and got 2 lovely crosses in. The Spireites failed to find the winner, as Torquay shut up shop. F.T. 1-1.
The highlight of the match was when Torquay were on the attack, suddenly everybody stopped as a whistle had been blown. They looked at the ref, who just clapped in the direction of the Torquay fan who had the whistle, Stewards told the young lad to leave the ground for his own safety, his own fans wanted to lynch him, although the Town fans laughed. He was later found in the car park by a Town fan, looking very apologetic, he was scared to walk to the station, so he kindly gave him a lift. He was very embarrassed by the whole thing, a moment of madness, he hoped that the Torquay fans would forgive him.
Next Morecambe away, where I would replace Trotman with Forbes, moving in to central defence and Talbot moving to Right back, and Evans in to play on the Right wing and Darikwa playing on the left. But I'm not the manager I will leave that to Tommy Wright.
I'm a big fan of the Spireites and follow them up and down the Country. I got into writing blogs when I was picked to do a blog for the Derbyshire Times for a year, which I really enjoyed. All the views...