Spireites were facing up to the fact they would be in League 2 next season, they would want to bow out on a win. Brentford would not be easy, having just missed out on the play offs. A crowd of 5,699 had turned up, which wasn't bad to say they were already relegated. Whittaker, Juan and Robertson were injured, Sheridan had to make a few changes. Darikwa made his home debut, coming in at Right back, Drew Talbot had to play left back, Allott came in to partner Randall in centre of Midfield. Thompson and Ridehaigh were the centre back pairing.
There few chances for either side in the opening 10 minutes, on 12 minutes the visitors had the lead, Saunders sent a ball into the box, Thompson headed into his own net past Lee. Moussa had a shot on goal, his effort took a deflection and went harmlessly over. Half Time the Spireites went 1-0 behind.
Chesterfield were finding it hard to create an opening, and both sides were giving the ball away too cheaply. Boden came on for Randall after 55 minutes. Brentford on 59, went 2 up, Sam Saunders made his way into the box, cut it back for Diagouraga to score.
Boden on 69 hit the woodwork and the ball dropped to Moussa who made no mistake to get Spireites back in the game. On 80 minutes again the Bees extended their lead to 2 goals, a corner came in and Donaldson headed it home.
Mark Allott scored a great goal from 25 yards out, his first goal for more than two and a half years. The Spireites lost the game 3-2.
Sheridan has started preparing for next season by announcing the players he has released: Aaron Downes, Greg Fleming, Simon Ford, Dan Gray, Jimmy Juan, Jamie Lowry, Alex Mendy, Dean Morgan, Derek Niven and Gregor Robertson. I would like thank all of these players for representing the Spireites on the field of play and wish them all, good luck in the future.
Sheridan has been ruthless, which I feel he had to be, he will be looking for experienced players and natural born leaders to get the Spireites back into League One. Although it's not been a great season, we will never forget our memorable day out at Wembley, when we saw our Spireites lift the Johnstones Paint Trophy on a lovely sunny day in March.
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I am a blogger for the Derbyshire Times living in Chesterfield. I like to write about the Spireites, whom i follow Home and Away. I will be writing on here, about the season ahead, Match previews, Reports...