The Spireites win their first game of the season in style
13th September 2011
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The three new attackers get on the score sheet as Chesterfield win 3 nil at Bournemouth. Mendy scored the opening goal, a bullet header, giving the keeper no chance, scoring from a good cross from Clarke. Westcarr scored the second after a short pass from Whittaker, when he hit lovely shot straight pass the keeper. Carke slotted home a tap in to make it 3 nil.


Although Chesterfield weathered a first half storm, with some good defending and good goalkeeping from Lee, kept the Cherries out. It was a great team effort, again Grounds played well, not just defensively, but also going forward often bringing the ball out of defence and turning it into an attack. Clarke had a good debut, he held up the ball well, allowing the rest of the team to get forward, he's got great strength, a nice touch and a good awareness of where his team mates are. Nathan Smith gets better with every game, he seems to be growing more confident, making some good runs down the wing.


Hopefully the confidence gained from this victory will drive them on to good performances in their next two home games against Bury and Carlisle. As Sheridan will admit there's still along way to go and the team will need to keep improving. As the team gels together and the new players settle in, the team will start performing at an higher level.


The 301 town fans went home very happy, finally getting their first victory under their belts. You couldn't say that about the Bournemouth fans, not only did they suffer defeat, they also got abused by the Chairman. He came onto the picking after the game, im not sure why because, the fans had not abused the chairman in any way. There were a few boo's at end, which turned into an applause when seeing how dejected the players looked. The fans have perfect reason to be upset, having been told by the Chairman to go support Southampton if they aren't happy. Having also seen 8 of their players leaving the club, that only just missed out on promotion last season.


The ex Spireite Fletcher came on to the pitch as second half sub and gained massive applause from the Spireite fans which he acknowledged.


We will now hopefully see the team climb the table, with some mouth watering local Derbies just around the corner against Notts County and Sheffield Wednesday, its exciting times ahead for the Spireites.

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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...

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