On Saturday 22nd August I visited Shrewsbury’s Prostar Stadium (or New Meadow) for the very first time to watch Chesterfield play there.
Today we had decided to go with the supporters coach and we arrived at about 1pm. Me and my Dad did our usual walk all around the ground, which included watching the Chesterfield players arrive and getting a photo with Jack Lester and Dan Gray. After walking around and chatting to a few people we entered the ground.
The game kicked off in front of a crowd of 5,086, of which 406 were Chesterfield fans. Despite Chesterfield’s good form, beating Notts County in midweek, Shrewsbury got of to the better start with Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee having to make a great diving save early on. However on the 31st minute a rather soft Steve Leslie header put the Shrews 1-0 ahead and this is how it stayed until half time.
Chesterfield came out in the second half playing much better football and having lots of chances but failing to force Shrews keeper Chris Neal to make any real good saves. Then on the 67th minute Jamie Lowry, who had been working his socks off in the second half, scored from the edge of the box to draw the sides level, much to the delight of all the Chesterfield fans behind the net.
After that the game was very exciting, with chances at both ends and Shrewsbury even hitting the post, but the match ended 1-1 which I thought was a fair result.
Just as I arrived
The Prostar Stadium/The New Meadow
John Sheridan arrives
Me and Jack Lester
Me and Dan Gray
I hold up a Shrewsbury football inside the Shrewsbury Town club shop
‘Come on Spireites’
Jamie Lowry scores the equalizer for Chesterfield
The Chesterfield players clap the 406 Chesterfield fans who made the journey
Shrewsbury 1 Chesterfield 1