On Saturday 18th September I went to watch Chesterfield play their 4th league game at the B2Net Stadium against Cheltenham Town.
We arrived early and walked around the ground before kick off, popping in the club shop and buying the match programme on our way around.
As with the last home game, the ground seemed quite empty inside about 30 minutes before kick off. However, it filled up nicely and finished up with a total attendance of 5,503.
Both sides began the game well, having chances and playing some good football.
Chesterfield continued the pattern of home games by taking the lead early on. 14 minutes in Drew Talbot ran down the wing, took a man on and fired the ball into the net with a powerful shot.
Cheltenham had a goal disallowed for offside not long after, and they played well up to half time. 1-0 didn’t look like a strong lead at the break.
Chesterfield started the 2nd half in the best possible way by doubling their lead. Jack Lester had a shot blocked and it fell to Craig Davies who couldn’t miss from such a close distance.
Taking a 2-0 lead made it feel much safer, though Cheltenham kept on pushing forward and even breaking through a few times but they couldn’t put the chances away.
Chesterfield made it 3-0 just after the hour mark. Dean Morgan took a quick free kick, passing it to Craig Davies, and Davies hit an absolute screamer from at least 30 yards out.
With the 3 points now in no doubt, John Sheridan began to make some substitutions. One was bringing on Craig Clay, who was making his professional debut.
Another win meant Chesterfield are still unbeaten in the league and have won all 4 home games in the league. Chesterfield now sit 3rd in the table.
After the game I met players from both sides. From Chesterfield I met Jamie Lowry, while from Cheltenham I met JJ Melligan, Scott Brown Wes Thomas and manager Mark Yates, who was very complimetary of Chesterfield’s performance.