Chesterfield 0-2 Morecambe – League 2

On 26th February 2011 I was back at the B2Net Stadium to watch Chesterfield face Sammy McIlroy’s Morecambe.

After 3 weeks away from the B2Net Stadium, Chesterfield finally had another home fixture. Today’s opponents were Morecambe, who despite reaching the play offs last season were sat in a poor position coming into today’s game.

The game kicked off in front of a crowd of 6,441, with 187 of those making the journey from Morecambe.

Morecambe started the better side, having most of the possession. The Shrimps took the lead on the 22nd minute through Chesterfield born Kevan Hurst, who fired a superb long effort past Tommy Lee. Hurst, who also had a loan spell at Chesterfield a few seasons ago, didn’t celebrate his magnificent goal.

Morecambe doubled their lead in the second half with a goal from James Spencer, and Chesterfield made little effort to get anything from the game. In fact in the entire match Chesterfield had just 2 shots on target.

This defeat was just Chesterfield 5th league defeat of the season, and the first by more than a single goal. Despite such a poor performance, the Spireites still sit comfortably at the top of the League 2 table.

After the game I met Morecambe manager Sammy McIlroy, goalscorer Kevan Hurst and goalkeeper Barry Roche. I also met Chesterfield’s two new players, on loan Kieran Djilali and new signing Dean Holden.

A sunny day in Chesterfield

Next match at the B2Net Stadium...

The Morecambe away following

The Kop with the flag

The teams line up before kick off

A minute's applause in memory of Chesterfield supporter Allan Hayes aged 51, who sadly died outside Valley Parade on Tuesday after travelling to watch his beloved Spireites

Kick Off

Morecambe celebrate their second goal

The new trophy cabinet at the B2Net, soon to be home of the NPower League 2 trophy

Goalscorer Kevan Hurst

Kieran Djilali, on loan from Crystal Palace

New singing Dean Holden

Barry Roche

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