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Five of the best versus Aldershot

28 November 2019

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Since Aldershot Town’s reformation in 1992, the Spireites have faced the Hampshire based club 11 times. As Chesterfield prepare to travel to the Recreation Ground, we look at some of the best matches against the Shots...

1. Chesterfield 5-1 Aldershot Town – (22/10/2008)
Jamie Ward ran riot in the first meeting between the sides. The Northern Ireland international set-up Jack Lester for the opener before doubling the lead from the spot after being brought down in the box by Nikki Bull.

Kirk Hudson halved the deficit just five minutes into the second half. However, Ward restored the two-goal lead three minutes later with a fantastic strike from the edge of the box.

Derek Niven added a fourth in the 73rd minute, prior to Ward scoring late on to secure his hat-trick in-front of the crowd at Saltergate.

2. Aldershot Town 0-2 Chesterfield – (20/11/2010)
The next three meetings between the sides resulted in the Spireites going winless, with Aldershot even doing the double in the 2009/2010 season.

However, John Sheridan’s side came into this game with confidence after an excellent start to the League Two season.
The first half was a quiet affair with neither side finding a way through, but two quickfire second-half goals from Craig Davies and Danny Whitaker gave the Spireites all three points and a first win over Aldershot Town at the Recreation Ground.

Chesterfield continued their good form throughout the rest of the season and secured the League Two Title with a 3-1 win at home against Gillingham.

3. Aldershot Town 0-1 Chesterfield – (06/10/2012)
In the Spireites' first season back in League Two, Tommy Wright’s side travelled to the Recreation Ground looking for their first win in three league games.

The first half was a tense affair with both sides cancelling each other out. However, the hero in the previous year’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final had a hand in the winning goal.

Craig Westcarr played in Chris Atkinson who calmly slotted the ball past Jamie Young in the Aldershot goal to secure a 1-0 away win.

4. Chesterfield 3-0 Aldershot Town – (7/8/2018)
The Spireites' first-ever National League home fixture saw Aldershot Town travel to the Proact Stadium for the first time in five-and-a-half-years.

Charlie Carter, who was making his home debut, fired home from close range after receiving the ball from Curtis Weston’s backheel.

The young midfielder doubled his tally with five minutes of the first half to go. Carter produced a mazy 40-yard drive into the box before powerfully striking the ball past a hapless Jake Cole.

Chesterfield were awarded a penalty with nine minutes to go after Drew Talbot was chopped down in the area by Lewis Kinsella. Marc-Antoine Fortune coolly placed his penalty into the back of the net to complete the scoring.

5. Aldershot Town 0-2 Chesterfield – (19/1/2019)
John Sheridan’s first league game back in charge of Chesterfield saw a tough visit to fellow strugglers Aldershot Town.

Former Aldershot man Will Evans opened the scoring on the stroke of half time, heading home from Curtis Weston’s corner.

Evans bagged his brace 12 minutes from time, converting the rebound after Marc-Antoine Fortune’s initial attempt was saved.

The victory started a revival under Sheridan as the Spireites moved away from the National League relegation zone.


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