Date: 8th January 2014 at 3:20pm
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The Spireites fielded a strong line-up for this Derbyshire Senior Cup tie against Long Eaton United: Chapman, Darikwa. Cooper (c), Brown, Smith, Ryan, Morsy, Banks, Devitt, O’Shea, Gnanduillet.

The West Stand was opened up for this game, they were queuing to get in. It’s good to see that these games and the youth games are well supported.

The Spireites started off brightly, putting some neat moves together it only took 3 minutes for them to score, O’Shea picked the ball up on the right, cuts inside the box and strokes it past McCormack.

Devitt has a shot, just fails with his effort. Shooting wide of the target. Gnanduillet almost scores, missing by inches.

O’Shea finds some space, his effort his denied by a low dive from McCormack.

In the 18th minute Gnanduillet latches on to a loose ball, and slots it past their keeper to put Town 2-0 up. Morsy fires just wide of the target.

Gnanduillet nods home from six yards after a cross from Darikwa. McCormack is injured during the goal and because they don’t have a replacement keeper on the bench, the Spireites lend them Cameron Mason the youth keeper.

Brown heads just over after a corner from Devitt. Banks runs from midfield and beats 2 defenders before firing past Mason.

Gnanduillet gets his hat-trick, when he unleashes a 35 yard thunderbolt past Mason.

Devitt takes a free-kick on the edge of the visitors area, he slots it past Mason into the bottom corner.

H.T. 6-0

The Spireites keep hold of the ball making it hard for Long Eaton. Gnanduillet attempts a volley, but fails to keep it down and it sails over the crossbar.

On 61 Jamie Hewits son Alex replaces Sam Morsy. 2 minutes later Banks hits on audacious chip from difficult angle past Mason.

Banks and O’Shea are replaced by Jake Beesley and Fabien Johnson.

Mason produces a brilliant save to deny Gnanduillet his fourth, tipping his header onto the bar.

In the 86th minute Mason again denies Gnanduillet, producing a superb save, tipping his header over the bar.

F.T. 7-0.

The fans got their money’s worth as the Spireites cruise into the next round of the Derbyshire Senior Cup after beating Long Eaton United 7-0.

Credit must go to young goalkeeper Cameron Mason, if it hadn’t been for his heroics the Spireites could have easily hit double figures.