Date: 30th January 2012 at 9:41pm
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It was tight, it was tense and it went to the wire but Chesterfield booked a historic place in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at Wembley on Monday night.

Taking a 2-1 lead into the game against Oldham Athletic, John Sheridan’s side withstood the expected pressure from the home team with Tommy Lee in superb form between the posts.

The old master, Jack Lester, then sent the travelling fans into raptures with a late winner. Afterwards, Lester hailed an ‘amazing’ feeling as the man to take his side to Wembley and felt that over two legs Chesterfield had ‘just shaded’ the tie.

While a couple of weeks ago it looked as though the JPT was going to be the only bright spot of the Spireites’ season, improved form in the league over the past couple of weeks means there is a real chance that the 2011/12 season is just as historic as 2010/11 when Sheridan’s men lifted the League Two title.

The final, against Swindon Town or Barnet takes place on Sunday 25 March at Wembley. Book your hotel now!