Date: 4th October 2014 at 8:35pm
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I am still getting my hearing and breathing under control, after another exhilarating match. Chesterfield`s players gave their all and were rewarded with a well-deserved win over a club which had lost none off the last 5 matches.
United started defensively, perhaps relying on their strong finishing too much. (They beat Swindon in the last minutes of the game, last week). Chesterfield showed the folly of following such tactics by going 3 – 0 up by the 75 minute, leaving the blades late rush rather blunt.
In a derby match this was never going to rank as a great game, how wrong we were. The Blades started out rather defensively, though they were the first to score, only for it to be declared offside on a rare appearance in Chesterfield`s half. That was a rare foray though and Chesterfield pretty much ruled the first half
Chesterfield`s persistence paid off in the 25th minute Great play between Roberts, Johnson and O`shea led to a thunderously whipped shot from Ryan, which flew past the united keeper. 1 – 0 Chesterfield.
Now Chesterfield were on song, playing some neat passing football and frustrating United. Leading to the 28th minute, a cynical foul which saw the offending player (Michael Higdon), Red Carded, and Jones writhing on the ground. The referee saw fit to even things up in the 40th minute, giving Tommy Lee a red card, after a fluffed back pass by Evatt forced Lee to bring down Scougal just outside of his area. This did not deter a determined Chesterfield, forced to play a teenager making his first appearance as a professional goalie, the young Myles Wright.
44 minutes saw Chesterfield 2 – 0 up On loan Mcarthy playing a lax pass which Roberts intercepted and ran on to roll the ball into the net.
The break over and back to work, Chesterfield carrying on as before, in the 59th minute a Doyle header was cleared off the line by Collins. Two more glorious chances came Chesterfield`s way in a second half opening dominated by chesterfield, who gave an exhibition on passing, keeping the ball away from united for 15 passes at one time. Doyle is the league one top scorer and was not going to be left out today, Johnson had a great effort, following a daring run with the ball, blocked on the line, only for the rebound to fall to a waiting Doyle who tapped home the easiest of goals. 3 – 0 Chesterfield
A slip up by the debutant keeper Wright led to a strangeley muted reaction to the goal following the slip up. Mcnulty scoring. Were the United supporters resigned to losing. This goal gave the Blades fresh momentum, a second following soon after, in the usual United strong finish but by now it was to late. The referee blew for full time and both players and fans could get their breath back and celebrate a great win, by a great team