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STAGS V SPIREITES STATISTICAL PREVIEW
17th January 2003 18:01


For seven of the eight decades the Stags have played league soccer there has been an emotion-laden local derby against Chesterfield, or the Spireites if you use nicknames. The first derbies took place as long ago as in the 1933-34 season with the Spireites just relegated from the old second division and the Stags playing their third league season. The first derbies were won by the spireites, but on September 15, 1934, the Stags won a derby for the first time, with the only goal of the game. One could write a book on the derbies and the players who have played for both sides during the years, so here comes some of it:
As one may expect, there are lots of players who've pulled on a Stag and a Spireite shirt during their league careers. To name but a few, here is a selection: Billy McEwan, Ernie Moss, Kevin Randall (all three played for the Stags in the promo season in 1976-77), Tony Lormor, Paul Holland, Steve Wilkinson, Shayne Bradley, Tom Curtis, Jamie Lomas, Carl Muggleton (he played on loan for BOTH the Stags and the Spireites in 1999-2000!!!), Ryan Williams, Steve Spooner.

First away win at Chesterfield, a 4-1 on April 12, 1958, the biggest away win a 4-0 on September 23, 1961.
Biggest away defeat: 0-4 in the most recent Saltergate derby on September 16, 2000.
Consecutive Stags wins at Saltergate: Four (1988-89, 1991-92, 1993-94 and 1994-95)
Biggest Stags home win: a 3-0 on October 22, 1962
Biggest Stags home defeat in a league derby: a 1-4 on December 20, 1952
Highest score in a home game: the Stags 4-2 win on December 18, 1994
Highest score in an away game and highest ever in a league derby: a 4-4-draw at Saltergate on September 17, 1962.
Latest Stags win at Saltergate: a 1-0 on August 27, 1994, scorer Hadley.
Latest Stags win at Field Mill: a 4-2 on December 18, 1994, Stags scorers Campbell, Wilkinson 3, Spireite scorers Davies, Robinson.
And in fact, the teams have NEVER faced each other in the FA Cup!!!!, but on five occasions in the league cup with the Stags thrashing the Spireites 6-2 in the 1970-71 season and the Spireites doing the same to the Stags 5-0 the following season, both games at Field Mill.

After the 0-1 home defeat on Boxing Day 1975, the Stags were unbeaten in 38 home league games, a club record. Earlier this season the Spireites recorded their tenth league win at Field Mill to the score of 2-0 after a very poor derby showing by the Stags

Big crowds have often watched the derbies. To mark an example, here are the 1970-71 derby crowds: 13187 at Field Mill, 16474 at Saltergate.

Home stats: Played 30, W 14, D 6, L 10, GF 45, GA 37
Away stats: Played 29, W 10, D 7, L 12, GF 36, GA 41

Season Home Date Away Date

1933-34 0-3 1933-10-07 2-3 1934-02-17 Div 3 (N)
1934-35 1-0 1934-09-15 0-0 1935-01-26 Div 3 (N)
1935-36 0-1 1935-12-07 1-2 1936-04-11 Div 3 (N)
1951-52 2-1 1952-01-26 1-1 1951-09-22 Div 3 (N)
1952-53 1-4 1952-12-20 1-4 1952-08-23 Div 3 (N)
1953-54 2-2 1953-09-14 0-0 1954-01-01 Div 3 (N)
1954-55 2-0 1954-09-04 1-4 1955-03-30 Div 3 (N)
1955-56 0-1 1955-11-05 1-2 1956-03-31 Div 3 (N)
1956-57 3-0 1957-04-08 0-1 1956-12-25 Div 3 (N)
1957-58 1-1 1957-11-30 4-1 1958-04-12 Div 3 (N)
1958-59 2-1 1958-09-20 1-3 1959-02-07 Div 3 (old)
1959-60 4-1 1960-03-19 1-0 1959-11-28 Div 3 (old)
1961-62 2-2 1962-02-10 4-0 1961-09-23 Div 4 (old)
1962-63 3-0 1962-10-22 4-4 1962-09-17 Div 4 (old)
1970-71 2-2 1971-03-15 2-2 1971-01-02 Div 3 (old)
1971-72 2-1 1972-01-01 0-2 1971-09-18 Div 3 (old)
1975-76 0-1 1975-12-26 2-1 1976-04-17 Div 3 (old)
1976-77 2-1 1977-04-11 1-0 1976-12-27 Div 3 (old)
1978-79 2-1 1979-05-21 0-1 1979-04-16 Div 3 (old)
1979-80 3-2 1979-08-18 0-2 1979-11-03 Div 3 (old)
1983-84 0-1 1983-12-26 0-0 1984-04-21 Div 4 (old)
1984-85 0-0 1985-04-06 0-0 1984-12-26 Div 4 (old)
1986-87 1-1 1986-09-07 1-0 1987-01-25 Div 3 (old)
1987-88 0-1 1987-08-29 1-3 1988-01-01 Div 3 (old)
1988-89 3-1 1989-05-06 3-1 1988-12-03 Div 3 (old)
1991-92 2-1 1991-12-28 2-0 1991-08-31 Div 4 (old)
1993-94 1-2 1994-01-03 2-0 1993-08-31 Div 3
1994-95 4-2 1994-12-28 1-0 1994-08-27 Div 3
2000-01 0-1 2001-02-17 0-4 2000-09-16 Div 3
2002-03 0-2 2002-08-24 (at Field Mill) Div 2

Svante Bernhard

 

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