Floodlight misery for Spireites

BY foxsports • December 16, 2008

Chesterfield were denied a place in the third round of the FA Cup after floodlight failure saw their game against Droylsden abandoned.

Goals either side of half-time from Jack Lester and Darren Currie looked to have booked the Spireites a trip to Championship Ipswich.

But the lights went out at The Butchers Arms on 70 minutes, leaving Lee Richardson and Dave Pace's men to battle it out for a fourth time.

Chesterfield took the lead in the 25th minute when former Grimsby star Lester scored his 12th goal of the season. The 33-year-old striker picked up a loose ball in the box before twisting, turning and curling an unstoppable shot into the top-right corner past Bloods goalkeeper Craig Mawson.

And the Spireites might have doubled their lead five minutes later when, after more good work from Lester, livewire strike-partner Jamie Ward somehow fired straight at Mawson from five yards.

Chesterfield doubled their lead in the 52nd minute when Currie smashed an unstoppable low drive past Mawson from the edge of the box before the light failure ended the tie 20 minutes before the end.

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