The Sunday Review

By Paul Fisher
Last updated : 23 October 2005
It had everything, a bizarre referee, a last minute fightback, penalties scored and missed, ex-players on both teams and the biggest Saltergate crowd of the season. The Spireites rattled up a three goal advantage at half-time, goals scored by Wayne Allison, a sublime effort from Paul Hall and a poachers goal from the mercurial Colin Larkin. Huddersfield were no doubt getting a rollocking of a sort from manager Peter Jackson and came out all guns blazing, two immediate substitutions and pushing three upfront came the fightback.
First Barry Roche saved an early Terriers effort then the Chief gave a way a penalty which Roche saved to his left. Huddersfield then scored through ex-Spireite Mark Hudson, then came twenty minutes of tension at 3-1 it could go either way. A long ball from Barry Roche flicked on by Allison pushed Larkin into the penalty area where he was pushed by Mirfin of Huddersfield, Penalty! Dispite Hudson's effort's to put Shane Nicholson off he thumped the ball past Rachubka and it was 4-1. Then the Spireites decided to let Huddersfield into the game, sloppy defending and poor releasing of the ball contributed to the Terriers two goals towards full-time, the Spireites stood tall for four extra minutes and the points were in the bag.


We played well, we harried the league leaders and forced them into mistakes, the first half was ours, we dominated play but Huddersfield still had two chances which could have got them goals both saved by deserved Sponsor's man of the match Barry Roche

Larkin bag's fourth of season

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