Senior Spireites compete in Holland

The Club played in the annual De Almelo City cup tournament which was held at the end of June in Holland. The international competition involved 13 walking football teams from all over Europe including Germany, Poland and France. Below is the report on how the Club got on by Pete Jacques

Arrived safely to a very warm Almelo, few hours later than planned, due to delays with the flight. On the Wednesday evening, at the teams meeting, we were informed that three German teams had pulled out due to Covid.  This affected our group, down to only three teams, so it was decided to play each team twice, meaning we had four games instead of three.


Chesterfield 1 (G Booth ) Grimsby Ancient Mariners 0    

In a game with very few chances for both teams, we gave the Grimsby players no time on the ball and the game was settled by a well taken goal by Glynn.

TEAM John Longstaff, Derek Lowe, Peter Harris, Steve Ward, Pete Jacques, Glynn Booth (SUB Charlie Last)



Arminia Bielefeld 7 Chesterfield 1 (P Jacques)

After the high of the previous match, this was the low, though in our defence, to play our second match  after a five minute break (in very warm conditions) against a team with a squad of twelve and being their first match. Also, the referee for this match decided that we couldn’t have a player stood on the goal line but three metres away!  This completely upset our game plan , a consolation goal by P Jacques late on.

TEAM John Longstaff ,Derek  Lowe, Pete Harris, ( Sub R Cunningham), Steve Ward (SUB C Last) Pete Jacques,  Glynn Booth



Grimsby Ancient Mariners 2 Chesterfield  1 (S Ward)

This was the game where we had to get a result if we wanted to get into the last eight , a well worked goal by S Ward.  Looked as though we were in control, but Grimsby fought back to win .

TEAM John Longstaff, Derek Lowe, Pete  Harris (SUB C Last )Steve Ward, Pete Jacques, Glynn Booth



Chesterfield 0 Arminia Bielefeld 4

The score line not really a true reflection of the game, beaten by a very good team, who finished in the semi final of the competition and utilised their squad of twelve players .

TEAM John Longstaff, Derek Lowe ( SUB P Harris) Charlie Last, Pete Jacques, Rick Cunningham, Steve Ward




Eintracht Frankfurt 1 Chesterfield 1 ( P Jacques)

An evenly contested game which could have gone either way , low shot by sub  P Jacques to level things up after Eintracht had took the lead

TEAM John Longstaff Derek Lowe Peter Harris, Charlie Last (SUB P Jacques), Steve Ward, Glynn Booth (SUB R Cunningham)



Combi 0 Chesterfield 5  (R Cunningham 2 G Booth 1 P Harris 1 P Jacques 1)

A team made up from 3 different teams, due to a team going home in the morning, was well beaten by Chesterfield, who should have probably scored more. Two well taken goals by Rick, one a lovely turn and close  shot ended the tournament on a high .

TEAM  John Longstaff, D Lowe (SUB P Harris ) Charlie Last, Pete Jacques, Rick Cunningham, Glynn Booth (SUB S Ward)



PLAYER               STARTED    SUB   GOALS

Charlie Last             3            3

Derek Lowe             6

Glynn Booth            4            1         2

John Longstaff         6

Peter Harris             4           2         1

Peter Jacques           5           1          3

Rick Cunningham      2           2         2

Steve Ward              4           2         1

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