|Posted on September 16, 2012 at 4:35 AM|
Some bits and pieces arising from the game against Wycombe Wanderers on September 15th, 2012:
Chris Atkinson became the first Chesterfield player to make a debut on September 15th. He is the first to score on his full debut since Nick Ajose at Bury, last season. If you include Chesterfield Town men (and Warren Hawke's "chalked off" goal against Aldershot) then the Huddersfield loanee is the 108th player to score on his debut for us.
After waiting two seasons for our first proper OG at the new ground, we now have two in a fortnight, with Neil Trotman's close-range "could have gone anywhere" thunderer that briefly made it "Game on!" against Wycombe.
Wycombe's Leon Johnson became only the second opposing player to be sent off at the Proact Stadium, and easily the earliest, joining Stevenage's Michael Bostwick, who was dismissed on the opening day of last season. Chesterfield have gone on to score at least one goal and get something from the game on each occasion. Who says we can't play against ten men?
I'm racking my brains for the name of the last Chesterfield player (before Dean Morgan, of course) to debut for his next club against Chesterfield. Please leave comments if you can help.
Finally - is it my imagination, or did both halves finish with Wycombe being awarded a corner that there wasn't time to take? Comments again, please, if you saw it differently.