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Hello and welcome to Wembley where we are down to the final two team
as for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. An intriguing contest as
Chesterfield take on Swindon but, as we know on these occasions, the
form book counts for little. It's about who turns up when it matters
and can deliver on the big stage. This is the final stop after quite
a journey. This competition has been a godsend for Chesterfield.
They have struggled to come to terms with League 1 of. The
Johnstone's Paint Trophy has it been good to the Spireites. They
knocked out opposition all the way. After an indifferent start, Swindon
it must need to pinch themselves when they consider how well things
have gone. Swindon are four points clear at the top of League 2 with
games in hand and on course for an instant return to League 1. They
knocked about Exeter before seeing off Wimbledon, Southend and Bonet.
-- Barnet. An occasion to savour British Summer Time and its Wembley
final weather. At final that's not just the big day out for the bottom
two divisions, as has sometimes seems, but it matters. There's a
trophy to be won and both teams are looking to win it for the very
first time. Chesterfield, their first ever visit to the Wembley
Stadium. Simon Ford comes in and Westcarr makes way for Jack Lester,
whose late goal last I'm got them signed on Wednesday. They beat
Torquay earlier in the league, their first win in at 13 games.
Paolo Di Canio never got to Wembley as a competitive player. He played
at a charity match in 2008, though. John Sheridan got the only goal of
the 1991 League Cup final here. Sheffield Wednesday 1, Manchester
United nil. It's not often that the sides in the high Division are
viewed as the underdogs. Not in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. That's
how many see it today. Chesterfield, rock bottom of League 1. Swindon,
in effect, only one league plays below them, flying high at the top
of League 2 and set for promotion. Mark Bright alongside me. On form,
Swindon are the team to bid. question about it. Riding high
in the Swindon half early on. Tried to get Talbot forward. Jack Lester
using all his experience at the sharp end for the Spireites. Simon
Ferry. What a place to make your debut for your new team. I was just
thinking that. How do they go down in the dressing room? Somebody
signs on in midweek and starts. It's great for him, but not for the
foot on Tuesday and they wished he'd kept his mouth shut now. He's
Swindon on loan and he wasn't far away -- Holmes. Good play on the
left foot, trying to get to the far post area. His third Swindon game,
second time around. A spell with the club as a teenager on loan from
movement, excellent cross. Jack Lester dropped into the middle of
the screen, moves in front of his whenever he gets on the ball for
the Robins. He plays it through. A few groans from Swindon fans who
felt he could have taken that on himself. Excellent move, it really
of was, from back-to-front. An easy pass. Holmes was freed. In patches,
showing the form which have taken them to the top of League 2. Got
off to a slow start. My goodness, they haven't looked back since the
autumn. Exactly, they have come good at exactly the right time,
with games in hand at the top of Forced a little wide and then of
the ball, but it will be a Chesterfield corner. Well,
staggering. I thought Bowery was a yard offside when there's ball was
played, absolutely. The assistant doesn't see it. It was a good touch
and then that is a really bad touch. The lucky to get the corner. He was.
Just bundled behind off Devera. visits. No, a to hit the crossbar.
It won't count. I'm not sure he get that right. The assistant on the
far side, I'm not sure he got that right. He took such a long time to
put his flag up. They are told to take their time but one this was
played in here, I don't think so. think you're right, Mark. I don't
think it is. I don't understand why he has put it up. Is it a foul?
shot, almost on target, just over the top. That's a guy who knows
where the net is. No question about that. Let's have a look at the
offside decision. I would not say that was offside, I really wouldn't.
Why hasn't the flag had gone up now? I really think that's a bad
decision. Will it rallied Chesterfield and a rattle Swindon?
I'm sure it has because it they will look at that. They will no by
half-time. There will be a feeling of injustice. By the way, does he
know it is British summertime? He must be absolutely roasting. There
Thompson. Yes, Dunne so just dummies the quick one. -- Holmes
just dummies the quick one. It has caught Chesterfield out. Sheridan
is in the technical area. Pointing to the team there. You have got to
concentrate and focus. You have a man to mark. You react to the short
corner quickly. Risser is on the move. It is back into Tommy Lee.
is under a little bit of pressure. It didn't get the direction he
wanted, but it is a decent header. John Sheridan, northerner, C.
think Paolo Di Canio is struggling a little bit. He is thinking
superstitions should take a back seat. It is in the Seventies at
pitch-side. He has got his woolly hat ready. That's definitely a
superstitious thing, definitely. is his own man. In the background,
there are some beach balls, as well. It's a sunny day. In goes Mendy and
he wins it well. Oh, what a rocket. Alex Mendy couldn't buy the top
Just outside the 18-yard box, get your head down and it is a very
And now he does. Tommy Lee has saved it. He did not know he had,
not completely. He is one of the best keepers in this league. Tommy
Lee does ever so well. He just needed to stand up. What a great
save. Paolo di Canio is feeling the effects all right. As is Jack
Lester. Alan McCormack delivering some heated instructions. And there
is the Swindon team boy, sitting with the staff at a big day out at
Wembley. They are part of the club and the team. It is a nice touch.
Shame for him, shame for Chesterfield as well. You don't
shake them off as quickly when you are 36. It is a real shame. There
won't be too many games in those legs left are now. I think he
thought it would be his last chance to get on the scoresheet at Wembley.
He might be climbing up to lift the trophy at the end of the day.
just happens doesn't it. What has got? 600 games? Last chance to lift
the trophy at Wembley, you can see in his face how disappointed he is.
Simon Ferry has played that pass so many times beautifully. What a
chance! I think that might have come from the sun. Good play from
Paul Benson. Back into the danger area. This ball from left to right
has been played so many times from Simon Ferry. Take your time! He
probably thinks he doesn't have that much time. Just a nice cushion
and touch and then you can strike it. He used to pop those in
acrobatically in his sleep. Jack Lester's thoughts of it all are
the first half. Now it is time for tea. Swindon's t boy is with us,
doing his bit for the team. At the start of the second half, they are
as they were six years ago today. That was the last time Swindon and
Chesterfield faced each other. It was a League 1 meeting. Around
about 80 minutes from now, Swindon took the lead. By what we have seen
in the first half, I think, Mark, we would make them slight
favourites? No question, a team on the up, playing with confidence.
Probably nothing has changed tactically at half-time. Just maybe
keep the ball a bit better. That was blocked by the legs of the
goalkeeper. A good Chesterfield spell. It has gone in, it is an own
goal. Chesterfield have the lead. Oliver Risser has put the ball into
his own net. Good possession, they moved the ball around the pitch and
down into Swindon's territory. This is good link-up play. It is a good
attempt on goal. Nice and slow. The ball is active in the 18-yard box.
This is a good touch from Alexandra Mendy to stop the Defence have got
good positions, but what can you do? He has to do something to stop
the ball going across the six-yard box. That is what the game needed.
It is what Chesterfield wanted. Great work from Alexandra Mendy. It
is Oliver Risser who cannot do mess of it. He did all the hard
work, it was just about cutting the the first half. Full-backs are
forward. He Chesterfield are pulling Swindon apart at the moment.
Looking like the team from the higher divisions. The raw of
expectation from Swindon fans as they try to get forward. Tommy Lee
in you were that it was going the moment it left his foot. The ball
was sitting nicely for him. And he This is better play from
Chesterfield now. The goalkeeper did not get much distance on the
punch. That could have been a foul as well. That was brilliantly let
through. Benson was waiting but there Chesterfield defenders were
there. You can flick it with the outside of your right foot, or you
It is a goal-kick. Another about to make his Swindon debut after only
joining the club on Thursday, on loan from Spurs. Jonathan Smith is
going off. Swindon have got to do it, got to have a go. Jong Bostock
is only 20 years old. He has got ability. Craig Westcarr was through
for Chesterfield and that might have won the trophy that
Chesterfield. This is a gift, take your time, drawer the keeper and go
to your left and slot it in. That is a crucial mistake. He will look
has got a problem. Is it a nose bleed? An accidental collision? I
think Craig Westcarr's apology has been accepted, at least by the
referee. Was it anything sinister? Dear me! He has got to go.
totally miss that. Totally missed it. Joe Devera got it. I am shocked.
Craig Westcarr, centre of attention for all of the wrong reasons.
frustrations of missing the chance. There is always a coming together,
contact between centre-backs and centre-forwards. It was the first
thing initially when he put his hand up. I did not see it. Holmes
tried to pass it into the goal. by Hurst. Cibocchi, I think that's
the wrong decision. Has there are three given a free kick? I thought
he had given it a throw-in. This might be the chance Paul Benson has
Cibocchi so close to levelling matters. That is spectacular from
Lee. Great save. I thought it was going over. A corner has been given
Lee reacted, he ran to the assistance as if to say it wasn't a
corner, but, from where we are, it looks like he got a touch to it.
think anybody in the ground thought he had and, you know goalkeeper's,
he would have claimed it. The team, inspiring them to go one more
will tell everybody he saved that later on. Westcarr as a go. What
can Swindon do? Whatever, they will have to do it quickly. Murray
managed to get it into Benson. In trying to control it, he played it
up on to his arm. Seconds to go Ritchie is writhing around. I
thought Smith won it you defeat. old fashioned challenge, catching
Smith in possession. He has won the ball and, in the old days, it was
just a tough challenge and I don't think the referee has given
anything except for a throw-in. A bit loose. I think Paolo Di Canio
is instructing his own player to get up. Yes, they haven't got the
time. Swindon Town with a long Mendy. Boden, a long, long way from
his area. A good header. Allott. Good play, beautifully set doubt by
ramble to Talbot. How long can he the last few minutes. Smith has to
go back to Lee. That will do for Chesterfield. Risser can only look
glumly on of. His own goal as it looks, has a subtle the final.
Foderingham. -- has unsettled the This time, no mistake! Chesterfield
have one of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy! -- Chesterfield have one be
Chesterfield, Swindon. They let themselves a little bit exposed at
the back. When you have missed one of these opportunities and another
one comes along, I think you are nervous. But he keeps his composure.
He just has a look around and knows he is onside and knows where the
defenders. Composes himself. A lot better contact. More crisp and
accurate and its the match-winner. John Sheridan, or the Chesterfield
staff at know that they played their part. In a famous day in the
club's history. Not this time for Paolo Di Canio. He will hope he can
lead Swindon to promotion in League Swindon barely had time to get it
back out onto the field. Westcarr booked for his celebrations.
Swindon will point out he should have had a red card earlier on.
is that Chesterfield have won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. The team
anchored to the bottom of League 1. They had just got the ultimate
boost in their bid to beat the drop down to the bottom division. They
are taking a trophy back home to Derbyshire. Paolo Di Canio's dream
of winning one of four Swindon has been shattered today. He needs to
lift his players. It looks like he is sulking. He's got a big job to
get out of the division. They have done ever so well. Today was not
their day. Well done to You came out and went for it and
obviously it was a scrappy goal but they all count. The gaffer told us
we need to get up. I thought Jordan was great in the second half. And
then resealed it at the end which was nice. The sense of relief it
must have been immense, wasn't it? It was the last five minutes, we
were chasing it a bit. Any defection, it was great to get the
second goal. And take the pressure off bollards, to be honest.
Everybody was saying Swindon Town on the way in. Yes, we just left it
to it. That's what we have done all the way through these rounds.
Hopefully we can take the team spirit to the leader now. Should
you have been on the pitch? What happened? At the end of the day, we
were both pulling each other's shirts, so it was fifty-fifty at
the end of the day. Some it up Boris 4th of it's been a rotten
season. The fans here deserve this. Chesterfield supporters. They got
to the FA Cup semi-finals, famously, in 1997. A ball went over the line
which should have seen them through to a Wembley final them. The Anglo-
Scottish Cup in 1981, that pretty much the lot for Chesterfield until
today. Outnumbered in the stadium would the fans. Outplayed for long
parts of the game in terms of possession. The two goals they
scored. Jack Lester is smiling now. The 36-year-old, whose goal against
Oldham in January got just a Bill to Wembley. Now here he is as the
captain of the Spireites, ready to lift the trophy. It's already adorn
with blue Chesterfield colours. What a boost this could be for
Chesterfield in their bid to stage a League 1 team. They are the
winners in 2012 at the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. It is Chesterfield
When you have trodden the boards and that lower leagues and have a
reward like Wembley in front of 50,000, it's amazing. The crowd was
excellent. For us to win it, and for the supporters, it will give
them some hope and hopefully it will kick-start our season in the
league. I'm very proud as a manager to win a Cup Final at Wembley. I'm
proud of my players and the pleased for the supporters. They have not
had a lot to shout about the season. Hopefully it will help us out in
the league. Today's teams, they were a good side. I think they
might get promoted. If they can become champions, it's a fantastic
time for them and credit to them for having a good game as well.
was obvious I would be smiling if I had won the game off. Straightaway,
the game we had to play Bristol Rovers on Saturday because it's the
name of the game for us, if we were the local Derby it will be good for
the fans. Then three points to keep it going. That was our first target
at the beginning of the season. It should be a fantastic option. We
arrived at Wembley. It was a very good experience. All the team via
come here love the game. But you have to think positive. The simple
fact is they had the cup in her hands. -- their hands. I have to
work out what's going to happen next week. Well done to
Chesterfield and their fans for the above be a stay at Wembley Stadium.
Steve Claridge now. People outside didn't give them much hope today
but they had a game plan and we stuck to it. Very much so. Although
we talk about them up positionally, they played a better, higher league
and I used to playing against good players and I think it showed today.
Swindon are flattered to deceive somewhat. I think people expected
to much of them and expected them to dominate the game possession
wise. But there were periods, particularly in the first half,
when they were very good. Chesterfield thoroughly deserve to
win. Should Craig West car have been on the pitch along a to score
the second goal? I've watched a couple of times and I don't think
we can say that. A couple of times before that, Devera blocked his run
two or three times. I have been in that situation and I think he got
frustrated. He pushes him away. And then, obviously, a few handbags,
but there is a case there to be answered for with regard to him are
being fortunate. There was provocation. He then scored the
second goal. And it was a good goal. He got himself into a good position
before that. He got tied up and put it wide but this time, he opened
himself up and was confident. Chesterfield started strongly.
Particularly in the first 15 minutes especially not lucky to get
a goal after nine minutes. It was a period where they start the game
very well. Simon Forder, given offside. They can consider
themselves unlucky at that stage of the game. Swindon's game-plan in
the first half was clear. They were getting a lot of joy down the left
between Holmes. He almost forced an own goal, didn't he? Yes, in the
first few minutes, Swindon came back into it. For half-an-hour,
they were the side in the ascendancy. That chance came in
that period. It was a deflection. They managed to get the ball. They
managed to scramble ball wide somehow but you do so only the best
player in the first half. We have got to stop him playing, they
thought. Chesterfield start the second half strongly but this time
they have something to show for it falls up that was the difference.
It puts an extra yard. That's what they did. They started the second
half well but continued it for the majority of the second half and
then to allow Swindon back in the game. Chesterfield can't dwell on
this victory for too long because there is more serious long-term
concerns around the corner. Yes, they are seven points from safety.
They have a local derby. A huge game. They have won a game of
football, which is fantastic. A brilliant occasion for everybody.
Ultimately, they have to stay in this division and they have got
bigger fish to fry from here. Swindon, the situation is entirely
different. How much of a setback is this? It isn't. It's not a setback
because they are looking to get out of their division which you will
imagine they will do. Banks will company today. There's more on the
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