Droylsden v Chesterfield, 23 December 2008

Score2-1 to Droylsden
RefereeNigel Miller
CompetitionFA Cup 2nd round replay
VenueButchers Arms Ground, Droylsden
Attendance2,824
Despite winning this tie, Droylsden were later disqualified from the competition after they were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player. Chesterfield asked the Football Association to intervene when they discovered that goalscorer Sean Newton should have begun serving a one-match ban on the day of this game. Chesterfield were reinstated and travelled to Ipswich Town in the Third Round. The expulsion brought a duly remarkable end to an extraordinary tie that was extended to four games. The first and third matches were abandoned because of fog and floodlight failure, with a controversial 2-2 draw at Saltergate sandwiched in between. Droylsden had protested when Jack Lester put Chesterfield 2-1 into the lead when he went on to score from a throw-in after the visitors had put the ball out of play for an injured player. The home side then allowed Steve Halford to walk unchallenged into their half to tap the ball in for the equaliser. Bury were expelled from the competition for a similar offence in 2006. In that case, Stephen Turnbull played in Bury's second-round tie against Chester City, who were reinstated and allowed through to the third round where, by a strange coincidence, Ipswich Town were again the opposition.

2 Droylsden

Goals:

Sean Newton 31 G
Sean Newton penalty 55 P

Goals:

Jack Lester 35 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Craig Mawson
Defender Michael Byron
Defender Sean Newton
Midfielder Steven Beck
Midfielder Alex Brown
Midfielder Liam Brownhill
Midfielder Colin Cryan
Midfielder Jamie McGuire
Midfielder Steve Pickford
Forward Carl Lamb
Forward Matthew Tipton

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Tommy Lee
Defender Gregor Robertson
Defender/Centre back Aaron Downes
Defender/Centre back Danny Hall
Defender/Midfielder Paul Harsley
Defender/Midfielder Jamie Lowry
Defender/Midfielder Phil Picken
Midfielder Dan Gray
Midfielder Lloyd Kerry
Midfielder/Forward Jamie Ward
Forward Jack Lester

Substitutions:

Kevin Townson for Matthew Tipton 75

Substitutions:

Darren Currie for Lloyd Kerry 71
Jordan Bowery for Phil Picken 85

Cards:

Cards:

Danny Hall 54 Y
Jack Lester 84 R
Paul Harsley 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kyle Clancy
Defender/Centre back Steve Halford
Midfielder Ashley Burbeary
Midfielder Neil Prince
Midfielder Neil Sorvel
Midfielder Jamie Tandy
Forward Kevin Townson

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Trevor Carson
Defender/Centre back Kevin Austin
Midfielder Ben Algar
Midfielder Darren Currie
Midfielder Jamie Winter
Forward Scott Boden
Forward Jordan Bowery