CHESTERFIELD TOWN MASTERS 2011
16th July - Stand Road Park
As part of the Friends of Stand Road Park Gala Day the club's second 'Master's event made up from parents, managers and coaches from our individual teams, took place on Saturday 16th July.
After a wet morning matches got under way on time with five teams taking part. As with the previous year, the format was that each of the five teams played the other teams once on a league basis with the top two teams then contesting the final.
The first match saw the battle of our Under 9s teams and with Lee Forester starring Jason Carrs Juniors side beat Steve Sharps side 3-0. Chris Clarkes Under 12s side then played out a 0-0 draw with Chris Tophams Under 10s. Dean Hancocks Under 13s got into the action but found Steve Sharps team too much going down 2-0. Matches after this were all very tight affairs. Players were tiring by the time half of the league games had been completed and there were some cheeky loan signings being made as the same players seemed to be popping up in various teams!
By the end of the group stages incredibly three of the five teams were tied at the top of the table on seven points yet the only unbeaten side Chris Tophams Under 10s were eliminated after drawing all four games and finishing on four points.
With the places in the final being decided on goal difference Steve Sharps side were unlucky to miss out as Jason Carrs team contested the final against Chris Clarkes side.
With the pace in the final slowing and neither side scoring the teams decided to forgo the offer of extra-time and go straight to a penalty shoot out. Here loan signing Steve Hancock was in fine form in goal for Chris Clarkes side who duly completed the win despite Jason Carr lashing home his spot kick to keep his teams hopes alive.
of Friends of Stand Road Park Graham King made the presentation to the
winning captain Mark Rogers of our Under 12s Rowsley League team.