Tuesday 20 September 2011

Spireites defeat started a new era

When Charlton went down 2-5 at home to Chesterfield in 1933, it was the last game of the season and they had already been relegated away at Southampton the previous week.   Perhaps their hearts were not in it in front of the crowd of 5,419.   Malam scored three goals for Chesterfield in the first ten minutes, followed later by a fourth.  Much good that it did them as they were unable to overtake West Ham and were relegated along with the Addicks.

However, it saw the end of the temporary reign of Albert Lindon who reverted to assistant manager having taken over as manager from Alex Macfarlane in December 1932.   In his place came the great Jimmy Seed.

In 1980-81 Charlton beat Chesterfield 1-0 home and away.   Charlton finished 3rd on the same number of points as Burnley and the Spireites were not far behind in 5th place.   8,775 were at the home game with the winning goal scored by Phil Walker.

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