Chesterfield: Striker joins elite group of players after Wembley goal

Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final 2014 between Chesterfield and Peterborough at Wembley Stadium. Chesterfield player Eoin Doyle in action during the second half
Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final 2014 between Chesterfield and Peterborough at Wembley Stadium. Chesterfield player Eoin Doyle in action during the second half
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Eoin Doyle added his name to the Chesterfield roll of honour on Sunday when he became the club’s fourth player to score at Wembley.

His 53rd minute swivel and strike meant he joined a prestigious group of players who have netted at the national stadium for the Spireites.

Tony Lormor bagged the first in a memorable play-off success over Bury in 1995 in a game which also saw Phil Robinson add his name to the list.

Craig Westcarr added to an earlier own goal in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy win of 2012 as Chesterfield ran out 2-0 winners over Swindon Town.

And in front of 35,663 at Wembley, and millions watching at home, Doyle swept in to give the Spireites a glimmer of hope against Peterborough United.

The Posh, however, had other ideas and a Britt Assombalonga’s penalty added to first half goals from Josh McQuoid and Shaun Brisley to secure the trophy.

Doyle said: “It bounced nicely and luckily for me it went in. A lot of credit must go to Sam Morsy.

“He got into an area he doesn’t normally get into and managed to create the goal.

“I thought we might have had a chance to get level but it wasn’t to be.

“All the lads can hold their heads up high. We created plenty of chances but it wasn’t to be.”

Doyle was adamant a penalty should have been awarded early on when he went to ground under the challenge of Brisley.