It’s 19 years to the day that Chesterfield were involved in one of the most dramatic and controversial FA Cup semi-finals of all time.
The Spireites took on Middlesbrough at Old Trafford and had it not been for a decision to wrongly disallow a goal, would probably have reached the final to play Chelsea at Wembley.
Jonathan Howard’s shot appeared to cross the line after hitting the bar, and would have put Chesterfield 3-1 up against the 10 men from the Premier League club.
Vladimir Kinder was sent off for two first half yellow cards, handing Division Two Chesterfield a man advantage.
Andy Morris scored the game’s first goal on 54 minutes, and then won a penalty on the hour mark that Sean Dyche put away with aplomb.
But Fabrizio Ravanelli pulled one back four minutes later, and on 70 minutes, shortly after Chesterfield had a good goal ruled out, Craig Hignett equalised from the spot.
In extra-time Middlesbrough thought they had won it through Gianluca Festa, but with just one minute remaining in the game, Jamie Hewitt, the only Chesterfield- born player in the Spireites line-up, scored to secure a replay at Hillsborough.
Chesterfield would go on to lose that game 3-0.