'˜Great chance of progressing' - Spireites fans react to FA Cup draw against Wycombe Wanderers

Chesterfield's reward for their 2-1 win at Colchester in the FA Cup on Saturday is a second round draw against another League Two side '“ this time at home.

Tuesday, 8th November 2016, 3:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:04 pm
Picture by Lawrence Smith/AHPIX.com. Football, Emirates FA Cup; FA Cup; Emirates Colchester United v Chesterfield FC; 05/11/2016 KO 1500; Weston Homes Community Stadium; copyright picture;Howard Roe/AHPIX.com Chesterfield goalscorer Ched Evans is congratulated on his winning goal by fellow goalscorer Jay Oâ¬"Shea

The Spireites will entertain Wycombe Wanderers, a side struggling in the division below them, on the weekend of 3rd December.

Goals from Ched Evans and Jay O’Shea saw Town progress at the expense of the U’s, bringing to an end a run of nine games without victory.

O’Shea’s strike was also Chesterfield’s first goal since 4th October.

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Burly Wycombe striker Adebayo Akinfenwa got the winner as Wanderers knocked out former Spireites boss Paul Cook and his Portsmouth side on Saturday.

Wycombe haven’t won in Chesterfield since 2008.

They knocked Town out of the FA Cup in 1998, in the first round.

Reacting to the draw on Twitter, Spireites fan Craig Tinsley said: “At least it’s a home draw #winnable.”

Luke Oldfield added: “I’m just glad we’re playing at home for once in a cup.”

Wycombe fan Chris Thorn pondered: “Two Semi Finalists of the past 20yrs meeting in just the 2nd round of the FA Cup, must be a first?”

On Facebook Dave Martin said: “Great chance of progressing, decent draw.”

A delighted Alan Lee commented: “Great, couldn’t have picked a better draw myself.”

And Matthew Freeman hopes the tie goes with previous form: “We have a record of beating them at home and losing to them away, so lets hope we don’t draw and have to play them at their place.”