A moment of cup magic? It was so much more

On Sunday April 13, 1997, Chesterfield FC came within a hairsbreadth of the seemingly unthinkable – a place in the FA Cup final. As Spireites mark the 20th anniversary of that incredible semi-final at Old Trafford, Fiona Stubbs reminisces with local hero Jamie Hewitt.

THE picture says it all… the sheer joy as a born-and-bred Spireite is ‘buried’ by his teammates after a moment of FA Cup magic. Jamie Hewitt’s last-gasp goal against Middlesbrough at Old Trafford sealed a 3-3 thriller, which has gone down in FA Cup history as one of the greatest semi-finals ever…


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