Droylsden and Chesterfield - two names some fans will never be able to forget, after the titanic battles the teams have fought in this season's FA Cup competition. The tie was settled at the fourth attempt on Wednesday with the non-League outfit winning 2-1, but now, they may play one more time
FOR OLD TIME'S SAKE.
Spireites boss Lee Richardson phoned his Droylsden opposite number, Dave 'Alco' Pace, yesterday to wish him a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and the two were surprised to find that they shared a mutual respect and fondness for each other that transcended all the rivalry they had experienced during their intense footballing struggles.
It was Pace who suggested another rematch:
"I said to Lee that it would be a shame to leave it like that, for the tie to be decided on just one game, the odd goal in three - it just seemed ever so trivial, so picky."
Richardson agreed, saying:
"We're going to meet up again soon just for old time's sake. It will be lovely to see Dave and all the Droylsden lads once more, so soon after our exciting FA Cup marathon. We always enjoy playing the Bloods, and I'm jolly well sure they feel the same!"