Port Vale host fellow strugglers Chesterfield on Friday in what could be Neil Aspin’s biggest game in his managerial career. But, what happened the last time these two sides met?
The last time these two sides clashed came into the third game of the 2017/18 League Two campaign where The Spireites came out as 2-0 winners.
First-half goals from Kristian Dennis and Jordan Sinnott allowed Gary Caldwell’s men his first victory in managing Chesterfield as the rose out of the relegation places.
The Valiants looked the better team towards the end of the second-half, with Anthony de Freitas and Marcus Harness both seeing their respected chances going close. Michael Brown’s team had won one and lost one going into this tie, and was hoping to get a positive result at the Proact Stadium.
Tom Pope was next to go close, as ‘keeper Tommy Lee made a dramatic save on the line to give Chesterfield all three points.
When the two met at Vale Park the last time, Vale were victorious courtesy of a 61st minute strike from Jerome Thomas. Although, there has been some interesting encounters in the past. During 1932, The Valiants won 9-1 in Division Two and 7-1 in 1960.
More recently, The Valiants were 5-0 winners in 2010 thanks to a hat-trick from Marc Richards and goals from Rob Taylor and Craig Davies as Vale secured all three points in League Two.