Cup on parade

Chesterfield FC will be sharing their League Two title trophy with fans during their pre-season clash with Sheffield FC.
Chesterfield FC will be sharing their League Two title trophy with fans during their pre-season clash with Sheffield FC.
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Spireite fans are being given a chance to be photographed with the Sky Bet League Two trophy at a pre-season friendly.

The trophy will make an appearance when a Chesterfield XI take on the world’s first football club, Sheffield FC, at their Coach & Horses ground, in Dronfield on Tuesday, July 15.

Anyone who wants to be photographed with the trophy can do so in return for a donation to the hosts.

Spireites director Ashley Carson, who will take the trophy to the match, said: “We thought it would be nice to give fans a chance to be photographed with the trophy while raising some money for Sheffield FC in the process.”

Dronfield-based Sheffield FC’s pre-season preparations are starting to take shape with some interesting opponents in the pipeline and more still to come.

Mick Wadsworth’s new charges will be up against some teams The World’s First have never faced before, along with some old historic rivalries reignited including the World’s Oldest rivalry with Derby.

Along with the familiar local opponents of Chesterfield and Sheffield Wednesday, the club will also be playing host to Austrian side ASK-PSV Salzburg and 1875 FA Cup Winners Royal Engineers – a team Sheffield last played in the FA Cup Third Round way back in 1877 with The Sappers running out 1-0 winners.

Sheffield FC’s rich history and its location in north Derbyshire will provide a perfect setting for the Spireites to parade their well-earned Sky Bet League Two trophy as League One football awaits during the 2014/2015 season.