While the lions share of attention last weekend in England focused on the final day of the Premier League season, down in League Two a chapter of football folklore was coming to an end as Chesterfield’s famous home ground, Saltergate, witnessed it’s last match in it’s historic 139 year history.
The rusty, rickety stadium – one of the oldest football ground in professional football anywhere in the world – got a send off to be proud of courtesy of a dramatic 2-1 win over Bournemouth. With the scores level at 1-all in the fifth minute of injury time, home midfielder Derek Niven drilled home a low winner which, despite the contest not being over, sparked a mass pitch invasion by the home faithful.
Most of the pitch invaders raced onto the pitch from the Kop end behind the goal. However amateur footage also recorded one sneaky wheelchair-bound supporter caught wheeling himself on the turf to the joy of his fellow supporters.
After managing to get himself several yards into the pitch, the wheelchaired fan was comically chased down by his minder. In turn, the minder then became the spoilsport as he whizzed the fan off the turf before being filmed cuffing the mischievous fan round the back of the head.
The brilliant amateur footage can be seen here.