Chesterfield manager Martin Allen appeared dumbfounded when a journalist informed him of the records created by his team’s bizarre recent run of form.
Speaking to the club’s online channel Spireites Digital, Allen learns of the strange paradox thrown up by their run of eight consecutive draws in the National League.
The curious case of Chesterfield (continued):
Now 18 League matches without a win, equalling the club record.
Now drawn 8 consecutive League matches, equalling the club record.
Unbeaten in last 11 matches in all comps, best run for 12 years.
— Jonny Blain (@jonoblain) November 25, 2018
When it’s put to him that their club-record-equalling run of 18 league matches without a win has coincided with their longest unbeaten stretch in all competitions for 12 years, he says:
Is it? What is it?
The weird statistics are then repeated, prompting Allen to lean back in his chair with his hands behind his head and say “oh, blimey”.
It got even stranger last night as Zavon Hines’s last-minute penalty ensured a 1-1 draw at home to Bromley.
This means they have now drawn nine consecutive league games, matching a record for the top five divisions that was set by Woking in 2003.
They lie 21st in the Conference Premier having now broken their club record for most league games without a win.