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Milan Butterfield, centre, was Chesterfield's hero yesterday (File photograph by Tina Jenner)

Bermuda will have double interest in the draw for the first round proper of the Emirates FA Cup tomorrow after Chesterfield and Darlington advanced from the fourth qualifying round.

Milan Butterfield scored his first goals for Chesterfield in a 7-6 penalty shoot-out win away to Stockport County yesterday after a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes, while Justin Donawa was a second-half substitute in Darlington’s 2-0 win at home to Cambridge City.

Butterfield, one of five changes to manager John Pemberton’s starting line-up, netted the equaliser at Edgeley Park with only four minutes remaining in normal time — and then calmly rolled in the winning penalty as the shoot-out advanced to epic proportions.

Chesterfield assistant manager John Dungworth was fulsome in his praise of Butterfield’s performance — a high-water mark at the Vanarama National League club for the 22-year-old Bermuda midfielder since his summer move from Kidderminster Harriers.

“Milan has been doing really well in training,” he told the club’s official website. “He earned the right to start in the game. Tactically, he has done really well.

“We are all pleased that he’s got the winning penalty and scored the equaliser.”

Dungworth added: “I thought we played really well, and the organisation was really good. If we had not got something out of the game, it would have been a travesty.

“I thought everybody played their part, it was a great team performance and tactically the gaffer got it spot-on.

“The only thing missing today is the supporters.”

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Published October 25, 2020 at 4:20 pm (Updated October 26, 2020 at 1:16 am)

Butterfield shoots Chesterfield into FA Cup first round

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