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STUART RIMMER’S LEAGUE GOALS FOR CHESTER
[Stuart Rimmer]Of the 74 League games in which Stuart Rimmer scored to reach 84 goals we only lost 13, and our ace marksman netted against 41 different clubs in the process, nine goals against Preston North End is by far the best aggregate, Gillingham next with five, 45 of the goals came on home soil and 41 of the total were scored in the second half of games.
Goal # Date 1985 Opposition Division 4 Time Description
1
26 January Southend United (H) 26 Ball breaks for the dubutant who runs on to slot cooly home under keeper O’Brien.
2
26 January Southend United (H) 41 Nigel Walker’s volley is saved by O'Brien, Rimmer nets the rebound.
3
26 January Southend United (H) 82 A majestic header into the roof of the net from Lee Dixon’s free kick. A debut hat-trick!
4
23 February
Darlington (H)
38 Paul O’Berg turned the defence on the bye line and pushed the ball across for Stuart to slot home.
5
2 March
Chesterfield (H)
3 An unmarked header from Rory Blease's right wing cross.
6
8 March
Colchester United (A)
31 Paul Blackwell pumped the ball into the box, it deflected off a defender for Stuart to volley home.
7
19 March
Northampton Town (A)
6 Unmarked to fire the ball into the net from Peter Bulmer’s cross.
8
27 March
Alderstot (H)
45 Ricky Greenough’s header caused trouble before Stuart took the ball wide, turned sharply and hit a cracker.
9
27 April
Rochdale (A)
35 Steve Fox’s cross is handled by full back Grant. The spot kick is hammered past keeper Redfearn.
10
1 May
Hereford United (H)
47 Bulmer goes down under a challenge from Chris Price. The penalty is cooly converted.
11
1 May
Hereford United (H)
60 After seeming to offer little threat outside the area, Stuart fires in a glorious shot, Rose has no chance.
12
4 May
Stockport County (H)
75 Fox’s cross is met with a majestic overhead kick into the top left hand corner past keeper Salmon.
13
6 May
Swindon Town (A)
25 Fox’s cross is chested over the line to equalise.
14
11 May
Hartlepool United (H)
41 Andy Holden is pushed in the air. Eddie Blackburn gets both hands to the penalty but it goes in.
15
17 August
Halifax Town (H)
34 Stuart chased a long clearance by John Butcher and cracked a fierce shot past Paddy Roche.
16
26 August
Hartlepool United (H)
79 John Kelly is upended in the box by David Linighan. The penalty is confidently slotted home.
17
31 August
Tranmere Rovers (A)
69 After outpacing Dave Burgess, checking and turning sharly, a superb shot surprises Nigel Adkins.
18
14 September
Torquay United (A)
78 Rimmer cuts in from the right and belts a low 15 yarder past Tony Fowler.
19
14 September
Torquay United (A)
88 Unmarked on the left of the area Stuart draws the keeper and tucks the ball away from 12 yards.
20
21 September
Crewe Alexandra (H)
35 Gary Bennett is pulled down by Steve Davis. No mistake with the penalty at the Kop end.
     
Goals 21-40
  [Compiled by Richard Prince]
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