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STUART RIMMER’S LEAGUE GOALS FOR CHESTER
Goal # Date 1985 Opposition Division 4 Time Description
21
2 October Mansfield Town (H) 42 Wakeley Gage is shoved in a crowded box. Kevin Hitchcock can’t reach the spot kick.
22
5 October Burnley (H) 15 Gage disposseses Kevin Herd, releases Stuart who has time to turn and plant the ball home.
23
12 October Preston North End (A) 31 Milton Graham jinks his way down the left, crosses low, no mistake from close range.
24
12 October
Preston North End (A)
44 Graham again did the hard work and there was Rimmer to slot home.
25
12 October
Preston North End (A)
45 Stuart darts past two defenders almost from the restart and slips a shot past John Platt, a first half hat trick.
26
12 October
Preston North End (A)
86 Greenough is impeded by Bob Atkins. A twice taken penalty for City’s sixth goal. Who will ever forget Stuart's 21st birthday?
27
2 November
Aldershot (H)
49 Keeper Coles saves, Bennett goes for the rebound and is pushed by Mark Morris. A Sealand Road penalty.
28
6 November
Colchester United (H)
55 John Kelly runs wide, jinks inside the area, and with the keeper committed crosses for a diving header.
29
6 November
Colchester United (H)
70 Stuart Houston turns to back pass to his keeper but Stuart slides it into the net.
30
23 November
Orient (H)
61 Graham Abel splits the defence with the lob, the ball bounces for Stuart who shoots past keeper Peter Wells only to be felled accidentally in the process. Serious knee ligament injury.
         
Goal # Date 1986 Opposition Division 3 Time Description
31
18 October
Mansfield Town (H)
21 Milton Graham weaved his way into the box before succumbing to the outstretched leg of George Foster, a penalty for Stuart converted much to the delight and relief of all City fans.
32
21 October
York City (A)
24 David McAughtrie stopped Kelly’s cross with a hand. Rimmer slots home his second successive penalty.

Goal # Date 1987 Opposition Division 3 Time Description
33
14 February
Gillingam (A)
14 Rimmer races through a static defence to apply the perfect finish following Derek Fazackerley's long through ball.
34
21 February
Darlington (H)
31 From Greenough's cross Stuart’s first effort hits a defender but he follows up to net from six yards.
35
14 March
Mansfield Town (A)
8 Greenough robbed Keith Cassells and his centre was put sharpely away in a crowded goalmouth.
36
21 March
Newport County (H)
78 Brian Croft took Barrow’s lobbed pass, committed Gary Plumley in goal and slipped the ball across for Rimmer to put into an empty net.
37
1 April
Swindon Town (H)
57 Peter Houghton forced the ball to Stuart who turned well and drove in a fierce left foot shot that Fraser Digby could only palm into the net.
38
18 April
Notts County (A)
65 Quick thinking by Croft sent Rimmer away on the sort of run that he relishes and the striker turned superbly under pressure and firec home.
39
20 April
Wigan Athletic (H)
15 From Barrow’s pass despite an acute angle Stuart threads the ball inside the right hand post.
40
25 April
Chesterfield (A)
12 Butcher’s massive clearance is turned on to Rimmer to crash a first timer past Jim Brown.
     
Goals 1-20 Goals 41-63
  [Compiled by Richard Prince]

 

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