Goals from Harrison Beeden, Ross McParland and Kian Tansley ensured the Blues maintained their 100% record in the Spring Cup with a 3-1 win against Stapleford Town U21s, in game played at Staveley MW’s ground on Friday evening.
Manager Neil Cluxton made four changes from the previous week, with Adam Blakeley (the ex-Grimsby Town scholar), Abdul Barre, Kallan Murphy and Beeden replacing Jacob Barrass, Archie White, George Wilkinson and Ethan Kenny.
Chesterfield’s young guns started off brightly, with shots from Barre and Brandon Bradbury just going over the Stapleford bar. On 33 minutes a sublime pass from captain Callum Brook in his own half found McParland in the area, who controlled well but shot wide.
A minute later a Kian Tansley strike forced the Stapleford keeper into into a save, but shortly afterwards the opposition took the lead, with a low hard shot in the area which went under a Chesterfield defender. However, Beedon restored parity, when he lashed the ball into the net, following a fine cross by Louis Czerwak on the stroke of half-time.
The game turned on its head in a five-minute spell in the second-half, following a surging run by Murphy, who crossed for McParland to bundle the ball into the goal. Chesterfield further increased their lead, in the 54thminute with a fine header from the impressive midfielder Tansley.
Dylan Wharton made a superb save low down to his right, late in the game, to maintain Chesterfield’s lead.
Overall, a sound performance from the U21s, who remain unbeaten after two games.
Chesterfield: Wharton, Blakeley (Wilkinson 77), Barre (White 58), Brook ©, Beeden, Whelan, Bradbury, Tansley (Charlesworth 69), Murphy (Moss 69), Czerwak (Finneran 77), McParland.
Unused Substitute: Preston
CFC Goals: Beeden 45, McParland 49, Tansley 54
STFC Goals: 38