The Spireites made a great start in the U21 Spring Cup, in a game played on Friday evening at the superb Inkersall Road Stadium, the home of Staveley Miners Welfare.
Neil Cluxton’s young Blues defeated their Eastwood Community FC counterparts 4-0. In a keenly fought contest, Chesterfield raced to a 3-0 half-time lead, with strikes from the hard working Kian Tansley, a fine individual goal from Louis Czerewak and the ex-Rotherham United scholar Ethan Kenny.
The side was supplemented by first-year pro Dylan Wharton in goal, the return of midfielder Brandon Bradbury and 19-year-old forward trialist Ross McParland, son of Ian, the ex-Notts County striker. McParland was able to round off a pleasing night for himself, with a goal early in the second-half.
Chesterfield’s defence, which featured a back three of George Wilkinson, Leigh Whelan and the commanding Callum Brook, looked solid throughout the game.
Looking to the future, U16s player Archie White had a solid game on the left and fellow U16s player Keane Derby and Brad Mawer both came on to give fresh legs up front in the second-half.
Chesterfield: Wharton (Preston 60), Barrass, White (Barre 60), Brook ©, Wilkinson, Whelan (Papworth 54), Bradbury (Charlesworth 60), Tansley, McParland (Mawer 65), Kenny (Derby 65), Czerwak (Kenny 81).
Goals: Tansley 16, Czerwak 37, Kenny 39, McParland 54.
Booked: McParland 62.