Spireites academy – weekly round-up

Spireites academy – weekly round-up

With so many academy games happening during the week, it can be difficult to keep track of how well the teams are doing.

This article provides an easy rundown of the results for you to follow and keep track of all the Chesterfield teams.

U7s

The U7s’ display was one to be proud of. Following a slow start, the youngsters managed to pick up momentum and belief to turn things around.

Chesterfield took Tansley all the way to penalties in the NDFYL cup and had a successful day all round.

U9s

Chesterfield U9s took part in a goal-fest as they travelled to Doncaster to take on Yorkshire RTC.

The coach was quick to express how proud he was of his young Spireites: “It was our best performance yet.

“The energy was top-notch. The desire to win the ball back and the desire to just get the ball down and play some good football was fantastic to watch.

“There was so much confidence and energy. I really enjoyed the game.”

U10s

The U10s had a day to forget, with a below-average performance against Yorkshire RFT Blues in the JPL.

U11s

Chesterfield U11s took on Yorkshire Elite with a player short and atrocious condition, lending themselves to a learning experience.

The young Spireites battled hard in a tough match-up, putting their training into practice and gaining lots of experience for next week.

U13s

Game One

Chesterfield Yorkshire U13s impressed in their JPL home fixture, welcoming Scarborough Athletic before unleashing eight unanswered goals to walk away with a brilliant victory.

Monnelly-Neves and Preskey bagged a goal apiece before braces from Oswald and Meehan all but ended the tie. 

Chapman and Barton joined the Chesterfield party to make the final score 8-0 and take home a convincing win.

The coach had his say on the side’s performance: “It was a good performance from the team – we dominated.

“We defended with intensity and energy when we lost the balls and worked hard to get the ball back.

“After weeks of good performances, we finally got a result to match.

“I’m extremely proud of the players and I’m happy they got a deserved result to match the football they’ve been playing recently.”

Game Two

Pagnet Rangers fell to a 5-1 defeat as Chesterfield U13s impressed on Saturday.

Russel and Matthews opened the scoring, with Charles and Hall following suit, creating some light in between the two sides before the half-time whistle blew.

Davies added the fifth early in the second half, but Chesterfield were pegged back as the clock ticked down.

The display was a massive improvement on the reverse fixture – a 4-4 draw.

Dominant. Relentless. Much improved.

U14s

Chesterfield Yorkshire U14s took on Yorkshire RTC in the JPL, dominating in a brilliant second half against a resilient opponent.

The score was only 1-0 at half-time, with Flude giving Chesterfield the lead.

Cheeseman saved an early second-half Yorkshire penalty, only to be disappointed as the striker poked home the rebound. The goalkeeper’s save from 12 yards did win him the MOTM award, though. 

Flude turned on the style in the second half, racking up another three goals to cut the chances of any Yorkshire comeback.

Stringer, Burley and Sheppard added to the scoreline with three outrageous strikes and helped to see out a comfortable 8-0 victory for the Spireites.

U15s

A single McGawn goal sealed a Chesterfield U15s victory against Guiseley in the JPL.

McGawn opened the scoring after 22 minutes, with Aitken grabbing the assist. Despite a strong performance from the opposition, Guiseley were unable to break through the Chesterfield defence.

The young Spireites stuck together, dominating in midfield and maintaining an unlockable backline.

Briscoe earned himself the MOTM award following a standout performance against tough opposition.

U19s

Chesterfield U19s won an all-important top-of-the-table fight against Grantham Town to close the gap of the league leaders, edging the game 3-2.

Grantham Town, who sat three points clear of the Spireites, came into the game looking for their sixth win in six games.

It was Chesterfield who came out the blocks the stronger of the two sides, however.

Duhameau broke the offside track to slot home the opener inside 15 minutes. 

Eight minutes later, following a delightful cross from Cook, Duhameau poked home to grab his brace, doubling Chesterfield’s lead.

Chesterfield seemed to be in control as the half-time whistle blew, but Grantham were quick to give themselves a lifeline with a goal 10 minutes into the second half.

With the title in their sights, Torres added a third after latching onto a through ball and smashing home.

Grantham’s late goal was not enough to keep Chesterfield from bagging all three points in an exciting title race, meaning the Blues are now level on points with the league leaders, with only a superior goal difference to aim for.