Cup run for young Spireites

Cup run for young Spireites

Our U17s have made it all the way to the National League U19 Alliance League Cup semi-final!

That means of course that the U17 players are one step away from playing for the chance to win silverware at U19-level.

After four brilliant games from the young Spireites, only Gateshead stand between the team and a cup final.

So, how did the Spireites get there?

Round 2

Following a bye in Round 1, the young Spireites were thrown straight into the mix, beginning their exciting cup run against Boldmere St Michaels. Currently placed sixth out of 12 in their division, Boldmere was a tough first test, but the team was up to the test.

A hat-trick from Torres, alongside goals from Cook, Simpson and White saw the Spireites come away with a comfortable 6-2 away victory in the first round.

Up next? Long Eaton United.

Round 3

Third in Division H. Firing in goals for fun. Battling for top two in the table. Long Eaton were not an easy opponent.

However, the young Spireites were not ones to turn away from a difficult fight.

Braces from Torres and Duhameau, with White, Mawer and Watson chipping in with goals, the youngsters defeated Long Eaton 7-1. A monstrous scoreline for the U17s.

Chesterfield would draw Kidderminster Harriers next.

Round 4

Kidderminster. In Division G with Boldmere, but two places and two points above.

None of these games were easy. The Spireites would not back down, though. Ruthless. Fearless. Talented.

The Spireites needed to be all those things if they were to make it further in the competition.

And with a 4-0 win away to Kidderminster, it was clear that the team were all those things.

Another Torres goal, a running theme in the cup, got the side going, as Mawer and Cook added to the score before an own goal rubbed salt into the Kidderminster wounds.

Quarter-finals

Table toppers Altrincham were up next – Chesterfield’s toughest test yet.

Division H leaders with 48 points from a possible 60 and 76 goals scored. A scary prospect.

The game between Altrincham and Chesterfield was a tightly contested affair.

A goal from Watson meant the Spireites edged the first half, taking the lead in a game that could go either way.

Torres added a second to take control of the tie, with Altrincham only managing to score a consolation goal late on.

Just like that, one game stood between Chesterfield and a cup final.

Semi-final 

On Wednesday, the young Spireites battle it out with Gateshead FC, who sit top of Division I, for a spot in the final of the National League U19 Alliance League Cup.

Head down to Staveley Miners Welfare FC for a 12pm kick-off to support your young Spireites and see them attempt to book their place in a cup final.

A chance at silverware. A statement from the Chesterfield academy. It’s all to play for.