David Fell’s brings us up to date with the youth team!
Chesterfield U18s v Notts County U18s
A misty, damp morning at St. George’s Park Graves in Sheffield.
Mahzi Simmons, Owen Betts, Stern Irvine, Tyreece Kennedy-Williams
Corey Bucalossi, Oscar Ramirez (c), Charlie Wilde
Kieron Cummings, Tyreace Palmer, Leo Marshall
Max Culverwell, Rasharn Altaf, Sneddon, Cameron Smith, Coden Duncan
An early chance for Leo Marshall after good work from Tyreace Palmer which was tipped around the post. A couple of minutes later it was Chesterfield’s turn to have a shot on goal but it was competently saved by Tiernan Brooks.
‘End to end’ play followed but both defences dealt with all that was thrown at them.
After about 30 minutes Kieron Cummings cut in from the right wing and fired in a good shot which beat the ‘keeper but came back out off the far post. That chance saw Chesterfield step it up and were the better team for the final fifteen minutes of the first half but they couldn’t breech the determined Notts defence.
HT Chesterfield 0-0 Notts
(Just after half-time, a game going on behind the fence I was leaning on burst into an ugly scene as most of the players from both teams were involved in a massive fight with punches and kicks flying in all over the place – the referee had no chance to capture all the culprits so eventually, after sending off at least one player, he was forced to abandon the game.)
Back to the U18s game and it was Chesterfield that had most of the early part of the second half but Owen Betts and Tiernan Brooks were outstanding in the Notts defence as they stood firm.
On the hour good work from Tyreece Kennedy-Williams down the left wing resulted in Leo Marshall hitting a good shot that was saved by the ‘keeper.
FT Chesterfield 0-0 Notts County
A good battling performance by the young ‘Pies who are becoming a difficult team to beat with their second consecutive 0-0 draw but with Kion Etete once again on first team duty goalscoring is becoming a problem.