Two goals from striker Cormac Noel helped Chesterfield record their first win of the new season after a 4-2 win over Lincoln City youth.
Cormac’s goals along with a brilliant strike from defender Jordan slack and a well placed shot from Bradley Bowland helped achieve the victory and come back from a 2-1 half time deficit.
Manager Dave Bentley welcomed Slack back to the squad after being out with a leg injury forcing college star Ross Goodwin to drop to the bench.
Despite having much of the early possession, Lincoln found themselves a goal behind after just 10 minutes. After a good passage of play, midfielder Mark Fereday found the overlapping Slack his first time cross was met by an unmarked Cormac who found the net off the cross bar with a driven shot.
Chesterfield were denied a second just minutes later, with the impressive Slack again finding Cormac unmarked only this time his effort was saved outstandingly by Lincoln goal keeper Ollie Pannell.
The lead was to only last ten minutes. Imps striker Jordan Thomas pounced on a good ball by captain Will Rawdon, Thomas’s clever flick fooled the Chesterfield defence and his placed shot found the net after creeping under the on rushing Cameron Mason.
Thomas caused problems for the Chesterfield defence throughout the first half and nearly scored his second on the half hour mark only to be denied by a great tackle from Jack Broadhead.
As the first half grew older, Lincoln grew more in confidence and found themselves in front going into half time, Thomas again in the thick of it; his drifting cross was met by the unmarked head of Kegan Everington who made no mistake about the finish.
With Bentley’s team talk still ringing in their ears, the Spireites almost scored instantly in the second half, Slack again causing problems for the Imps defence, his cross was fumbled by the outrushing Pannell into the path of Bowland who hit his shot over the bar.
Slack was again involved in the next wave of Chesterfield attack, this time finding the net himself. A clever free kick from Joshua Scully was flicked on by Cormac into the path of Slack deep in the box who powered his shot into the roof of the Lincoln net.
Chesterfield were unlucky not to find themselves in front just moments later again from a free kick, this time Scully opted to goal for goal himself only to see his shot curl just wide.
It didn’t take long until Chesterfield found themselves back in front after another well worked team goal.
Scully’s pin point ball found Fereday in space, his cross was flicked on by the Imps defence into the path of Cormac on the edge of the box, his half volley finding the bottom corner of the goal.
The young Spireites didn’t stop there as they continued to drive forward and extend their lead, and they did so just five minutes later. The ever present Scully capitalised on some poor defending and found Bowland inside the box and beat Pannell with a low shot.
Chesterfield had complete control of the second half, with the home side causing little threat to Mason’s net something that pleased Bentley who now sees his side travel to Notts County on Saturday.
Chesterfield: Mason; Slack, Broadhead, Whittaker (Goodwin 80), Clarke; Fereday, Hewitt, Scully, Brock (Partridge 37), Bowland & Noel.