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Hazel Inspires Reserve Comeback

11 December 2012

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Chesterfield's reserve team had to come back from 2-0 down to claim a point away at Gateshead last night.

The Spireites drew by the same scoreline in their last game against Grimsby.

Chesterfield sent a young side up to the North-East, including first year pro's Jack Waddle, Jonathan Wafula and Jacob Hazel.

The hosts started the brighter of the two teams and forced goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell into a saved as early as the first minute.

Town responded well though and both Cormack Noel and Jacob Hazel had opportunities to open the scoring.

However, it was Gateshead who struck first. Just after the 30 minute mark the Heed capitalised on a chance in front of goal to hammer themselves into the lead. A lead that remained intact until the break. 

In the early exchanges of the second half Hazel almost drew the Spireites level. He latched onto a pass from Alex Hewitt but was denied by the goalkeeper.

That missed opportunity proved to be costly, as the home side doubled their advantage just minutes later with another well taken goal.

John Dungworth made a couple of changes in order to find a way back into the match, with Mark Fereday and Tim Whittaker being introduced in place of Cormac Noel and Alex Hewitt.

The substituions appeared to do the trick as Jacob Hazel immediately clawed a goal back. The striker raced onto a through ball and rounded the 'keeper to leave him with the simplest of finishes.

With just 10 minutes remaining in the match the comeback was complete. Josh Scully put Hazel clean through on goal and the striker expertly lifted the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

The Spireites pilled the pressure on the hosts in the final stages with Hazel, Waddle and Whittaker all going close. However, Gateshead hung on to take a share of the spoils.

CFC: O'Donnell; Wafula, Broadhead, Trialist, Waddle; Hewitt, Scully, Trialist; Trialist, Noel, Hazel.

Subs: Barrington, Edridge, Fereday, Whittaker. 

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