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Youth Team Victors Over Pools

10 November 2014

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The Chesterfield youth team beat Hartlepool United 2-0 on Saturday with Lawrence Maguire - younger brother of Hull City defender Harry – scoring both goals.

Manager Mark Smith was pleased with the performance and the progression of Maguire, who also captains the side.

He said: “The lads did well, it really should have been more than two but we’ll take two and a clean sheet. It’s a place we’ve come to before and struggled but I thought we were comfortable. We played well in little pockets and then dug in when we had to.

“Making sure we didn’t concede was important to us and you could see that with ten minutes left people were encouraging each other and making demands on them to stop them scoring.”

Centre back Maguire was a threat to Hartlepool throughout, which pleased Smith.

“I thought Lawrence did well on Saturday. We talk about things with him, have reviews with him every six weeks and one of the things with Lawrence is that he’s effective in our box and he’ll get his head on things to clear it but he’s not as effective in the opposition’s box where he should be.

“He scored two on Saturday, the first one was a header and the second was a volley from the second ball. It got half cleared and he turned and hooked it into the bottom corner - He’s capable of doing that, Lawrence. 

"We know what he’s capable of and the pleasing thing for me is that he was effective in both areas.”

The next match was due to be against Bradford City's youth team but that now looks likely to be called off due to cup commitments.

Smith said:  “We’re trying to get a date for the cup game and so if our game was called off it would give us more time to prepare, what with it being a big game.”


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