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Spireites Youth Team Keep Run Going

10 September 2014

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The youth team continued their strong start to the season with a 3-0 league away win at Lincoln City.

Tope Fowodu opened the scoring for the Spireites after five minutes, while Lewis Sugden chipped in with two goals of his own from midfield.

Youth team coach Mark Smith was pleased with the performance his side put in.

He said: "It was very very good on Saturday. It was a top of the table clash, even though it is the very early part of the season. I thought we were quite dominant in everything that we did and we've had a couple of nice complements from opposition managers after the game and we got another one on Saturday- it was a good performance and a good result.

Having netted twice for the side during the match, midfielder Lewis Sugden illustrated his positive current development.

Smith said: "Lewis is doing really well at the moment and he's developing a goalscoring side to his midfield play."

With the goalscoring completed, Chesterfield had to weather a late storm after Joe Massey was sent off.

Smith said: "We played the last ten minutes with ten men because we got one player sent off. It wasn't a sending off, but the referee's made the decision so we've had to play on with less men.

"It keeps the run going which is good and we didn't concede again. They were really composed with what they did and we just sat behind the ball with two banks of four and saw the game out, quite comfortably in the end."

While the three goals scored might grab attention, Smith was especially pleased with his defence and another important clean sheet.

He said: "We try and start defending from the front. The front two have got their roles, they switch on really quickly when we lose it. We're nice and composed in midfield and the back four hold a good line so there's not a lot of space when people are playing against us.

"Jake Smith, the goalkeeper's done well the last couple of weeks. He's kept two clean sheets and he's done okay."

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