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Youth Team Defeat Millers

16 February 2015

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The Chesterfield youth team recorded another victory on Saturday as they beat Rotherham United 2-1 thanks to goals from Derek Daly and Tope Fowodu.

Academy manager Gerry Carr was happy with what he saw from his side in the match against the Millers.

“It was a very pleasing performance all round,” said Carr. “We had numerous chances, in the first half especially. In the second half they grew into the game a bit but we still had chances and we fully deserved our win on the day.

“It was a very good performance from some of the lads that you think could progress, and a special mention goes to Myles Wright, the goalkeeper, who made a mistake against Scunthorpe in the last match but was outstanding this week.

“He made three or four fantastic saves in the game when they were needed, but I think if you were to balance out their chances against ours it would be about three to one in our favour."

With games in hand over some teams in the league the Spireites know what they have to do to progress up the table and the next match - a derby game at Mansfield Town - will be an important.

Carr said: “Going into the game on Saturday we had three games in hand on Doncaster and we were only six points behind them so it’s all to play for at this stage and over the next four or five weeks we’ll be trying to get as many positive results as we can and see where we are from there.

“The lads know what to expect on Wednesday. It’s a local derby and we should have beaten Mansfield when we played them in the first game of the season, but we could only draw 1-1 that day. 

"In derbies anything can happen, we've seen that in the FA Youth Cup, so we just keep preparing properly, go there and try to get a positive result.”

Chesterfield team: Wright (gk), Hudson, Holmes, Maguire, Massey, Daly, Walshaw, Coy, Sugden, Fowodu, Beesley.

Subs: Daswell, Marshall.

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