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RESERVES: Spireites Go Top of the League

29 March 2016

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The Spireites second string raced to the top of the league after a resounding 4-0 away win at Scunthorpe United this afternoon.

Early goals from Jake Orrell and Laurence Maguire gave the away side the perfect start and Callum Greaves added to the scoreline before half time.

Striker Rai Simons scored a fourth after the break to rubber stamp a fifth consecutive win for the Spireites' reserve side.

Ritchie Humphreys, who led the side, fed back after a positive afternoon in Lincolnshire: "It was a good result, albeit against a young Scunthorpe side. That said, we only had a handful of pros ourselves so it was a pleasing result.

"To get the clean sheet again was the starting point and to support that with four good goals made it an excellent match from our perspective.

"The players are continuing to do what's asked of them, which is easier said than done, are the progress among the players is what we want to see."

With former top side Notts County having their game with Gateshead postponed today the Spireites' win takes them top of the Final Third Development League (East Division) table, having now played the same number of games as County.

Humphreys says that top of the division is where he wants to be: "Being top is nice, the purpose of our games is always to win them and if that leads to winning leagues than that is what we want.

"The challenge for the lads now is to stay there through the remaining fixtures and if we can then that will be a great achievement."

Chesterfield: Chapman (gk), Hudson, Daly, Humphreys, Marshall, Maguire, Simons, Herd, Greaves, Orrell, Keillor-Dunn

Subs: Parkin (gk), Morrison, Jarrald, Daswell

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