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REPORT: Spireites Exit FA Youth Cup

15 December 2017

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The youth team exited the FA Youth Cup this evening following a 2-0 defeat away at Swansea City.

A goal in either half from Oliver Cooper and Shaquille Wynter-Coles settled the tie and sees the Swans progress into round four.

Miguel Llera’s side gave a spirited performance, but were unable to convert any of the few chances that they created.

The first shot of the game came for the hosts, when O.Cooper received a pass in field, he took a touch before shooting well wide of Brad Jones' goal

Four minutes later, a ball over the Town defence saw Mason Jones-Thomas latch on to it, Jones came out to narrow the angle, before the winger lobbed the ball over the ‘keeper but fortunately it ended up over the bar.

The hosts best chance came moments later, when Jones-Thomas got past Matthew Feurtado on the right, he crossed to Matthew Roberts who side-footed over from close range.

Swansea continued to press and there persistence eventually paid off in the 32nd minute, when a pass from midfield wasn’t dealt with by Feurtado, Jones-Thomas got onto the ball took a touch before squaring to O.Cooper, who made no mistake from close range.

Chesterfield were unable to muster any clear cut chances after that and the hosts went into the interval deservedly in front.

Despite a bright start to the second half by the Spireites it was the hosts who had the first chance, when Brandon Cooper headed over after a corner on the Swans right.

The Spireites then had their first real chance of the game when Charlie Wakefield floated a free kick into the area, Luke Rawson beat his man before heading wide of Alex Lang’s goal.

Ten minutes later, good play from Aaron Sennett-Neilson saw him beat Rhydian Williams on the left flank, he then found Ify Ofoegbu unmarked in the area, who was only denied an equaliser by a fine save from Lang.

Jones was then called into action twice inside a minute, firstly denying Jones-Thomas after the winger found space inside the penalty area and then a fine one-handed save from the resulting corner to deny Kees De Boer.

Swansea would then seal their place in round four, when with two minutes remaining substitute Marc Walsh squared to fellow substitute Shaquille Wynter-Coles, who beat Jones from six-yards out.

Swansea: Lang, Williams, Lewis (Walsh 46'), Price, Cabango, B.Cooper (C), Jones-Thomas, Berry (De Boer 63'), Roberts (Wynter-Coles 78'), O. Cooper, Balke.

Subs not used: Sheppard (gk), Gudjohnsen.

Chesterfield: Jones, Howard, Feutardo, Render, Sharman, Holmes, Sennett-Neilson (Smith 74'), Ofoegbu, Rawson (Gibson 80'), Wakefield (C), Walker (Amantchi 58').

Subs not used: Marris (gk), Emery.

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