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Youth Team Back in Action Tomorrow

15 March 2019

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The Spireites youth team host Hartlepool United in their next EFL Youth Alliance fixture on Saturday, kick-off 12pm.

The young Spireites have suffered defeats in their last two matches, however, youth coach Darren Molloy believes that Saturday’s match will provide a good opportunity for the team to bounce back.

“The last four games have been two wins in a row and then two defeats,” he said.

“It’s obviously disappointing. We thought we were getting on a good run and we’ve had a bit of a setback which can happen in football.

“The key for tomorrow is to perform as best we can and get back to playing our game.

“We’ve got the full squad, there aren’t any under 15s or 16s involved tomorrow.

“It’ll be the case of the older players making sure they put a good performance in.”

The youth side come up against a Hartlepool team who currently sit in sixth position in the Northeast Division table, and are five points ahead of Chesterfield in the standings.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s clash, Molloy set out how the young Spireites will try and stifle their opponents.

“They are a good footballing side,” explained the youth coach.

“They play a 4-3-3 and like to play it from the back, so they tend to be quite technically good.

“It’ll be a case of trying to disrupt them and making it difficult for them.

“When we get the ball we need to dominate as much as we can.”

The under 18s didn’t have a fixture last weekend, and Molloy outlined what they have been working on during the two-week break, by stating: “A lot of it from the previous game was defensive errors, so we’ve worked on the defensive side of things.

“We’ve been continuing to work on our style of play because it’s still new to the players.”


The fixture takes place at the following venue:  

St George's Park, Sheffield Graves 

Bochum Parkway 


S8 8JR 

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