Lester returns to action

Chesterfield v Barnet'Jack Lester celebrates his goal.

Chesterfield v Barnet'Jack Lester celebrates his goal.

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Chesterfield FC striker Jack Lester made a welcome return to competitive action with 45 minutes of football against York City in a practice game played at Bootham Crescent.

After dominating the first-half the Spireites were three up by the break.

Dean Morgan scored two of his trademark goals by sliding the ball into the bottom corner after a quick turn in the box.

In between, Simon Ford firmly headed home Craig Clay’s well flighted corner.

Second-half saw the Spireites eventually make five substitutions which allowed the home side to come into the game much more.

The Minstermen scored with two screamers into the top-corner of the net, one from a free-kick and the other in the last minute of the match as the game ended in a 3-2 win for the Spireites.

Coach Mark Crossley said: “It was all about fitness but the attitude of the players was right and until we brought all the youngsters on we dominated the game.

“It was good to see Jack back in action after breaking his arm nearly three months ago.

“Although we didn’t risk Tommy in goal for the match he did have a solid one hour’s work-out before the match with me and is clearly on the road to a full recovery.”

Meanwhile, the rest of the first team were involved in a hard training session at the Spireites Warminster Road training ground.

Reserves line-up: Fleming, Watkis (Needham 46), Ford (Hazel 75), Downes, Lowry, Randall, Trialist (Wall 60), Darikwa, Clay, Lester (Burrow 46), Morgan (McKenzie 75).