Allen pleased with pre-season opening performance

The Spireites began their pre-season friendly schedule with a comfortable win over Sheffield FC.

Thursday, 12th July 2018, 12:47 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:07 pm
Chesterfield Fc 1st training session 2018 - 19 season.
Chesterfield Fc 1st training session 2018 - 19 season.

A Joe Rowley brace, added to goals from Charlie Carter, Curtis Weston and Gozie Ugwu gave Town a 5-1 victory in Dronfield.

Martin Allen was pleased with the afternoon’s events, particularly in testing conditions.

“We created a lot of chances, we kept possession well, moved the ball around the pitch in extreme heat,” he said.

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“It was very difficult for both teams.

“They played well as well, to be fair to Sheffield FC, they played good football so it made for a good game.

“It was played in the right spirit and we had a lot of our supporters there, which was nice to see.

“We haven’t picked up what I would call any injuries, we’ve got a few niggles that hopefully won’t keep players out of training this week.”