Chesterfield youth team set for top of the table clash with Bradford City

Chesterfield youth team coach Mark Smith at the training ground.
Chesterfield youth team coach Mark Smith at the training ground.

The top two in the North East Youth Alliance meet on Saturday when Chesterfield take on Bradford City.

Spireites U18s go in to the match in pole position, three points clear of their Bantams counterparts, having played a game more ahead of this weekend’s round of fixtures.

Mark Smith’s Chesterfield side drew 1-1 at home to a lowly Hartlepool United last weekend. But closest rivals Bradford also drew by the same scoreline against Notts County.

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