Chesterfield Jnr Blues u9s 0
Wirksworth Colts u9s Wanderers 1
Newly-formed Wirksworth Colts u9s Wanderers took the game to Chesterfield straight from the off.
Fierce tackling by Dan Charlton in the midfield allowed Liam Bednall to escape down the left.
His ball into the box was forced home by Sam Roberts to give Wirksworth an early lead. This brought Chesterfield to life and Lewis Potts, alongside captain Josh Henshaw, had to be alert to the dangerous Chesterfield forwards.
James Colebourne made several fine saves in goal and a wonderfully-timed last ditch sliding tackle from Potts, when an equaliser looked almost certain, allowed Henshaw to calmly clear the danger.
The tight nature of the game didn’t allow Colts to get their passing game going and they had to dig deep to keep their lead at half-time.
Colts had to endure a Chesterfield onslaught in the second half but always looked dangerous on the break. Tom Wain was outstanding on the left and Harrison Surgey saw his full-blooded effort well blocked by a Chesterfield defender. Wirksworth rode their luck at times but must be commended for their dogged defensive display against a very strong Chesterfield outfit.