Youth Team suffer defeat to Chesterfield at Welfare Park.
Pools Youth Team fell to defeat against a strong Chesterfield outfit in their Youth Alliance League game at Blackhall on Saturday lunchtime.
John Hewitson’s youngsters made a slow start to the game and were forced in to plenty of defending in the opening stages as The Spireites got on the front foot.
The visitors got their breakthrough when a free-kick was headed home inside the area, with the referee allowing the goal despite his assistant suggesting there had been a push on defender Brad Varga.
Callam Wood could have brought Pools level when he combined well with Jack Blackford but he failed to convert after going through one-on-one with the keeper.
Pools had their keeper James Dawson to thank for keeping the score at 1-0 when made a brilliant save from a Chesterfield penalty after Fraser Briggs brought down his man in the box.
The away side did double their lead early in the second half though, when Pools failed to defend a corner properly and it was fired in to the net from just inside the area.
Pools pressed looking for a leveller but couldn’t find a way through despite chances being created for Wood, Jordan Jewson, Dylan Armstrong and Tom Mitchinson.
“It was a disappointing performance overall,” admitted Hewitson afterwards.
“There were a few individual displays which were good but as a team we just didn’t get things right and paid the price for that.”
Full Time: Pools 0 Chesterfield 2
Pools: Dawson, Carr, Cunningham, Varga, Howes, Jewson, Briggs, Skidmore (Mitchinson 50), Blackford, Elliott (Armstrong 50), Wood.
Barber.Subs not used: