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Season 2011-12
Chesterfield (a) Friendly

Date: Tuesday 20th September 2011, 1pm

 B2net Stadium

sunshine & showers

Admission: free

Chesterfield Res

Newcastle Res

  1 - 1




11 mins Boden header 0-1

33 mins
Moyo shot 1-1

Half time: Spireites 1 Magpies 1

Full time: Spireites 1 Magpies 1

We said

Coach Peter Beardsley told the official website:

"It was a good game - they're good people here, they play proper football and we knew it would be a good game. We couldn't fit it in last year - they offered us a few times last year - but we said we would certainly come as soon as possible and it was brilliant.

"There was a lot of grass on the pitch in terms of it being a first-team stadium and from our point of view it was a brilliant experience.

(Sam Adjei) was always going to play half a game so there's no problem. We knew that was it and he said apart from feeling tired - which we understand - he feels okay, so that was a plus.

"In the end we got five young lads from the Academy on the pitch and I thought Remie was outstanding for a young lad. He's physically developing every day and he did really well.

"And Yven
(Moyo) took his goal really well. I've just said to him in the dressing room, I knew as soon as he got the ball in the position he did that he was going to score. It's easy in hindsight but I definitely knew. It was a clever finish, neat and tidy, and he just has to learn that in the right areas of the field he has to play two-touch. 

"In the attacking third he can do what he wants. He showed with his goal that he has the ability - it just has to be a little bit more consistent."


With no scheduled reserve league game this week, Newcastle's second string made their bow at the B2net Stadium of Chesterfield on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of the first team's Carling Cup fixture at nearby Nottingham Forest that night.

With a pre-match downpour just easing off, United were presented with an early chance to go ahead when Saml Adjei took a tumble in the area in the fourth minute, although the contact from a defender was minimal.

Making his first reserve appearance since October 2010, the Swedish winger got little power behind his spot kick however and Adam Smith (formerly with the smoggies) from blocked it with ease.

The Spireites took advantage of that miss and went ahead in the 11th minute when Soderberg could only help a Scott Boden header into the net, following a left wing cross.

The Magpies equalised in the 33rd minute when midfielder Yven Moyo hit a low shot on the run beyond the 'keeper.

Soderberg then twice denied Boden before the break as United managed to reach the interval level, despite being second best.

With the ineffective Nile Ranger withdrawn at the interval, United were only occasionally able to mount meaningful attacks, both Stephen Folan and Brad Inman firing wide of the target when opportunities were created.

At the other end meanwhile the home side missed a handful of opportunities, Soderberg forced to make further stops as the sides managed by Peter Beardsley and Mark Crossley played out a draw.

PS: This was our first-ever visit to this venue, although Chesterfield's former Saltergate home hosted numerous fixtures involving Newcastle, not least of which was a Division Two meeting in April 1939 that was watched by Chesterfield's record home crowd.

More recently Saltergate hosted a Chesterfield v Newcastle reserve league game in October 1997 and another second string fixture between Sheffield United and the Magpies in March 2007. 



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