Chesterfield (a) Friendly
11 mins Boden header 0-1
Coach Peter Beardsley told the
"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.
"He (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 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With the ineffective Nile Ranger withdrawn at the interval, United were only occasionally able to mount meaningful attacks, both Stephen Folan and Brad Inman firing wide of the target when opportunities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