CHESTERFIELD lost their second straight warm up game, this time against Simon Grayson’s Huddersfield in a low-key game.
With Barcelona ‘B’ visiting the Galpharm this evening, Huddersfield sent a weakened side though with the likes of Alan Lee, Anthony Kay, Ian Bennett, who is now 40, Jamie McCombe and former Spireite Liam Ridehalgh involved, they had plenty of quality.
Scott Arfield hit the post and Lee was on hand to follow up the rebound. Mark Randall shot wide from range in a rare Chesterfield attack but moments later Town doubled their lead when Jimmy Spencer glanced in a header from an Arfield cross.
On the half-hour, Sam Togwell curled an effort wide and Danny Whitaker put a similar shot on target but Bennett saved.
Tendayi Darikwa replaced Jordan Bowery at the break, he went to right-back, Drew Talbot moved to right wing, and he hit the bar with a shot and saw an effort from a corner blocked on the line, whilst Craig Westcarr moved up top.
Westcarr started a penetrating move down the left. He slipped the ball through to Whitaker whose angled shot was saved, as was Westcarr’s follow up and Mark Allott hit the third shot just wide in a rare show of Spireites quality.
Whitaker pulled one wide, as did Scott Boden, as the hosts enjoyed a better second half but they failed to sustain any pressure and right at the end Jordan Sinnott slid the ball home from close range to confirm Terriers’ victory.
The biggest positive from a home perspective came when Jack Lester came on for his first action since being injured in March.
Chesterfield (4-4-2): Lee, Talbot, Hird, Trotman (Clay 90), Forbes, Westcarr (Hazel 81), Togwell (Lester 81), Randall (Allott 57), Whitaker, Richards (Boden 65), Bowery (Darikwa HT).
Huddersfield (4-4-2): Bennett, Clarke, McCombe (S.Kay 57), Wallace, Ridehalgh, Arfield (Atkinson 57), A.Kay (Sinnott 57), Robinson, Higginbotham, Spencer, Lee (Crooks 74).