Allen pleased with pre-season opening performance

Chesterfield Fc 1st training session 2018 - 19 season.
Chesterfield Fc 1st training session 2018 - 19 season.
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The Spireites began their pre-season friendly schedule with a comfortable win over Sheffield FC.

A Joe Rowley brace, added to goals from Charlie Carter, Curtis Weston and Gozie Ugwu gave Town a 5-1 victory in Dronfield.

Martin Allen was pleased with the afternoon’s events, particularly in testing conditions.

“We created a lot of chances, we kept possession well, moved the ball around the pitch in extreme heat,” he said.

“It was very difficult for both teams.

“They played well as well, to be fair to Sheffield FC, they played good football so it made for a good game.

“It was played in the right spirit and we had a lot of our supporters there, which was nice to see.

“We haven’t picked up what I would call any injuries, we’ve got a few niggles that hopefully won’t keep players out of training this week.”