CHESTERFIELD: Impressive Liam Cooper stays on for the Spireites

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Spireites have extended the loan of 21 year old Liam Cooper from Hull City. The defender has impressed in his first month with the club during which he’s scored two goals. He’s now set to stay until January 5, taking him up to the away game at Wycombe Wanderers.

Weekend opponents Port Vale hosted Bradford City in the Johnstone’s and, after a goalless first half, they conceded two early goals after the break to Ritchie Jones and Craig Forsyth meaning that’s two cup exits for them in four days after their defeat at Bramall Lane.

Chesterfield were also in action last night in the 3rd round of the Derbyshire FA Senior Cup at home to Holbrook Sports. Featuring a side made up predominantly of youth team players, the home side soon took control.

Josh Scully hit home after nine minutes from just outside the box and before the break a stunning team goal came when Jonathan Wafula scored from ten yards after a long period of patient Spireites possession. Mark Fereday hit the goal frame on a couple of occasions and forced a decent save from Simon Lillie as the home side had a few nervy moments after Lee Mitchell headed in on 77 minutes, 2-1 being the final score.

Spireites bench featured Laurence Maguire and Jake Beesley, the brother of United’s Harry and son of ex Blade Paul respectively.

Seventeen year servant of Holbrook, Vaughn Hallsworth, came on at the break through a guard of honour to mark his first ever game on a league ground and he provided Sports’ assist.

Team: O’Donnell, Wafula, Broadhead, Edridge, Waddle, Noel, Hewitt, Scully, Partridge, Hazel, Fereday. Subs: Barrington, McNicholas, Johnson, Maguire, Beesley.