06 février 2023
It's tight over in Chesterfield but Alty draw a blank as Spireites take the points
Chesterfield 2 Altrincham 0
Report by Alty player Eddie Igeze
The young Robins made a near-two-hour trip down to the Staveley Miners FC stadium to face Chesterfield under-19s in the National League U-19 Alliance North.
Both teams took time to settle into the game, but, midway through the first half, Chesterfield took the lead.
Alty created good chances, with Edson Cata and Loui Williams both looking dangerous down the wings and Loui coming close to levelling the score late into the first half.
The second half began in similar fashion to the first, with both teams taking time to build themselves into the half.
Alty created some good chances which tested the Chesterfield goalkeeper, but the home side hit back and doubled their lead midway through the second half. They threatened another goal, but an excellent stop from Dane Byron ensured that their lead did not increase.
Despite substitutions being made and more promising play ensuing, Alty could not find a way through and ended up on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline.
Team on the day:
Owen German (C)
Jake MallenKareem Mazjoub