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8 August 2015

Scunthorpe United's youth team beat their Chesterfield counterparts 3-2 at St Lawrence Academy on Saturday morning.

Fortunate Sithole opened the scoring on 10 minutes with an excellent left-footed drive into the top corner of the visitors' goal.

Captain Jack Dyche was dragged down on 20 minutes just outside the box and it was first year Lewis Butroid who stepped up to whip the free kick around the wall and beyond the Spireite goalkeeper's despairing dive.

United were dominating the first half and controlled possession very well before going in at half-time two goals to the good.

Chesterfield went all out attack and caught the iron out by bagging two goals within seven minutes of the restart.

The visitors then blazed a penalty high and wide and at this stage the home team were rocking.

On 74 minutes up stepped Jack Dyche to make it two winning penalties out of two in a week when he tucked his effort away to give the youth team a hard earned three points against strong opposition on the opening day of the new season.

Academy manager Tony Daws said: "It's a great start for us, our boys were excellent in the first half and played some good football on a difficult surface.

"We faced a very different challenge in the second half and our boys will have learned a lot from today's game - none more than how to manage the later stages of games which we did well today."

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