Chesterfield takes positives as Barry draw with Goytre in pre-season friendly

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Barry Town United manager Gavin Chesterfield was in a positive mood after his side’s 1-1 draw with Goytre, despite conceding late on in their first pre-season game of the season.

Barry Town United warmed up for the new 2016/2017 with a 1-1 draw with Goytre at Jenner Park, and following the game manager Gavin Chesterfield was feeling in a positive mood when speaking to Barry Town United after his side’s 1-1 draw.

“It was a competitive game to start off with, probably a game of two halves. The first half I was really pleased, hpwever, in the second-half I think our flow was disrupted through all the changes. I was disappointed to concede late on, but there were more positives, than not so.”

Chesterfield was also pleased to give youth a chance in the friendly, and made comments about debut appearances for young winger Samuel Jones and striker Kayne McLaggon.

“We got a couple of trialists in there that need some game time for us to have a look at. Sam’s (Samuel Jones) just got off the plane really so it was good to see him get straight in there, and I was pleased to see him get 15/20 minutes on the pitch today.

Couple of the youth team stepped up as well and did really well which I was really pleased with, and it was nice to see Kayne (Kayne McLaggon get his home debut as well, so loads of positives, and I think once you come to a new club its importance to amerce yourself in it early on,” he said.

And Chesterfield spoke of how pleased he is to welcome back a few more of the players off holiday next week in order to give them game time ahead of their first game back in the Welsh Premier League in 13-years on the 13th of August, against Aberyswyth Town.

“Its a catch-22 really, we got a few lads at the moment who are away on holiday so a couple of them will be coming back in next week. The aim now will to be to work towards a more stable base for our players to give us more stability going into the first game of the season,”

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