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30 January 2013

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Coach John Dungworth was pleased with the contributions made by recent recruits Armand Gnanduille and Richard Brindley in Tuesday night's Derbyshire Senior Cup tie against Belper Town. Gnanduillet marked his full debut for Chesterfield with a well-taken goal in a 4-2 victory for the Spireites.

Dungworth said: "Armand took his goal very well. He was very positive when he picked up the ball and it was a great strike. Towards the end of the game, he had another great effort which forced the keeper to make what I thought was the save of the match.

"Richard looked very energetic and full of confidence. He got forward really well in the first-half, supporting Jonathan Wafula and he looked a threat. In terms of defending, he did quite well in the second-half."

Dungworth pointed to a penalty save made by young keeper Josh Barrington, when the Spireites were 3-2 up, as a key moment in the match. He said: "It was a tremendous save. If that goes in, you're possibly looking at extra-time, which was something we really didn't want."

Played in difficult conditions at the Proact, Dungworth was pleased overall with his side's display. "I thought we played quite well," he said. 

"It was quite difficult in the first-half, defending against the wind, but we passed the ball a little better towards half-time and we took that into the second-half. 

"We're in the next round of the competition, which is pleasing for the lads. A lot of the players haven't played much lately so it was a useful run-out for them."

Chesterfield are now waiting to hear who they will face in the semi-finals of the competition.

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