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Evatt: "The First Goal was Vital"

21 August 2014

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Captain Ian Evatt spoke to Spireites Player after his side went down 1-0 at home to MK Dons, their first league loss of the season.

Benik Afobe grabbed the only goal of the game just after half time, and despite their efforts and winning 14 corners, the Spireites were unable to to reply.

Defender Evatt felt the result could have been different if the home side had scored the first goal.

He said: "We’re bitterly disappointed it was a very tight game, the first goal is always going to be vital and we missed a few good chances to take the lead and then we conceded a sloppy one on the counter attack.

"Again, we’re disappointed but they are a very good team and we have shown once again that we are a good team as well, there wasn’t a lot in the game, the first goal is vital in close games and unfortunately we didn’t get it.

While the Spireites drew a blank, the skipper was unwilling to proportion blame around the squad.

Evatt said: "You can’t blame individual players for missing chances, everybody does it. Doyle has been on fire and we deserved something out of the game, there really wasn’t a lot in it and it’s unfortunate that we didn’t get a result."

Looking forward to the team's next match, an away trip to in-form Fleetwood Town, Evatt was already looking forward to the challenge.


"We’ve got to regroup now, Fleetwood have had a great start. They’ve won three out of three in the league but we’ve got to go there now and get a result, which we’re more than capable of doing."

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