Spireites coach Kevin Lynch praised Chesterfield’s team performance after the Spireites clung on to a 3-2 Boxing Day victory against Peterborough United at the Proact.Two goals from Eoin Doyle supplemented by another from Armand Gnanduillet gave the hosts a 3-0 head start before the Posh grabbed two goals to make for a nervy ending.
Lynch revealed to Spireites Player after the match that he was also fingernail biting come the game's conclusion.
He said: “It was a bit nerve-racking towards the end and Tommy Lee’s made a great save but all-in-all I thought it was a great performance from the lads.
“We showed great character and great togetherness to get the three points.”
Eoin Doyle continued his freescoring start to the season with his 20th and 21st goals, as well as creating a goal for his strike-partner Armand Gnanduillet.
Lynch said: “We’re all so pleased for Eoin. He has a great work rate and never moans wherever he is asked to play. His play for Armand Gnanduillet’s goal was superb and he’s capped it off with a great finish for the third goal
Though Peterborough made the contest close Chesterfield dug deep to hold on for all three points, and the eleven that saw home the victory please Lynch.
He said: “You can never say the job is done, certainly in this league against a team like Peterborough who are an excellent team.
“But it is so pleasing to get back-to-back wins and full credit to the lads. It’s not the team that starts the game it’s the team that finishes it and I think it’s great for everyone - they’ve all put a performance in.
“We’re still learning all the time and soon we’ll have played everyone once. It’s been a great baptism of fire and the lads have been first class. There’s a strong togetherness in that changing room.”
Gnanduillet and Doyle worked in great harmony up-front and both managed to ink their names on the score sheet. Lynch said he is pleased with the Ivorian’s progress as he scored his second goal in four matches.
He said: “All the lads celebrated with him because they know the effort he’s been putting in. He’s training hard and starting to grasp what we want from him.
"It’s like anything, if you put the hard work in you get the rewards and that’s what’s happened today - all the lads have got their rewards."