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O'Shea: "I've been watching Alan Shearer's best goals"

31 August 2015

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The Spirietes hero at the New Den on Saturday was Jay O'Shea, the number ten scoring in both halves to confirm a 2-0 away win.

After absorbing long spells of Millwall pressure in the second half O'Shea sealed the win in the 95th minute, having opened the scoring with a sublime volley in the first period.

The deadlock-breaker saw the Irishman control a volley from the angle of the penalty area with precision, the shot nestling after kissing the far post. O'Shea it seems found the inspiration for his goal from the very top of the game.

"I didn't really have much time to think about it," said O'Shea. "I just saw it come out of the air and I thought: 'I'm going to hit this.'

"I was watching Alan Shearer's best goals last night and I don't think I would have hit it but for watching that, but I'd say his goals are miles ahead, he scored some great goals."

The win was the Spireites' second away success in a row after the 2-1 triumph over Shrewsbury Town, and O'Shea was fully aware that his side were made to work hard to earn the points.

"It was a great away performance," he said. "The lads dug in second half after we got the goal in the first half. We had to weather a bit of a storm with wave after wave of their attacks but the lads defended excellently and Tommy [Lee] made a great save as well which gave us the chance to go on and get the second goal.

"Once they started playing well they got the crowd on top of us and I think we were always going to have to put up with that at some stage, but the lads dealt with it well and it was great to get the second goal with the last kick of the game."

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