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Lee: "A Draw was a Fair Result"

3 February 2015

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Spireites number one Tommy Lee was voted man of the match in Saturday's draw with Doncaster Rovers, keeping his side in the game as they mounted their late comeback.

At 2-1 behind in the second half, Lee pulled off two stunning saves to keep out Curtis Main and Uche Ikpeazu and pave the way for Jimmy Ryan's late leveller.

After the match Lee told Spireites Player how he prepares himself to face an onrushing striker.

“It’s a little bit of a lottery,” said Lee. “You’ve just got to get your timing right and spread yourself as much as you can. 

"Unfortunately in the first half for their first goal, I didn’t quite get there and it went just over my right shoulder, but in the second half they both struck me so I was pleased.”

Thankfully, Lee was on hand to keep the Doncaster score down to two and the 'keeper felt the visitors had had the rub of the green in the build-up to their golden chances.

He said: “I think there were a few ricochets in both one-on-ones that went in favour of their players but other than that we ground them down really well and if the game was ten minutes longer there would have been only one winner.”

Eoin Doyle sparked the comeback by scoring Chesterfield’s first goal and his 'keeper had high praise for the league’s top scorer.

“He’s been doing that for us all season,” he said. “I think the touch and the finish is of Premiership standard. To do that in a pressure situation is fantastic and Eoin has been brilliant all season and he deserves everything he gets.

“It was end to end, there was a lot of action. I’m not sure the manager enjoyed it as much as it was to play in but that’s football. It was a derby game and both teams wanted to win and in the end I’d probably say that a draw was a fair result.

“We’re a very good team at the moment. As the manager says, we’ve played every team at least once now so I don’t think there’s much to frighten us. 

"There’s a few areas of our game we need to be a little bit more clinical in both boxes but it’s gone well and long may it continue.”


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