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Hird: "That’s what I do against Fleetwood!"

2 March 2015

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Spireites centre back Sam Hird scored his side's second goal in the 3-0 win over Fleetwood Town on Saturday and kept a clean sheet as his side got back to winning ways.

After the match, Hird spoke to Spireites Player and talked through his goal - his first since Fleetwood's last visit to the Proact on the triumphant last day of last season.

“It was just a gamble really,” said Hird. “There was one before where Ollie [Banks] flicked it across and I tried to get on the end of it but the 'keeper managed to collect it and parry it but if you don’t gamble you don’t get a goal. 

"It’s a poachers and that’s what I do against Fleetwood by the looks of it!”

Hird’s goal was the result of a header by Ian Evatt and the defender was quick to praise his teammate for the setup.

He said: “It was a great header and a good save by the 'keeper but fortunately it landed to me and you’ve just got to be there to score. I’m delighted to score and keep a clean sheet but I’m even more delighted for us getting the win to stop the mini rot really.

“I thought for the first five minutes we looked a bit nervous but coming off the back of four defeats you’re going to be, but once we settled into our game and back to our usual style we settled well and I thought we dominated the game.”

The Spirites favourable position following Hird’s goal was quickly added to with Fleetwood player Anton Sarcevic being shown two quick-fire yellow cards, both for dissent. The Spireites defender gave his view on the incident and also revealed the team’s aim at half time

“I didn’t see it,” said Hird. “I ran back to get in position, turned round and he had gone. I didn’t even realise he had a first yellow but there you go, in the heat of the game you don’t realise these things.

“At half time we said we wanted five. That was our aim. We just said 'go out there and get five’ but you can’t have everything. 

"We know that all our strikers can finish, they’ve all looked good in training and with more performances like that they’ll all get more goals."


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