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Saunders: "We should have rolled out 1-0 winners in that game"

15 November 2015

The Spireites lost 2-1 to Oldham Athletic at a very wet Proact Stadium on Saturday, and afterwards manager Dean Saunders spoke to PlayerHD.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake had given the hosts a half time lead as his scoring streak continued, before two second half long-range Oldham shots caused panic and condemned the Spireites to continued home struggles.

The winner came in the 87th minute when a 30-yard Danny Philliskirk shot bounced horribly on the sodden turf, Spireites 'keeper Tommy Lee only able to manoeuvre the ball onto his post, with it cruely then rebounding off his back and over the goal line to win the game.

Saunders felt that his side missed a chance to win the match: "The game slipped through our fingers, we had the game won. They didn't pose too many too much of a threat and we've given them the game, from our point of view.

"The second goal's a freak goal. Tommy's made a terribe mistake, but he's won us so many points so I can't say anything bad about him."

The Chesterfield manager assessed his side's performance as he tried to unpick where it had gone wrong.

"We didn't play well enough," he said. "I know that, we can play better than that but I think that's partly down to the conditions. It was terrible out there for everyone and the conditions were really dangerous for defenders.

"We didn't show enough quality at times around the box, getting in shots and crosses - and our passing wasn't as good as it normally is.

"We should have rolled out 1-0 winners in that game."

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