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Novak: "Two great wins with two very different performances"

22 October 2015

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Lee Novak got a great night underway on Tuesday when he opened the scoring in the 3-0 win over Southend United, and he spoke to PlayerHD after the match.

The on-loan striker's effort after eight minutes paved the way for a terrific first half of attacking Spireites football, with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake netting the other two goals either side of half time to confirm the win.

Novak described his view of his goal: "It was Dan [Gardner] who played it through and it was the 'keeper that made my mind up for me as he came rushing out. It was easy enough to take it round him and then luckily enough I put enough on it for it to go in under him.

"It's been two great wins with two very different performances. We proved on Saturday that we could win ugly and then the show we've put on against here shows everyone what a good team we are.

"I think the way they played suited us and with two up front it's suiting us better and we're looking a different team.

"I said when I first came that I thought I could form a great partnership with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and in the last couple of games it's been positive and we'll keep working at it and prove what good strikers we can be."

The cherry on the midweek sundae came with the hosts keeping a first clean sheet since August, and Novak was pleased to be a part of the shut-out.

"I think we showed our experience seeing the game out," he said. "Running to the corners and the two young lads (Mani Dieseuvwe and Rai Simons) came on and did the same thing.

"We defend as a team now all the way back to Tommy [Lee] and when you have a 'keeper as good as Tommy you know you're in with a chance of keeping clean sheets."

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