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Saunders: "It's a great result but we're not getting carried away"

18 October 2015

Spireites boss Dean Saunders was delighted with his side after their 2-1 win away at League One leaders Walsall on Saturday.

Sylvan-Ebanks Blake and Ian Evatt scored a header each to put Chesterfield 2-0 up, and while Matt Preston scored a late consolation for the hosts, the visitors held on to garner a crucial victory.

The manager said his team defended excellently and took two of their chances well: "It wasn't a great result last week, but this week we took the chances that came out way."

"It was probably the fewest chances we've made this season but we defended to a man and I think the supporters at the end were delighted with the way that the team fought and defended."

"We had pressure on us through most of the game, but we got the two goals. Tommy Lee made two great saves but we stopped them getting near our goal. They were top of the league so they're turning teams over every week, but we kept them at bay to a point.

"It's just about eliminating silly mistakes. The last three minutes were the worst minutes of the season, but we hung on.

"The two young lads that came on (Mani Dieseruvwe and Rai Simons) kept the ball at the other end of the pitch for us and got us over the winning line. The three points were the main thing."

The win will come as a huge boost to the players after losing their last two before this weekend, and Saunders said his players will be in a jubilant mood ahead of their next game at home to Southend United on Tuesday night, which kicks-off at 7:45pm.

"We've got another game on Tuesday so we can enjoy tonight and tomorrow, and then we're back out there on Tuesday," he said.

"There's still things not quite right with us, but Drew Talbot came back in today and he did great. He had a problem because Walsall had wide players taking him on but he dealt with it.

"They had good players out there but we just had to match them and their work rate because they are a really good team. It's a great result for us but we're not getting carried away."

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