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Saunders: "We didn't make mistakes and we took our chances"

21 October 2015

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Manager Dean Saunders spoke to PlayerHD after the Spireites followed up Saturday's win with another three-point haul at home to Southend United in a thrilling 3-0 attacking display.

An early goal from Lee Novak settled home nerves and two further poacher finishes from strike partner Sylvan Ebanks-Blake steered the hosts to their first Proact victory since the opening day.

Saunders was pleased with the performance, noting that it was the small differences that had the affect on the scoreline after a 3-1 home defeat last time out in Derbyshire.

"I didn't get too carried away when we lost to Gillingham because our performance was good but I'm pleased for our supporters tonight as it's been frustrating for them, the players and us.

"We've played some games where we've chucked results away after playing well and tonight we've had a good performance right the way through the game and we could have scored more.

"The difference was that we didn't make mistakes and we took our chances."

One shadow cast over the evening was a fifth yellow card and one-game suspension for Ian Evatt, but Saunders feels he has the squad to cope with the loss, highlighting a behind-closed-doors friendly with Sheffield United on Wednesday as an opportunity for some players not currently in the team.

"We've got good players and they're all ready. The two boys (Rai Simons and Mani Dieseruvwe) that came on and did well again, chasing well.

"There's a game with Sheffield United tomorrow and that gives the boys playing tomorrow a chance to stake a claim for Saturday. I'll be at that game and hopefully we can get a good result in that as well."

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