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Jones: "I've had a few own goals, so I've got to have this one."

15 September 2015

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Dan Jones gave the Spireites the lead on Saturday with his first goal for the club, but the afternoon ended in frustration - Colchester levelling in injury time to make it 3-3.

In a see-saw game where the hosts played the majority of the game with ten men, the Spireites spent most of the match out in front, but were eventually unable to hold on to their hard-earned 3-1 lead.

"It's a bit demoralising to be honest," said Jones. "It's almost like you don't want to go two goals in front at the minute. We've got to defend better, we've got to clear our lines - but that's football for you.

Jones also had his views on Drew Talbot's straight red card, given for denying a goal-scoring opportunity: "I thought it was a bit harsh, it wasn't deliberate and [Marvin Sordell] has bought the foul. I don't think it's a red card, there was nothing Drew could do about it.

Jones scored in pre-season against Buxton and had an effort ruled as an own goal at Braintree in the FA Cup last season, but the left-back is now finally off the mark for the Spireites - whatever one of his team mates may have to say about it.

"Ian Evatt tried to claim it, but there was no deviation on the ball and he never touched it, he knows that. I've had a few own goals, so I've got to have this one."

The 28-year-old has been given the responsibility of taking more set pieces this season, and it's a challenge he's enjoying.

"We practice freekicks a lot and I do my practice on my own since the gaffer's got me taking them," he said. "I used to take freekicks earlier on in my career but then I always got told to stay back.

"It's nice to be able to take them, I just aim for an area and keep it above head height - this time it went in, so I was happy.

"It's what the gaffer wants, so I've taken it upon myself to practice so that I can get it spot-on, and I like the responsibility."

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