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Wilson: "What a fantastic three points"

10 April 2016

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Danny Wilson saw his Spireites side claim three crucial points at in-form Barnsley on Saturday and lauded his team's approach as much as performance after the 2-1 Oakwell win.

Lee Novak had given the visitors the lead before the hour and, after Adam Hammill's deflected drive found the net and Jamal Campbell-Ryce saw red for two yellows, a point seemed the limit of the ambition for the 1,000-plus travelling Spireites.

Ollie Banks thought otherwise however as he slammed home after skillful work from Gboly Ariyibi with nine minutes to play - and the away side survived some late scares to clinch a resut that could prvoe pivital in the battle to stay in League One this season.

Manager Wilson spoke about the desire his team showed and how it earned them their rub of the green: "We knew that it would be tough playing here and we had to defend for our lives, particularly at the back-end of the game when we were down to ten men.

"But what a good performance it was. We had a little bit of luck at the end of the game when they hit the post, but I think we deserved that. We worked that hard that we deserved that slice of luck at times.

"Overall, what a fantastic three points. To come here and play a side with aspirations of being in the play-offs and with the confidence they have after the cup win last week, it makes it an even better performance."

Now four points above fourth-bottom Blackpool, Chesterfield's attacking approach from the outset pleased Wilson as they attempted to take the game to last weekend's Johnstone Paint Trophy winners, on their own patch.

He said: "They put teams on the back foot, at this stage of the season if we had come and just sat back and looked for a draw we'd possibly have been beaten.

"We were very aggresive in our attacking play and very optimistic with the team we put out there that we could come and win the game and not just settle for a lucky 1-0 win.

"They certainly had chances but I don't think you could begrudge us the win."

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