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Wilson: "It's a great thing for us to build on"

14 August 2016

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Manager Danny Wilson felt his side had done their homework and worked out the best route to victory after beating Swindon Town 3-1 on Saturday.

Gary Liddle got the Spireites on their way with a header midway through the half, built upon by Jay O'Shea's penalty on the stroke of the break and Ched Evans' tap in during the second half.

"It was a bit nip and tuck early on," commented Wilson. "They started well in the manner that we expected with their passing in the areas where we thought they'd be strong and I think we negated that for very large parts of the game.

"We restricted them to very few chances, and it was the opposite from our point of view. If we are being picky I suppose we could have scored a lot more goals than we did - their goalkeeper's had a fantastic performance.

"We've got to be happy with the three goals we got and with the points, especially with it being at home. We want to get back on the straight and narrow with our home results and it was a good one to win.

"It calms the nerves with it being the first game and takes the pressure off a bit for the next game."

Mild disappointment came with the Darnell Furlong's late strike breaking hopes of a clean sheet, with Wilson explaining how his side had managed to keep things tight defensively.

"We had a lot more discipline in our play," he said. "We didn't offer them any spaces in between us, which we did at Rochdale. We had a lot more understanding of each other, which we've worked on quite a lot in pre-season and this week leading up to the game.

"We feel the way that the way the modern game is played teams try to play through you, so we tried to negate that, if we'd let Swindon play and find the pockets in behind the back four they have players who could hurt us.

"Thankfully we did well today and it's a great thing for us to build on."

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