Kristian Dennis had no doubts that he scored the goal that sealed the 3-1 victory over Northampton Town at the weekend and claimed his first EFL goal for the Spireites in the process.
Dennis, making his first start of the season, partnered Conor Wilkinson up front in the absence of the injured Ched Evans and was certain that he got the final touch after Dion Donohue fired in his shot and he turned the ball goalwards.
Dennis explained: “Dion shot and it hit my right foot on the way through so it’s definitely my goal, the ref knows that as well.”
“A few of my mates texted me and asked if I'd even scored because everywhere said it was Dion’s. Even Conor’s saying it was Dion’s and he’s supposed to be my strike partner but I’ll have to correct them later.” He added.
The video replays side with Dennis, and when the ball hit the back of the net, both players ran off in celebration just to add to the confusion.
“I ran off after but I thought it might have been offside so I didn’t want to celebrate too much in case the linesman put his flag up but he didn’t and it was definitely mine,” he said.
“Jay got it out wide and passed it back to Dion, he shot and I followed it in hoping to get a tap in off the 'keeper if it came out but it came to my foot and I just stuck it out and the ball went into the corner.”
Dennis showed no signs of nerves during his full EFL debut and linked well with Wilkinson, who bagged a brace of his own. Dennis also did a lot of good work off the ball which helped bring out the best in his strike partner.
The talented strike pair sparkled against the Cobblers and Dennis puts that down to the work he’s done off the pitch.
“That’s paramount really," he said. "If you work hard good things will come. Luckily today all the players worked as hard as they can and we got the three points.”