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Hines: "We played with a lot of confidence."

26 March 2018

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Spireites wide man Zavon Hines said he was ‘happy’ to have netted his first goal for the club in their 3-1 win over Notts County on Sunday.

Hines, who signed from non-league outfit Maidstone United in January, doubled the Spireites’ lead in the 39th minute, with a well taken strike, after Sid Nelson had earlier put Town in front from Andy Kellett's corner.

Former Spireite Dan Jones pulled a goal back for the Magpies, before Kristian Dennis netted his 18th of the season from the penalty spot in stoppage time, to seal the victory.

Reflecting on how the victory may help the squad in the battle for survival, Hines said: “It was just what we needed, it’s something to build on and gives us a bit more confidence.

“We played with a lot of confidence today, we pressed high and played good football. Last week we got a good point at Cheltenham Town and we were able to build on that, so hopefully that can continue.”

Hines then complimented fellow goal-scorer Nelson, describing his performance as ‘very solid,’ adding: “He and Alex (Whitmore) were a different class.

“I don’t think Notts County’s two strikers really did anything, they dealt with all that they had and the problems they could have caused."

The Spireites showed fine link up play at stages during the game, and Hines put that down to manager Jack Lester instructing his forwards to play with a high tempo.

“He told us to believe in ourselves and press from the front,” the former West Ham United man told iFollow. “Once we do that, we know most teams in the league won’t be able to handle the pressure.”

The Spireites travel to Port Vale this Friday, 3pm and the 29-year-old says that it’s one that the team can look forward too.

He added: “Every game is a cup final for us now, but we’ve just got to take it one game at a time.

“We’ve got to focus on what they’re good at and what their weaknesses are, then what ever they're weak at, we’ve got exploit and come home with the points.”

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