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Pemberton: "There’s nothing like a last-minute winner"

8 February 2020

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Following Curtis Weston’s dramatic last-minute winner against Wrexham, caretaker manager John Pemberton gave his thoughts on the Spireites’ pulsating 3-2 victory at the Proact Stadium.

He said: “It’s pleasing to get the three points because that is the main thing. We need the points because of the position we are in.

“There’s nothing like a last-minute winner though. It was a tough game and good to get the three points.

“I was really pleased that came from behind twice. I think you can see there is still fight in them. They are trying.

“They do make mistakes and they do find a little bit difficult when they have to deal with the pressure. But we showed a lot of character today to come from behind twice and get the last-minute winner. I felt we deserved it overall.”

During the game, a few key decisions had to be made which shaped the outcome of the match, including whether the ball had crossed the line for Weston’s goal. The caretaker manager gave his thoughts on the matter, by saying: “It went over the line.

“Initially we were thinking there’s our luck again. I’ve just seen it back; it’s does go over.

“Fair play to the linesman because he is the one that gave it in the end.”

Chesterfield stay in the relegation zone despite the victory but Pemberton was sure that will not be the case come the end of the season.

“Do I think this team is capable of staying up? Absolutely 100% yes. There’s going to be ups and downs, there’s going to be twists and turns,” he said.

“I think today will give us another big stride. We needed to win that game; we knew the pressure of that game. We’re trying and we’re trying hard.”

Next Saturday, the Spireites face the long trip down to Huish Park to face Yeovil Town live on BT Sport. The 55-year old stated what the players need to do in the next seven days.

Pemberton said: “We’re going to recover properly; we need to recover properly because it took a lot out of them.

“We work hard this week because we have got another big game on Saturday.”

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