I'm writing this on the coach to Fleetwood, which is 3 games in the future of where I am writing about now, I really need to stay on top of this! We came into the game off the back of a very disappointing defeat to Scunthorpe and we really needed to win to stay in the same area as the "big boys" of Burton, Walsall and Gillingham. But Chesterfield were 8th in the league and really wanted to move into the Play Offs with a win.
We had the home advantage and I really hoped we would comfortably win so I said 2-0 to the Sky Blues pre Match. The First half was very dull, neither side had any real breakthrough or any clear goal scoring oppourtunities. Ryan Kent was given his first start and was a bit of an exception, he was playing the passes but no one was latching on to them. Adam Armstrong was having a quiet game and he was really looking to get his first goal since Crewe.
As I said the first half had nothing to talk about, and when we came into half time, I was hoping for a piece of Mowbray Magic to set the game alight. The second 45 minutes began quite as the first ended, nothing really happening, until about 15 minutes in, where Adam Armstromg latched on to ball 12 yards out and rather scrappily finished into the far corner. Until it happened, I was beginning to think the goal would never come but with his sixth of the season, Armstrong put the Sky Blues 1-0 up.
This goal triggered something, I don't know what but it did, we were having chance after chance after chance, however there was a scary moment when Chesterfield countered and appeared to score but was given offside. This was probably the right decision but I was on the other side of the stadium so was not able to see. We continued to press on and attack. Our players looked as if they didn't want to shoot so we're giving the oppourtunity to someone else. This applied especially to Fortuné.
Perhaps our most notable attack other than the goal was Ryan Kent whom had a ball played into him and he danced round the keeper to slot into the net, he was flagged offside. I was adamant he was on, which he was, a poor decision by the linesman who was in the prime position to make the call. I really wanted us to score a second to avoid conceding a late undeserved equaliser, this wasn't to be. However we won the game after Chesterfield had Dieseruvwe sent off. (Definitely had to google the spelling)
A game we should have won more comfortably but a win is a win and 3 points is 3 points. In our next game we had Bury away, which will be the next instalment of 'A View From a The Stands' however I have already been, I promise I will catch up to real time at one point or another!
Man Of The Match - Ryan Kent - Making runs and playing the passes all over the pitch was enough for me to give Kent the award he also should have a goal to cap off his performance but it was given offside. This put him on the ever growing list of players on 1 award, with Armstrong on 2.