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Southend triumph leaves Sheridan purring

08 January 2011 07:30
Chesterfield manager John Sheridan was delighted to see his team return to form with a 3-2 win over Southend. The Spireites bounced back from a disappointing 2-2 draw to Accrington on Monday as two penalties from Danny Whitaker either side of a Deane Smalley strike wrapped up the victory. Craig Easton struck when the score was 2-1, whilst Barry Corr scored a late penalty, but it proved to be mere consolation for the Shrimpers. "I knew it was going to be a hard game. We are going to play poorly at times; the other day we didn't play well and got a draw but it was a good performance," said Sheridan, after the Spireites got their first win at Roots Hall since a 2-0 victory in April 1998. "We were very comfortable to get a 2-0 lead, although I'm disappointed with the goals we conceded because it gave them a bit of belief, but fortunately we got a penalty and got back into a two-goal lead. "We caused them problems with the way we played and they had to change things to cope with it. I changed the system to brighten things up and we looked a good team who are top of the league for a good reason."

Source: PA