First clean sheet of the season for the Spireites
26th September 2012
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Stand up had stood me up, he couldn't make the trip to Northampton. He will be at the next game. I went to get a pie before the game, they only had Chicken balti, I decided against the idea, my mate got one. After five minutes he was still eating it, with smoke coming out of his ears. A bit spicy then, I think I made the right decision, funny thing was moments later I saw someone eating a steak pie.

With just over 600 fans making the trip, the atmosphere was building nicely. Darikwa came in for the injured Richards to play in the right, with Talbot on the left and Westcarr went upfront to partner Lester. The fans were up for this and in fine voice, after two wins in a row. 

Chances were few and far between, Northampton having not conceded in the last 3 games stood firm. The Spireites looked strong at the back, showing composure and dealing well with the man-mountain Akinfenwa. Lester came close, using his silky skills and his quick train of thought, got him inside the box, he thumped the shot against the bar. H.T. 0-0.

Lester came close again at the start of the second half, putting his shot just wide, from a cross from Talbot. Two more chances from Lester were saved by Nicholls.  The Spireites had the better of the chances, and Northampton couldn't get passed the Spireites defence, Hird was having probably his best game of the season. In the end the game finished 0-0.

Tommy Wright said: "It was our first clean sheet of the season and it is another point on the board. We knew what we were going to deal with at Northampton, against a team that is doing very well, especially on their own patch. I thought we dealt with them very well, our back four were exceptional."

After the game, some fans were still moaning, and feel that we need a new man in charge. I'm afraid because he was the number 2 to Sheridan, some people are going to always tar him with the same brush. He is his own person, different to Sheridan, he has come in and brought stability to the club, won two league games, unbeaten in 8, the only team to take a point off Gillingham who are top. Get behind him, and the club and cheer on the team to victory in their next home game this Saturday against Torquay.

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