COMMENT: ‘Where would Chesterfield be without Kristian Dennis’ goals?’

Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com; Football; Sky Bet League Two; Swindon Town v Chesterfield FC; 11/11/2017 KO 15.00; The Energy Check County Ground; copyright picture; Howard Roe/AHPIX.com; Bradley Barry fires in a cross despite the attentions of Luke Norris
Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com; Football; Sky Bet League Two; Swindon Town v Chesterfield FC; 11/11/2017 KO 15.00; The Energy Check County Ground; copyright picture; Howard Roe/AHPIX.com; Bradley Barry fires in a cross despite the attentions of Luke Norris

That was agonising, giving away a last second penalty and only coming away from Swindon with one point rather than all three.

I rather get the feeling that the pen was an ‘adjustor’ by the ref and Swindon should have had one first half.

For me the one that was kicked off the line by Kristian Dennis wasn’t a goal, he may have had his standing foot over the line but the whole ball didn’t go over, so therefore no goal.

Sky Sports are currently featuring a video asking whether it went in or not, frankly it doesn’t matter.

I’m sure that earlier in the season we would have lost that one rather than being seconds away form a victory and taking some positives from the game Swindon were on a good winning run and we put a stop to that.

It was great to see Jerome Binnon-Williams get on the pitch, finally, and for me we look better down the left with him on the field, it wasn’t nice to hear Matt Briggs take some stick when he was subbed, but a lot of fans spent decent money to travel all that way and it’s only fair to expect every player to bust a gut for the team.

If the measure of a good manager is the ability to get the best out of his players then credit must go to Jack Lester for the massive improvement seen by Jak McCourt, he must have scored from nearly 40 yards, if that one had been in the Premier League we’d never have heard that last of it.

Where would we be without Kristian Dennis’ goals?

Let’s hope that he doesn’t pick up any injuries. The main cause for concern amongst our fan base is whether the club will try and flog him on the cheap in the January transfer window, not that Chesterfield have ever sold their best players and I’m sure all fans expect and trust our board to always do the right thing, after all, at the start of the season we were assured that promotion was the only option.

So we stand on 10 points and only two league wins, but we can all see that things have turned round and we are five points from safety, it really means that Chesterfield must register a home win in one of the matches against Exeter City or Forest Green Rovers and hopefully get a draw in the other one.

Although six points would obviously be great.

The table seems to be panning out that anyone from 17th placed Yeovil downwards could find themselves in trouble at the end of the season, here’s hoping it’s not us.