Chesterfield's massive lead at top of National League is 'frightening' - reaction to win against Dagenham & Redbridge

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Chesterfield’s massive lead at the top of the league is ‘frightening’, says coach Danny Webb

The Spireites beat Dagenham and Redbridge 2-1 on Tuesday night to move 22 points clear of second-placed Bromley.

Town will be celebrating being crowned champions sooner rather than later, but until it is officially confirmed, they will be remaining professional in their messages.

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Webb told the DT: “To be 22 points clear at any level is pretty frightening.

Danny Webb.Danny Webb.
Danny Webb.

“To come here tonight and not just accept a point and go 20 points clear shows how ruthless we are.

“When we won it at Orient we got 89 and we thought that was really good and we are hopefully going to beat that. You won’t hear anything else other than that from me or anybody else until we have won the league. We know we are in a great position, we know we are in the driving seat, but until it’s all done it is not all done.”

Goals from James Berry and Armando Dobra either side of Ryan Hill’s equaliser was enough to claim the three points despite Ollie Banks smashing a penalty against the woodwork at 1-1.

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Webb said: “We are disappointed with the goal we conceded but to show the character to play our way and get the winning goal after missing a penalty is credit to the lads. It might have looked comfortable but we never take things for granted.

“We have come to expect these players to kick-on no matter what the adversity. You would not expect this group of players to lose belief in a game where you have missed a penalty. It will take more than that to knock them.

“A draw would have taken us 20 points clear but that is not our mantra. We always want to win at all costs.

“We created some good opportunities and at 1-1 after we missed the penalty we did not go away from our game-plan and we remained consistent in our performance levels.”

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There were six changes to the line-up from the win against Eastleigh, with Tom Naylor and Michael Jacobs the most notable names, but Webb confirmed that neither have suffered injuries.

He explained: “It was just to freshen it up, Even before the Eastleigh game that was the gaffer’s shout. “

Miguel Freckleton (hamstring) will be back in training on Thursday but Ryan Colclough (ankle) will not be available for selection for this Saturday’s home match against Ebbsfleet United.