Woking coach hails 'incredible night' after comeback win ends Chesterfield's unbeaten start to season

Woking assistant manager Ian Dyer said they ‘thoroughly deserved’ their 3-1 win against Chesterfield and that the scoreline was a ‘fair reflection’ of the game.

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 11:14 am
Woking assistant manager Ian Dyer.

The hosts steamrolled the Spireites in the second-half to score three times to cancel out Saidou Khan’s unbelievable opener from inside his own half on 12 minutes.

Dyer said the Cards’ second-half performance was one of the best they have produced since manager Alan Dowson was appointed in 2018 and that it was an ‘incredible night.’

“It is an incredible feeling, not just the result, but the manner in the way we have performed tonight, especially in the second-half,” Dyer said.

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"I can’t give the boys enough credit, I am absolutely chuffed for them that we have produced that performance tonight.

"It was thoroughly deserved and I think 3-1 is probably a fair reflection on the game as a whole.

"The lads have done everything that was asked of them and it was a fantastic performance.

"We knew Chesterfield’s threat, they are a good side and they are going to be right up there for the title this season, I am sure of that.

"We knew we had to tighten up a bit more defensively and I think that played a part early on, we were probably a bit too deep and could not get our passing going.

"Credit to Chesterfield, they are a good side and they pinned us in, they probably had the better of the first 20 minutes but after that and we started to get some confidence and territory we looked an excellent side.

"We were probably the more dominant side in the second 20 minutes of the first-half and then the message in the second-half was to come out on the front-foot.”

On Khan’s goal for Chesterfield, he added: "It was a freak goal, it shook us, it has gone in wind-assisted from about 55-60-yards and sometimes you can’t legislate for that but the players did not let their heads drop.

"The second-half, probably in our time at the club, is one of the best 45 minutes since we have been at the club.

"It was an incredible night all-round.”