Danny Philliskirk struck a late winner at Chesterfield to give David Dunn's side a very useful three points. The Spireites had taken a first half lead but Dominic Poleon levelled with 20 minutes remaining. His goal inspired a spirited fightback, something which has recently been lacking from the Latics.
The manager put the win down to the second half performance and was quick to admit, “I thought our second half performance deserved the win. In the first half it wasn’t great watching and we weren’t really penetrating their goal as much as we wanted. We had a game plan which didn’t really work as much as we liked but I thought the lads performed well in the second half. We got in at half time 1-0 down, which isn’t too bad away from home and we regrouped and I gave them a kick up the backside which they needed.”
“We came out the traps well in the second half but we didn’t in the first which is unlike us. Second half, though, was good. I thought we started well and kept the momentum well and let’s be fair, Chesterfield are a decent side. They score a few goals so coming away from the game I’m pleased. We bounced back well. One thing about us, when we go a goal behind, we don’t half pull ourselves together and bounce back well. That’s a real positive for us.”
“We have been telling him [Poleon] so many times to be following things in. For a striker, the rebounds off the goalkeeper, certainly on a wet pitch, they do spill shots like that. I’m pleased that Dom is taking things on board and in the second half he was a real threat. I thought young Giorgio possibly changed the game. It’s a dying breed for players to go past players and commit them and open things up. He did that today. He gave us that little breather when it went into him and he’s a clever little footballer.”