Mo spoils Lester’s re­turn to Spire­ites

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Sam All­sop

THERE was a sense of op­ti­mism around the Proact Sta­dium be­fore yes­ter­day’s game when Ch­ester­field un­veiled new man­ager Jack Lester, but it was the same old story for the Spire­ites as Chel­tenham ran out com­fort­able win­ners.

Lester re­turns to the club where he scored 94 goals in 219 games be­tween 2007 and 2013, and also where the num­ber 14 shirt is re­tired in his hon­our.

How­ever, the Robins came into the game on the back of a 3-0 vic­tory over Mans­field Town in mid­week and Mo­hamed Eisa con­tin­ued his fine goal scor­ing form to fur­ther his side’s un­beaten run to four.

The Su­danese for­ward – who joined the Robins from non-league side Green­wich Bor­ough in the sum­mer – opened the scor­ing on the stroke of half-time when he fin­ished low from the edge of the area.

He dou­bled his tally for the af­ter­noon mid­way through the sec­ond half, fin­ish­ing Danny Wright’s flick-on with aplomb, the goals be­ing his sev­enth and eighth of the sea­son in all com­pe­ti­tions.

“When you’re down the bot­tom the first goal is key,” said Lester.

“The en­ergy lev­els dropped when we con­ceded the first goal. We were not quite a lot of things.

“I know what has been hap­pen­ing be­fore, only win­ning three in about 30 games.

“It’s not just go­ing to hap­pen overnight, it’s got to come from the train­ing ground.

“It’s not go­ing to take some magic team-talk or some magic dust, it’s go­ing to have to be em­bed­ded on the train­ing ground and that is go­ing take months, even if we’d have won I’d have said the same thing.”

Mean­while, Robins boss Gary John­son­was im­pressed at the way his team si­lenced the crowd.

“It was a solid away win,” he said.

“Some­times you can be un­lucky when you meet teams and they’ve got­ten a new man­ager in, there was ex­tra peo­ple in the crowd and we had to qui­eten them down. “Thank­fully a sprin­kler popped up after only five min­utes and stopped their lit­tle bit of ex­cite­ment.

“But the lads played fan­tas­tic, let’s not take any­thing away from them.

“It was two great fin­ishes from Mo [Mo­hamed Eisa], he was a lit­tle bit up­set be­cause he thought he still had his legs and he wanted to stay out there and get his hat-trick.

“He’s a great fin­isher in train­ing, he’s dan­ger­ous and de­fend­ers don’t al­ways know where he is or where he is go­ing to turn up.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.