Mo spoils Lester’s return to Spireites
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.”