Billy - We Deserved A Point

Last updated : 27 October 2002 By
Dearden - "We Showed Our Battling Qualities"
The Magpies held on as Chesterfield came at The Magpies in the later stages, but Notts were never out of the game and looked dangerous on the break.

Dearden told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"On the whole we deserved a draw with a battling performance, especially after going down to 10 men. We were doing well with 11 men and were playing well, and battled on with 10 men and we deserved it."

Simon Ramsden - "Brilliant Clearances"
Commenting on Simon Ramsden's goalline clearances, Dearden said;
"Young Simon did well, I don't know where he came from for the first one. When Richo was sent off I was thinking of putting Big Craig (Ireland) on, but I kept it as it was and put him in the middle and put Bolly in at right back and we broke well and used the ball well."

He also added:
"We defended well all in all but our final ball was poor today. They had better chances no doubt about that, but we showed our battling qualites rather than playing qualities today."