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McAlinden enjoying Ball partnership

21 February 2015

Pair scored both of Town's goal against County

Liam McAlinden believes his partnership up front with David Ball is only going to get better as the pair both got on the scoresheet this afternoon.

McAlinden pulled Town level on 25 minutes after they had fallen behind to an early Garry Thompson strike from the edge of the box.

Ball netted the winning goal midway through the second period as he slotted home from close range after some good work by Nick Haughton on the byline.

And the man on-loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers is now hoping he can add to his Cod Army tally from now until the end of the campaign.

He said: “Me and Bally have been playing together recently and we’ve scored three goals in four games between us, so hopefully we continue to click.

“Any partnership takes time but when you start playing with someone every week you start to learn their game.

“Today we started a bit differently and played closer to each other as opposed to be being split, and it’s worked out well.”

McAlinden praised the team’s character as they managed to hold on to three precious points after Stephen Crainey was sent off in the second half.

“The win has been dug out really in the end with the sending off, but we managed to get the right result and we’ll be looking to take it into next weekend now.

“We’ve all got a say in what goes on around here and we were all disappointed with the result last week because we know we’re better than that.

“There’s a lot of experience in the team and also lots of flair with the young lads going forward. We’ve got a great balance here and it’s a just a matter of clicking now.

“We seem to win one and then lose one so we need to find a consistency in what we do.

“We’ve got a lot of spirit in this team which will hopefully keep us going and we can pick up more points.

“Chesterfield is a game we should be going into looking to win, so we’ll work hard all week in training and go into it with the same mentality as today.”

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