Chesterfield manager Lee Richardson hailed his side's battling qualities as they 'ground out' a 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Bournemouth.
The Cherries were denied a point as Alan Connell had his penalty brilliantly saved by Spireites goalkeeper Tommy Lee in the 72nd minute as Jack Lester's 15th goal of the season proved decisive for the home side.
"It was a ground out result, especially in the second half," said Richardson.
"I thought we played well in the first half when we were the more threatening side but super Tommy Lee pulled us out of the mire again with a great penalty save.
"Bournemouth are as good a side as we have played for a while and if they don't get too despondent I think they might just sneak out of it.
"We were hanging on at the end but the important thing is that we saw it through. That was an ugly win for us and I am delighted."
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