Stanley’s Lee Molyneux thinks that yesterday’s win over league leaders Chesterfield was “unbelievable” –  and feels his hat-trick was better than the one he bagged against Barnet last season.

The midfielder scored three first half goals to give the Reds a 3-1 win against the Spireites.

“It’s an unbelievable win, especially with us going down to ten men as well,” he said. “We’ve had to work very hard for the victory but we’re on 40 points now and what a way to do it!

“I think it was 16th March last year when I scored a hat-trick against Barnet. To be honest I haven’t really thought too much about the goals. I’m just happy to be playing football again and that’s the main reason why I came back here. Every goal’s a bonus and that today was better than my first one.

“Everyone jokes and says that I haven’t got a right foot but if it’s there to have a go then I’ll have a pop. Luckily it trickled into the corner!”

Molyneux went up against his two managers from last season, Paul Cook and Leam Richardson, but the idea of not celebrating didn’t enter his head.

“It was strange having Cooky and Leam in the other dugout but they’re at Chesterfield now and I’m sure if Chesterfield had scored three they would have been jumping up and down,” he added. “It didn’t really matter that we were playing against them. Maybe it gave us an added incentive? It meant a lot to the fans, there was a great turnout from home and away fans and it was a nice victory for us!”