Cook praises supporters

Manager Paul Cook praised the supporters after his side’s disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Maidenhead United

Maidenhead took the lead in the 45th minute when Arthur managed to get in behind the Spireites defence and slot the ball past Lucas Covolan.

Nathaniel-George doubled Maidenhead’s lead in the 49th minute after getting a shot away inside the box on the left-hand side, beating Covolan.

In time added on, Tyrone Williams pulled a goal back for the Spireites, heading the ball home following a corner.

Cook said: “It was just disappointing. First and foremost, fantastic crowd, really good energy from the supporters, completely not backed up by us in any way, shape or form.

“We were lacklustre, we never set any tempo in the game, we never showed any energy, we allowed Maidenhead to feel that it would be a nice comfortable afternoon.

“In my opinion, it developed into a nice comfortable afternoon until probably the last two of three minutes when we got a goal and all of a sudden people want to start running more and show more urgency but that should have come at 3 o’clock.

“We were poor, really disappointing for our supporters because they’ve turned up in unbelievable numbers to back the team, and the team deserve that.

“Let’s have it right, the team fully deserve that support. Today we haven’t let them down, but you feel like you have because it wasn’t a good performance from us today.”