“The group is in good spirits”

Following a 2-0 defeat to Stockport County at Edgeley Park, James Rowe gave his thoughts on how his side performed.

He said: “There was nothing in the game. As an away team coming into that passage in the second half, when we are on the ascendancy, it’s perfect.

“At that stage I was very comfortable on the sideline. We had more possession and more final third entries in the second half and we were looking dangerous.

“The goal changes the game and the second goal I’m disappointed about because we have to stop the cross.

“It’s still six points from the first three out of isolation, so two points a game. Other than the goals, I thought we played well again.”

Just before the first goal, Stockport were awarded a controversial throw-in. Rowe disputed the decision and thought it changed the game.

“The refereeing decisions changed the game,” Rowe said. “The lineman has been overruled and then it has ended up in the back of our net.

“We’ve got to do better ourselves for the goal, granted, but the scenario should never happen. It’s disappointing.”

It’s another quick turnaround for the Spireites with high-flying Eastleigh visiting the Technique Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Rowe turned his focus to the next game, saying: “We’ve got to flip the mindset now and be positive. We have another game on Tuesday and they come thick and fast. We can’t dwell.

“We’ll be back in Monday; the group is in good spirits. They know where they perhaps could have done better today.”