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Williamson on FA Trophy defeat

14 December 2019

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After the Spireites’ exit from the FA Trophy on Saturday due to a 1-0 loss to Notts County, Charlie Williamson gave his thoughts on the game.

He said: “It’s another defeat but to be perfectly honest, if there was a little more cutting edge in the first half with the chances we created then it could have been a totally different story.

“I think for periods of the game, we looked a little bit more in control. When it’s like that we need to capitalise and when the chances come, we need to take them.

“They were always likely to have a couple of chances against us and that’s probably all they’ve had within the game. They’ve managed to take one where we’ve not managed to score so bitterly disappointed about the result.”

Charlie Wakefield made his first appearance in the starting line-up since the end of September and Williamson was impressed with what the young midfielder brought to the team.

“People like Charlie he’s not had much game time. It was an opportunity for Charlie to come and show what he’s got and I think he did alright. He obviously tired towards the end,” Williamson said.

Robbie Weir and Joe Rowley also made their first starts for a while and adapted well to slightly unfamiliar roles.

The Head of Recruitment said: “I think they did alright. Robbie’s got a lot of experience and kept the ball for us. Joe’s a young lad making his way in the game and they formed a bit of a partnership on the right.”

Chesterfield travel down to Torquay United next weekend for their last game before Christmas and Williamson talked about how the FA Trophy tie could provide confidence ahead of the trip to the South Coast.

“Because the run of the results we’ve had, we were looking at today to getting a victory under our belts and breed confidence going into the Torquay game,” he stated.

“But it wasn’t to be and we go onwards and upwards to a tough game next week and let’s see what that brings."

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