"Lack of cutting edge cost us," says Chesterfield FC chief scout after FA Trophy defeat to Notts County

Chesterfield need to “capitalise” more on the chances they are creating, according to chief scout Charlie Williamson, who was speaking after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Notts County in the FA Trophy first round.

Saturday, 14th December 2019, 5:31 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th December 2019, 1:12 pm
Notts County players celebrate with Kristian Dennis after he scored the winning goal: Picture Steve Flynn/AHPIX LTD.
Notts County players celebrate with Kristian Dennis after he scored the winning goal: Picture Steve Flynn/AHPIX LTD.

The Spireites missed a number of opportunities in the first-half and paid the price when ex-Spireite Kristian Dennis bagged the winner on 72 minutes.

Williamson, who was sent out to speak to the media after the game, said: “Another defeat but to be perfectly honest if you analyse the game today compared to what we have been like in previous games we did keep the ball a lot better and a little bit more of a cutting edge first-half with the chances we created and it could have been a totally different story.

“But while ever it is 0-0 going into half-time it is always a dodgy scoreline for us and the way that we have been (playing) there is always likely to be a couple of chances against us and that is probably all they have had within the game but obviously they have managed to take one where we have not managed to score so (we are) bitterly disappointed about the result.”

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He added: “Without saying that we have actually dominated the game I think for periods of the game we looked more in control than what we have been and obviously when it is like that, in the position we are in, we need to capitalise when we do get our noses in front.”