Chesterfield manager James Rowe was left extremely encouraged by his side’s work against Eastleigh.

Rowe was speaking following yesterday evening’s 1-0 win over the Spitfires in the National League.

Akwasi Asante struck the decisive effort after 85 minutes, but Rowe was also keen to highlight their defensive solidity.

He told the club website: “It’s always about the performance and I think to restrict the opposition to zero shots tells its own story really.

“I’m delighted about the performance. Credit to Eastleigh, though.

“I thought in the second half, when they changed their shape, towards the back-end of the game they started getting a foothold. They had a few dangerous set-plays.

“There was some really good football; variation, short, long and great forward running. The goal has come from a forward run from Nathan (Tyson).”

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