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Pemberton disappointed after Spireites lose at Wealdstone

John Pemberton felt his side didn't play well enough to deserve anything from their trip to Wealdstone on Tuesday night.

The Spireites lost 3-2 despite going ahead early on through Tom Denton's penalty, Denton netting again late on but that coming after Wealdstone had opened up a two-goal lead.

And Pemberton told the Derbyshire Times that despite working hard, the quality wasn't there from his side.

He said: "(We were) not good enough first half. In the second-half we huffed and puffed, but I don’t think we played well at all tonight. We showed a lot of endeavour, but we didn’t play well.

“It is probably the worst we have played the first half.

“I thought we had them on the backfoot in the second half, but the strike at the end absolutely kills us.

“It was a perfect start but sod’s law my centre forward has to come off. If he had been alright I think we could have caused them all sorts of problems because they were playing such a high line which is why I started him.

“The first two goals were poor goals to give away. We can’t do anything about the third one, it is a wonder strike.”

"I was a bit disappointed with the officials - I thought they would be better.

“We had the ball in the net for 3-3, the ref said it was a foul on the goalkeeper [by Scott Boden], no chance it is a foul. He has to go for it.

“We will just have to lick our wounds again.”

Chesterfield now prepare to face Stockport County in the FA Cup on Saturday.