Date: 12th February 2014 at 6:49pm
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Well it was a long time coming but new manager Chris Hargreaves finally got the chance to manage a game on the Plainmoor turf, unfortunately a slow start in the game cost us any of the points on offer.

Two goals from Northampton Town’s Emile Sinclair basically put the game beyond us inside of the opening 20 minutes, and despite Krystian Pearce getting us a consolation it was a mountain to climb.

It’s not as though Northampton started brightly for Hargreaves though, it was sloppy defending in his eyes and he fails to see an excuse for it because it cost us the game, and we are now left looking to league leaders Chesterfield for points.

Speaking to the Official Site following the two one loss, he explained.

‘We gave ourselves a mountain to climb and it’s a learning curve for the younger players in our team. As well as they did against Portsmouth, some decisions were rash and we paid for it. We huffed and puffed in the second half, but we didn’t do enough. No complaints about the first goal, you have to deal with the pass and not expect help from the referee. It was two of the same type of balls played through for their goals and that’s very disappointing.’

Hargreaves goes on to say he knows the players tried their best and gave their all to get back into the game but at two nil down your best efforts don’t always equal a reward and we saw that at the full time whistle.

One positive was the response of the team to go out and try and turn things around, and Hargreaves was pleased with the goal we scored and he credited Jordan Chapell for being a big influence when he came off the bench as he really was a bright spark on a tough pitch.

Onwards and upwards to Chesterfield now hopefully with some harsh lessons learned.