'We got our just rewards,' says Chesterfield boss James Rowe after dramatic comeback win against King's Lynn Town
Boss James Rowe said Chesterfield got their ‘just rewards’ after a dramatic comeback win against King’s Lynn on Saturday.
Two goals in a minute in the second-half from substitutes Nathan Tyson and Tom Whelan flipped the game around after Sonny Carey’s free-kick gave the LInnets the lead.
The victory is the Spireites’ fifth in a row and cements their place in the play-off positions.
“Second-half I thought we upped the intensity again and we fully deserved the win,” Rowe said.
“In the end the pressure told.
“It is about the squad and it is important we have impacts off the bench.
“It is win at all costs at this stage and we certainly did that.
“I was really pleased with the reaction, showed great character, spirit and we punctured through them in the end and got the two goals.
“Over the course of the 90 minutes we played with a real intensity and we got our just rewards.
“It is a learning process but wow, five wins on the bounce, we have got to be happy with that.”
Tyson scored his first goal of the season when he swivelled and finished high into the net with 15 minutes to go after Goerge Carline’s cross found him in space in the box.
And 60 seconds later another Carline cross reached Whelan who fired in for his fifth goal in a Blues shirt.
“In the first 15 minutes I thought it was the best intensity we have had,” Rowe said on the first-half performance.
“It was penalty area entry after penalty area entry but it was not good enough in the final bit, the final pass.
“They changed to a diamond formation after the substitute and we did not get to grips with it in the first five minutes and they scored. We left two v two at the back, (Curtis) Weston was not close enough, so small details like that matter. It was a good finish from the free-kick.
“It was disappointing to concede in the period where they had just made the sub, not good enough really from our point of view but we are still learning.”