York City boss praises 'unbelievable result' against Chesterfield

York City manager Adam Hinshelwood said it was an ‘unbelievable result’ for his team to beat champions Chesterfield 2-1.
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The Minsterman, who were just above the relegation zone before kick-off, came from a goal down at half-time to overcome the champions on Good Friday.

The Spireites took an early lead and had chances to go further in front but the hosts were much-improved after the break.

“It is an unbelievable result,” Hinshelwood said.

York City manager Adam Hinshelwood.York City manager Adam Hinshelwood.
York City manager Adam Hinshelwood.
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"We played an unbelievable side – you can see why they are champions so early. Some of their football is great to watch.

"Paul Cook, I have got so much admiration for the job he has done.

“We said to the players at half-time that we are not in a position to give up at any moment. We felt that if we could get one and get the crowd behind us we could get a bit of momentum and we certainly got that.

"I said to the players at half-time that we needed to show more quality in the final third. I thought we go into the final third well at times in the first-half but against these teams you can’t be as wasteful as what we were.

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"I think Rory (Watson) kept us in the game – if we go 2-0 down in the first-half then we would really be up against it.”

There was a lengthy stoppage before half-time after Thierry Latty-Fairweather was stretchered off after colliding with Ollie Banks.

Hinshelwood added: "He was feeling a bit of pain in his neck and going down to his back. We are all praying it is nothing too serious.”

A later statement from York confirmed it was positive news.

They said: "Thierry was sent to hospital as a precaution following the 43rd minute incident, but has now been cleared of any injury.

“Thank you to the medical staff involved throughout the situation, and the swift response provided to care for Thierry.”