Chesterfield showed 'great character' to knock Boston United out of FA Trophy - James Rowe

Spireites boss happy with fightback and shootout success...

James Rowe. Photo: Oliver Atkin.

Chesterfield boss James Rowe believes his Chesterfield side showed 'great character' to come from behind to knock Boston United out of the FA Trophy.

Scott Garner's opener was cancelled out by a Haydn Hollis header before the Spireites progressed 4-1 on penalties.

United may have stretched their unbeaten run to nine matches, but manager Craig Elliott was left frustrated by a lack of firepower following a third consecutive draw.

Rowe, however, praised his much-changed side.

“We showed great character to come back from one-nil down," the former Gloucester City boss said.

“I thought we created three clear-cut opportunities in the first half but did not punish them and we paid the price.

“I was really pleased with Joe Rowley and Liam Mandeville, they were a threat with the ball and they worked hard.

“A few of the lads said they felt leggy and it was a big ask to come here against a team who have not lost since December 5 so it is pleasing to get the victory.”

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