CHESTERFIELD assistant manager Danny Webb fumed at the Spireites' lack of cutting edge in front of goal in their 2-1 defeat to York City on Saturday.

Webb was frustrated to fall to defeat to York after goals from Maz Kouhyar and Dipo Akinyemi cancelled out Joe Quigley’s early opener, with the champions dropping points to City in front of a record-breaking crowd at the LNER Community Stadium.

The Chesterfield assistant boss felt that his side should have held a more comfortable advantage heading into the half-time break, and went on to credit the Minstermen for a battling performance.

“It was okay. At half-time we should have been four up and we weren’t,” Webb told the Chesterfield media team.

“As much as you concede goals, you don’t take chances. For the first 20 minutes we were ever so good, we got a little bit sloppy going into half-time and gave York a little bit of oxygen.

“At the start of the second-half, Boot has made a really good save where the message at the half-time was to give them nothing to be excited about, and they nearly score.

“That was disappointing, and then two goals where we have given the ball away in similar positions around that halfway mark.

“They’ve had two counter-attacks which we have conceded from, which is once again very disappointing.

“It’s similar to a couple of goals at Halifax, all we’ve got to do like we did at Halifax is to regroup and give our home fans something to sign about on Monday.

“It sums up our early passages of play in the game, we had a really good feeling about it with the way that we were playing.

“We were really calm all over and the supporters were in full voice, we just dropped off a little bit before half-time and they got the two goals.

“It flattens it a little bit, and then after that in the final third we were wasteful.

“We threw men towards getting a result and it left us open and vulnerable, maybe for another counter-attack.”

Webb went on to praise York and believes that City are in a ‘false position’ with some threats all over the pitch, admitting that the Minstermen won the contest ‘fair and square’.

Webb continued: “Fair play to York today, they won fair and square, but over the course of the season we have beaten teams fair and square.

“I’m disappointed that the away fans haven’t had a nice journey home with a nice three points.

“To go home as champions is great, but for the manager that isn’t enough at the moment, he wants our standards and results to stay high.

“They’ve got some good players have York and are in a little bit of a false position, but obviously it’s not because they have got the points total that they have.

“They have threats all over the pitch and sadly today we gifted them a couple of opportunities, on another day we don’t gift them.”

Webb also paid homage to City defender Thierry Latty-Fairweather, who exited the pitch in first-half stoppage time on a stretcher after a concerning injury in the middle of the pitch.

The Chesterfield assistant went on to check with the York players and ask for an update on Latty-Fairweather, wishing the young full-back all the best in his recovery.

“We asked a few of their lads that weren’t involved in the tunnel at half-time, and they said that he was okay.

“When you see someone coming off with a neck brace and oxygen, it puts football into perspective, hopefully the lad is okay.”

York provided an update on Latty-Fairweather on Saturday evening, confirming that the defender had been cleared of any injury after a precautionary visit to the hospital.