Football - Ainsworth frustrated by first half

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth was disappointed at his team's lacklustre first half display in their 2-0 loss at Chesterfield.

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Ollie Banks scored his fourth goal in three games and Armand Gnanduillet headed a second on the stroke of half time to boost Chesterfield's promotion challenge.

Tommy Lee marked his 200th League appearance for Chesterfield with a vital save to deny Billy Knott and celebrated a fourth consecutive clean sheet as Lynch reflected on a solid team display.

He said: "We didn't start the game well, we looked fearful and a little bit tired and if we had played like that in the second half I would have probably said 'bad day at the office, that's us' but to come out with that reaction and energy is very frustrating because I needed that in the first half.

"You are coming to a top team that is tipped for promotion and maybe the fear factor was there a little bit but to play the second half the way we did made me think why didn't we start the game like that.

"It's a double-edge sword, I was very encouraged by the second half when we changed the shape a bit but it shouldn't take a change of shape to get the energy levels going."

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