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Cox: "The fans have been our 12th man."

Sam Cox says the target of winning the last four games remains on track as the Stones made it two wins out of two with another stunning home win on Saturday.

Less than 48 hours after a riotous 4-2 win over Dorking Wanderers, the Stones dug real deep to clinch a 1-0 win over champions Chesterfield at The Vale which was rocking.

"Nothing changes for us," said Cox, the interim manager. "We had a target for winning these four games and there is positive feeling on the terraces, in the ground and in the changing room. We are not done yet and it's not over. We want to try and finish as high as possible."

The Stones won it with a 75-minute goal from Dillon De Silva and become the first side in the league since Boxing Day to prevent Chesterfield from scoring.

"It's amazing. All I said to the lads was to give me everything and leave their heart and soul on the pitch. And they've done that. They've been given lots of information and a strategy. We didn't just think we could get a win. We truly believed it and that's the attitude we've all got. It was an unbelievable performance. We were fantastic.

"I had no doubt. I have full trust in whoever comes in as these boys are fighting for this club. These boys care. We didn't get the result against Southend but the fans could see they were fighting and that they care. I'm so proud of each and everyone of them.

"The fans have been brilliant. They've pulled us through this ridiculous schedule. Three games in a week wouldn't have been possible without a 12th man."

Cox reserved some special and emotional words for a special young man.

"It was summed up by young Sam Acres who I've know from my last time here. He's in a wheelchair and his dad came up to me at the end and said Sam has never been able to kick a ball and all he has ever wanted is to feel that feeling. And he said he's felt that the last two games. That really hit home."

Chesterfield Assistant Manager Danny Webb was magnanimous in defeat.

"The gaffer [Paul Cook] was very very angry. It was really disappointing. We've lost three on the trot and we've got to make sure the season doesn't peter out.

"Wealdstone are part time. They worked very hard. Fair play to them. They deserved it."

The Stones host Eastleigh on Tuesday night before heading to Oldham on Saturday. You can get tickets for the Eastleigh game HERE, with Under-19s priced at £1 when purchased in advance.

*Pictures by Sean Troup


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