Chesterfield first-team coach Kevin Lynch was delighted to leave Bury with three points on Saturday afternoon.
After the Shakers dominated the first half, promotion-favourites Chesterfield responded strongly after the break and claimed a 2-0 victory thanks to goals for Jay O'Shea and Marc Richards.
"It was a game of two halves and Bury is always a tough place to come," said Lynch.
"The lads conducted themselves superbly and they got the rewards for the hard work they put in during the first half.
"Full credit to the players because they dug in deep and gave a great account of themselves. It's a good pat on the back for the boys.
"It's important for any club to have strength in depth and competition for places. That's what we've got here and all the lads are champing at the bit to play a part.
"We got two great individual goals. Good players always find time and space to play and we have got good players at this club. We're one team and we're all united and it has to stay that way.
"There will be some disappointments because the gaffer can't pick 16 players, he has to pick 11 but the key message is we stick together and that was shown in our performance."