Graham Alexander believes Fleetwood could have taken more from their clash with Chesterfield after sharing a 1-1 draw.
Jon Parkin's late strike cancelled out Liam Cooper's opener, while Jeff Hughes blazed a second-half penalty over the crossbar, to keep the Spireites one point ahead of Town at the summit of League Two.
Speaking after the match, Alexander said: "I'm content with that. It was a tough game and it was hard to go 1-0 down.
"But we've shown great character. We deserved the goal, no doubt.
"It's just a shame it didn't come earlier and we could have gone on and looked for a win.
"It was the top two in the league and neither wanted to get beaten.
"It sometimes takes a goal to open up the game and that's certainly what happened."