The Spireites came from a goal down to beat Wealdstone 3-2 to secure their sixth successive win.
On their lead at the top, coach Danny Webb said: “We have got a cushion now and we have to try and make sure we keep that cushion so it remains in our hands for many weeks to come. It is a significant gap. I don’t think we had that last year. What it does mean is that if you do have a couple of draws further down the line you don’t hit the panic button. If we can maintain that gap, and hopefully add to it, it would be great but that will only come with consistent performances.”
Town won the game thanks to some ruthless finishing in the second-half.
Webb explained: “We were clinical but we probably could have been more clinical. We could have scored a couple more. On the whole I thought it was a decent performance. The gaffer has said that it should have been a lot easier and there are things we need to work on.
“I thought the quality got us through again, the finishes were excellent. With a bit more finesse in the final third we probably could have scored four or five. We are disappointed with the goals we conceded but when you look at the league table it is very hard to criticise too much. It is about winning and finding a way to win and we are finding a way to win through good quality.”
There were four changes to the line-up from the win against Halifax and Webb confirmed that was because of the upcoming trip to Rochdale on Tuesday night.
He added: “It is the reason you assemble a strong squad for days like today to give some players a little bit of a breather and hope that the lads come in and earn the right to potentially keep that shirt on Tuesday and not to make it an easy decision to just flip it back to what we did before and they certainly gave the manager food for thought.”