"I thought we were excellent," said Knill, the former Chesterfield assistant manager. "They're a good side, probably the form side in the league, but I just thought we were the better team. It was a fair result."
Neither side looked at their best in a forgettable first half for a crowd of 2,504.
But Knill continued: "I thought that we played pretty well in that first half. It was just the final bit.
"I thought we moved it around really well. It was just that final bit of quality. Fortunately we got that in the second half."