Chesterfield's survival hopes continued to fade as Scunthorpe came from behind to take the three points.

Craig Westcarr put the home side in front with a 10-yard finish.

Jordan Robertson levelled when he converted a cross from Conor McAleny, who then laid on the pass for Josh Walker to sweep the Iron in front.

Robertson doubled his personal tally with a 20-yard curler before Andy Barcham slotted home to round off an emphatic Scunthorpe victory.

The rock-bottom Spirites are now 10 points adrift of safety in League One, while Scunthorpe have moved five points clear of the drop zone.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager John Sheridan tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It's very disappointing and I can't accept that performance.

"I'll hold my hands up at whether I'm picking the right team or if I'm doing the best job I can.

"So I'll hold my hands up because when you see a performance like that I totally understand everyone's reaction.

"Listen I won't be going anywhere, I'm going to carry on. I'll take what is thrown at me and there's still is a chance of getting out the position we're in."

Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Humberside:

"What we did really well today was defend when we had to defend and then when we had the chances put them in the back of the net.

"In the second half I thought we were very good. It's been an outstanding month for us and the players deserve the rewards.

"When you work as hard as they have since Christmas you can see it in our form and the way they play.

"I thought the whole back four and the goal-keeper were excellent again but the team as a whole just functioned really well."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 02 Trotman (Smith - 82' )
  • 05 Thompson
  • 12 Ridehalgh
  • 18 Hurst
  • 07 Allott (Randall - 73' Booked )
  • 30 Moussa
  • 09 Westcarr
  • 16 Mendy (Ajose - 72' )
  • 21 Bowery
  • 25 Talbot

Substitutes

  • 06 Ford
  • 28 Smith
  • 10 Whitaker
  • 23 Randall
  • 11 Ajose

Scunthorpe

  • 13 Slocombe
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Byrne Booked
  • 15 Reid Booked
  • 25 Reckford
  • 07 Ryan
  • 12 Mozika (O'Connor - 84' )
  • 14 Walker Booked (Togwell - 78' )
  • 10 Robertson
  • 21 Barcham
  • 26 McAleny

Substitutes

  • 01 Lillis
  • 03 Nolan
  • 04 Togwell
  • 08 O'Connor
  • 22 Gibbons
Ref: Haines
Att: 6,152

Match Stats

Shots

18 11

On target

11 7

Corners

4 4

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:37 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:38

Jordan Robertson takes a shot. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

90:00 +2:33

Cliff Byrne is penalised for a handball. Tommy Lee takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:39 Booking

Booking The referee shows Mark Randall a yellow card.

90:00 +1:16

Mark Randall concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael O'Connor. Cliff Byrne restarts play with the free kick.

89:55

Craig Westcarr crosses the ball.

89:14

Franck Moussa has a drilled shot. David Mirfin gets a block in.

89:02

The ball is sent over by Craig Westcarr, clearance made by Paul Reid.

87:18

Craig Westcarr has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

86:32

Drew Talbot takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.

85:17

Shot by Craig Westcarr. Paul Reid gets a block in.

84:07

Jordan Robertson crosses the ball, blocked by Mark Randall. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Togwell.

83:08 Substitution

Substitution Michael O'Connor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Damien Mozika.

81:54 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Smith is brought on as a substitute for Neal Trotman.

80:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Barcham - Chesterfld 1 - 4 Scunthorpe Goal scored by Andy Barcham from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-4 Scunthorpe.

79:58

Nick Ajose produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

77:08 Substitution

Substitution Sam Togwell replaces Josh Walker.

77:08

Effort from inside the area by Conor McAleny misses to the left of the goal.

74:41

The assist for the goal came from Josh Walker.

74:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Robertson - Chesterfld 1 - 3 Scunthorpe A goal is scored by Jordan Robertson from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-3 Scunthorpe.

73:50

Jordan Robertson fouled by Neal Trotman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

73:18

The ball is crossed by Jordan Bowery, clearance by David Mirfin.

71:37 Substitution

Substitution Mark Randall is brought on as a substitute for Mark Allott.

71:37 Substitution

Substitution Nick Ajose on for Noel Alexandre Mendy.

70:09

Franck Moussa takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Paul Reid. The ball is crossed by Jordan Bowery, save by Sam Slocombe.

68:07

Craig Westcarr crosses the ball, save made by Sam Slocombe.

67:47

The ball is swung over by Noel Alexandre Mendy, clearance made by David Mirfin.

67:28

Jordan Bowery takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Cliff Byrne gets a block in.

66:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Mirfin on Jordan Bowery. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Ridehalgh from left channel, clearance made by David Mirfin.

64:38

The assist for the goal came from Conor McAleny.

64:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Walker - Chesterfld 1 - 2 Scunthorpe Josh Walker finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-2 Scunthorpe.

61:18

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jordan Bowery. Paul Reid takes the free kick.

56:31

The ball is delivered by Jordan Bowery, Paul Reid gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Franck Moussa.

55:24

Mark Allott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Conor McAleny. The ball is sent over by Josh Walker, David Mirfin has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

53:34

Drilled left-footed shot by Liam Ridehalgh. Blocked by Paul Reid.

53:07

Foul by Paul Reid on Craig Westcarr, free kick awarded. Craig Westcarr takes the free kick.

51:43

Shot from inside the area by Drew Talbot clears the bar.

50:17

A cross is delivered by Drew Talbot, clearance made by Paul Reid.

49:35

A cross is delivered by Craig Westcarr.

47:35

Inswinging corner taken by Jimmy Ryan, save by Tommy Lee. Josh Walker takes the outswinging corner, Jimmy Ryan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

46:02

Cliff Byrne concedes a free kick for a foul on Noel Alexandre Mendy. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Franck Moussa from left channel.

45:08

The ball is crossed by Noel Alexandre Mendy, Damien Mozika makes a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +3:29 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:59

The ball is crossed by Drew Talbot, clearance made by David Mirfin.

45:00 +1:09

Jordan Bowery produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Damien Mozika gets a block in. Corner from right by-line taken by Franck Moussa.

43:36

Handball by Jimmy Ryan. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.

40:13

Drew Talbot delivers the ball, Sam Slocombe manages to make a clearance.

39:42 Booking

Booking Cliff Byrne receives a caution for dissent.

39:15

Foul by Jordan Robertson on Mark Allott, free kick awarded. James Hurst takes the direct free kick.

38:54

Liam Ridehalgh sends in a cross.

37:48

Craig Westcarr fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Sam Slocombe.

37:48 Booking

Booking The referee books Josh Walker for dissent.

37:27

Damien Mozika challenges Noel Alexandre Mendy unfairly and gives away a free kick.

37:12

The ball is swung over by Conor McAleny, Josh Thompson makes a clearance.

36:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Thompson on Conor McAleny. Cliff Byrne restarts play with the free kick.

35:45

Drew Talbot fouled by Jamie Reckord, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.

34:32

Mark Allott produces a cross, Noel Alexandre Mendy takes a shot. Blocked by Cliff Byrne.

33:57

The ball is delivered by Craig Westcarr, Josh Walker makes a clearance.

30:43

The ball is delivered by Jamie Reckord.

30:08

Jimmy Ryan challenges Liam Ridehalgh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Ridehalgh restarts play with the free kick.

29:29

Drew Talbot crosses the ball, save by Sam Slocombe.

29:08

Shot by Jordan Bowery. Blocked by David Mirfin.

27:34

Assist on the goal came from Conor McAleny.

27:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Robertson - Chesterfld 1 - 1 Scunthorpe A goal is scored by Jordan Robertson from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-1 Scunthorpe.

26:59

The referee blows for offside against Jordan Robertson. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

25:30

James Hurst produces a cross, clearance by Cliff Byrne.

24:51

Effort from 18 yards by Josh Walker. Drew Talbot gets a block in.

24:35

Centre by Jordan Robertson, clearance made by Josh Thompson.

23:20

Unfair challenge on Conor McAleny by Neal Trotman results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Josh Walker from left channel, Noel Alexandre Mendy manages to make a clearance.

22:37

Drilled right-footed shot by Conor McAleny. Mark Allott gets a block in.

20:37

Assist on the goal came from Neal Trotman.

20:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Westcarr - Chesterfld 1 - 0 Scunthorpe Craig Westcarr finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 1-0 Scunthorpe.

19:20

The ball is sent over by Liam Ridehalgh, comfortable save by Sam Slocombe.

17:06

Franck Moussa challenges Jamie Reckord unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

16:29

Jordan Bowery produces a cross, blocked by Jamie Reckord. Outswinging corner taken by Franck Moussa, Josh Thompson takes a shot. Clearance by Paul Reid.

13:14

The ball is crossed by Liam Ridehalgh, Header on goal by Josh Thompson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

13:14 Booking

Booking Booking for Paul Reid for unsporting behaviour.

12:44

Jordan Bowery fouled by Paul Reid, the ref awards a free kick.

10:47

Unfair challenge on Jordan Robertson by Neal Trotman results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Walker.

9:40

Corner from left by-line taken by Franck Moussa.

8:46

Jordan Bowery is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

7:38

Jordan Bowery is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

6:40

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Walker, Tommy Lee makes a save.

5:42

The offside flag is raised against Noel Alexandre Mendy. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

4:14

The referee gives a free kick against Liam Ridehalgh for handball. Strike comes in from Josh Walker from the free kick, Tommy Lee makes a save.

3:42

Franck Moussa takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

3:12

Franck Moussa takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.

0:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Reid on Jordan Bowery. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Ridehalgh from left channel, Andy Barcham makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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