Chesterfield remain one point clear at the top of League Two as Oxford United's promotion hopes were dented.

Ollie Banks scored from close range after poor Oxford defending and Gary Roberts converted a penalty after Deane Smalley fouled Ian Evatt.

The U's had two men sent off in the final 10 minutes - Tom Newey for a tackle on Banks and Michael Raynes for two bookings.

And Roberts latched onto a throughball to compound Oxford's misery late on.

The U's, who finished the game with eight men after Johnny Mullins was taken off on a stretcher, are now winless in six games and have drifted eight points away from the automatic promotion spots.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 07 Darikwa
  • 15 Humphreys Booked
  • 12 Ryan
  • 23 Evatt
  • 06 Cooper
  • 10 O'Shea (Bennett - 73' )
  • 05 Morsy
  • 09 Richards (Doyle - 68' )
  • 02 Banks Booked (Kearns - 86' )
  • 11 Roberts Booked

Substitutes

  • 03 Smith
  • 04 Hird
  • 17 Doyle
  • 21 Gnanduillet
  • 29 Kearns
  • 30 Bennett
  • 35 Dunbavin

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 13 Hunt
  • 03 Newey Dismissed
  • 17 Rose
  • 04 Raynes Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 06 Wright
  • 15 Williams
  • 19 Mullins Booked
  • 10 Smalley (Constable - 70' )
  • 37 Ruffels (Rigg - 78' )
  • 11 Potter (Connolly - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Rigg
  • 09 Constable
  • 16 Whing
  • 21 Crocombe
  • 22 Wroe
  • 24 Connolly
  • 34 Bevans
Ref: Paul Tierney
Att: 6,246

Match Stats

Shots

9 3

On target

5 1

Corners

4 2

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Oxford United 0.

90:00 +3:45 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Oxford United 0.

90:00 +2:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 3, Oxford United 0. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jimmy Ryan.

90:00 +2:19

Attempt saved. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

90:00 +1:49

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Hunt.

90:00 +0:13

John Mullins went off injured after Oxford United had used all subs.

85:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Daniel Kearns replaces Oliver Banks because of an injury.

84:58

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by John Mullins.

84:03

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

83:23

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:43 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

82:27

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:27

Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

80:44 Dismissal

Dismissal Tom Newey (Oxford United) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

79:33

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:05

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

78:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. David Connolly replaces Alfie Potter.

77:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Sean Rigg replaces Josh Ruffels.

76:02

Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

75:22

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

75:22

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:14

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

73:14

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Mason Bennett replaces Jay O'Shea.

71:54 Booking

Booking Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

71:22

Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:22

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

70:26

John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:26

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

69:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. James Constable replaces Dean Smalley.

67:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle replaces Marc Richards.

66:41

Attempt missed. John Mullins (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

66:00

David Hunt (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:58

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

65:33

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:33

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

62:58

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

62:42

Attempt blocked. Alfie Potter (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:37 Booking

Booking Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

58:23

Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:50

Foul by Alfie Potter (Oxford United).

57:50

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:00

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Hunt.

52:25

Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:25

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

51:27 Booking

Booking Michael Raynes (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

51:18

Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

51:18

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:28

Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:28

Foul by Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield).

46:35

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

45:30

Hand ball by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

45:00

Second Half begins Chesterfield 2, Oxford United 0.

45:00 +1:41 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Oxford United 0.

45:00 +0:47

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Tom Newey.

44:32

Marc Richards (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:32

Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

43:00

Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:37

Foul by Liam Cooper (Chesterfield).

38:37 Booking

Booking Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

38:29

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

38:29

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:13

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

34:13

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:00

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:55

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

18:51

Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:51

Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

18:21

Marc Richards (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:21

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

17:24

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

17:24

Michael Raynes (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 2, Oxford United 0. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

14:36

Penalty Chesterfield. Marc Richards draws a foul in the penalty area.

14:36

Penalty conceded by Jake Wright (Oxford United) after a foul in the penalty area.

13:48 Booking

Booking John Mullins (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

13:37

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:37

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

8:11

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

8:11

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 1, Oxford United 0. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Roberts.

5:57

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

5:00

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:00

Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

3:20

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:20

Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

2:28

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

0:24

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

0:24

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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