Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Chesterfield 1.
Substitute Reece Mitchell struck in the third minute of time added on as Chesterfield bolstered their League One survival hopes with victory at fellow strugglers Swindon.
Mitchell was introduced in the final 10 minutes, replacing the ineffective Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, and the change proved an inspired one as he netted his first goal of the season.
The Spireites' first win in eight league matches means they are now eight points adrift of 20th-placed Oldham, while Swindon remain three adrift of safety.
The Robins had the first chance of the game in the 14th minute when Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill picked out Luke Norris at the far post but the striker stabbed his effort wide.
Swindon then missed another sitter five minutes later after Anton Rodgers' free-kick found an unmarked Nathan Thompson but he sent his shot over the bar.
Chesterfield had to wait until the stroke of half-time to register an attempt at goal when Liam Grimshaw tried his luck from range but he failed to hit the target.
Jon Obika then went close for the Robins in the 63rd minute when he was gifted a free header in the area but he could not direct it on target.
Chesterfield then won it through Mitchell after he latched onto Ched Evans' cross to give his side a vital victory with the last kick of the match.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 29Rossi Branco
- 7GladwinSubstituted forGoddardat 45'minutes
- 5RodgersSubstituted forThomasat 81'minutes
- 33NorrisSubstituted forStewartat 79'minutes
- 8Martinez Cervera
- 4HirdBooked at 74mins
- 3JonesBooked at 84minsSubstituted forGardnerat 86'minutes
- 20DennisSubstituted forEvansat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 10Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forMitchellat 80'minutes
- Chris Sarginson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Chesterfield 1.
Goal! Swindon Town 0, Chesterfield 1. Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Ched Evans (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).
Attempt saved. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Rohan Ince.
Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).
Ched Evans (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Daniel Jones.
Attempt saved. John Goddard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
(Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Daniel Jones (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
Daniel Jones (Chesterfield).
Attempt blocked. Jordan Stewart (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Substitution, Swindon Town. Conor Thomas replaces Anton Rodgers.
Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.