League One
SwindonSwindon Town0ChesterfieldChesterfield1

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.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 27Barry
  • 2Thompson
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 7GladwinSubstituted forGoddardat 45'minutes
  • 5RodgersSubstituted forThomasat 81'minutes
  • 23Ince
  • 11Brophy
  • 9Obika
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forStewartat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Thomas
  • 10Goddard
  • 12Henry
  • 16Stewart
  • 22Starkey
  • 25Conroy
  • 28Jones

Chesterfield

  • 38Stuckmann
  • 23Anderson
  • 6Evatt
  • 19Donohue
  • 24Kakay
  • 28Grimshaw
  • 8Martinez Cervera
  • 4HirdBooked at 74mins
  • 3JonesBooked at 84minsSubstituted forGardnerat 86'minutes
  • 20DennisSubstituted forEvansat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forMitchellat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 9Evans
  • 11Mitchell
  • 12Fulton
  • 22Simons
  • 25Humphreys
  • 32El-Fitouri
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
6,691

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home20
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Chesterfield 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Chesterfield 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 0, Chesterfield 1. Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Ched Evans (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Rohan Ince.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

  12. Post update

    Ched Evans (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Daniel Jones.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Goddard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Booking

    Daniel Jones (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Daniel Jones (Chesterfield).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Stewart (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Conor Thomas replaces Anton Rodgers.

  20. Post update

    Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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