Match ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Chesterfield 1.
Chesterfield have been relegated to League Two after a comfortable defeat by promotion hopefuls Scunthorpe.
The Spireites, who beat Port Vale to prevent their relegation from being confirmed on Friday, will join Coventry City in the fourth tier next season after a three-year stay in League One.
The Iron dominated the game from start to finish, controlling possession and territory to secure themselves a top-six finish.
They took the lead in the 21st minute via Paul McGinn's own goal. He headed into his own net after Josh Morris' corner had been flicked on at the near post by Neal Bishop.
Scunthorpe added a second goal eight minutes before the break, Ivan Toney leaping to beat goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann to Bishop's looping cross and nod home.
Devoid of attacking ideas and seemingly reluctant to push for a route back into the game, the second period followed pretty much the same, one-sided pattern.
And, though Stuckmann came to the away side's rescue when denying Paddy Madden and a cracking curler from Stephen Dawson, he could not keep out another clumsy goal when Toney bagged his second in the 73rd minute.
Tom Anderson headed in a consolation goal in stoppage time, but by then the Spireites' fate was sealed.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 2WisemanBooked at 83mins
- 5M Wallace
- 26NessSubstituted forMantomat 75'minutes
- 9MaddenSubstituted forvan Veenat 69'minutes
- 24ToneySubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes
- 10van Veen
- 39RowleySubstituted forWakefieldat 85'minutes
- 22SimonsSubstituted forMitchellat 34'minutes
- 15FaupalaSubstituted forJonesat 68'minutes
- 8Martinez Cervera
- Darren Drysdale
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Chesterfield 1.
Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Chesterfield 1. Tom Anderson (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Gardner following a corner.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by David Mirfin.
Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Charlie Wakefield replaces Joe Rowley.
Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Paul McGinn (Chesterfield).
Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United).
Paul McGinn (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Craig Davies replaces Ivan Toney.
Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Jamie Ness.
Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Chesterfield 0. Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin van Veen.