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Swindon Town 0-1 Chesterfield

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
  • 29Branco
  • 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
  • 8Martínez
  • 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

Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Chesterfield 1.

Goal!

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.

Booking

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

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.

Booking

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

Substitution, Swindon Town. Conor Thomas replaces Anton Rodgers.

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

Foul by Tom Anderson (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Reece Mitchell replaces Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Rohan Ince.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jordan Stewart replaces Luke Norris.

Rohan Ince (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Sam Hird.

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

Booking

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ched Evans replaces Kristian Dennis because of an injury.

James Brophy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Jones (Chesterfield).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

goal

As It Stood

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1Sheff Utd35209664382669
2Fleetwood351810752322064
3Scunthorpe351710860382261
4Bolton34179846291760
5Bradford361417547341359
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend351412953431054
8Bristol Rovers361312115454051
9Peterborough36148144948150
10Oxford Utd33147124235749
11Rochdale33147124846249
12Walsall351213104344-149
13Wimbledon351114104745247
14MK Dons351110144545043
15Northampton36127175360-743
16Charlton35915114441342
17Gillingham361012144757-1042
18Shrewsbury36119163950-1142
19Bury36117185464-1040
20Oldham36912152336-1339
21Swindon3699183550-1536
22Port Vale33811143552-1735
23Chesterfield3587203256-2431
24Coventry35511193054-2426
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