Chesterfield boss Paul Cook praised his side's 'fantastic' performance in their 6-0 home win over Colchester.
The Spireites, sixth in League One, led 3-0 inside 20 minutes on Tuesday.
"They had some big moments and our keeper made a great save at 0-0 but it was one of those nights where everything has gone our way," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.
"The players deserve great credit because it was everything that I like about the game."
He added: "The energy levels were good and we moved the ball well and we saw the result of a fantastic team performance."
Chesterfield, who are looking to secure back-to-back promotions after winning the League Two title last season, are now seven points clear of seventh-placed Rochdale.
Dale have a game in hand on Cook's side but should Keith Hill's men lose at Gillingham on Saturday and Chesterfield win at Oldham, the Spireites will be sure of their place in the play-offs.
"It would be fantastic for the supporters but we're not there yet and if we don't get there then I'll be the first to congratulate whoever does," Cook said.