Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Chesterfield 0.
Mike Jones scored a crucial winner for Oldham against Chesterfield to improve their chances of avoiding relegation.
Midfielder Jones found the corner from 25 yards in the second half after receiving the ball from Matt Palmer.
Aaron Amadi-Holloway shot just wide earlier on, with Spireites keeper Tommy Lee doing well to foil Curtis Main.
Lee also tipped over Tommy Thiele's volley following the goal, while Chesterfield failed to muster a clear-cut chance despite late possession.
Oldham remain in the bottom four despite the three points, but behind Fleetwood on goal difference only, while the visitors are just two points above them in 18th place.
Oldham boss John Sheridan told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I thought we thoroughly deserved the three points.
"First half, I thought we were the better team, had one or two half chances. Their keeper has been involved a lot more than ours has.
"We kept going and pushing on, leading up to the goal. Obviously (we were) panicking in the last probably 10 minutes, they were throwing balls in the box and we're a bit edgy clearing things. It's a massive win for us.
"It's about the team, not the individuals, me or anyone, it's about us as a group. As a team, we were probably a seven out of 10, and that's what got us the result."
- 11ForteSubstituted forThieleat 72'minutesSubstituted forCassidyat 90+1'minutes
- 10HollowaySubstituted forJonesat 61'minutes
- 23AndersonBooked at 29mins
- 13Campbell-RyceSubstituted forO'Sheaat 56'minutes
- 28AriyibiSubstituted forOrrellat 83'minutes
- 9Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forSlewat 66'minutes
- Tony Harrington
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Chesterfield 0.
Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Liam Kelly.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jake Cassidy replaces Timmy Thiele because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Timmy Thiele (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.
Foul by Timmy Thiele (Oldham Athletic).
Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).
Jordan Slew (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Chesterfield) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Jake Orrell replaces Gboly Ariyibi.
Foul by Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic).
Jordan Slew (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Thomas Lee.
Attempt saved. Timmy Thiele (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.