Match ends, Stevenage 5, Chesterfield 1.
Stevenage won for the first time in nine league games, thrashing Chesterfield to leave their visitors mired in the League Two relegation zone.
Matt Godden struck twice in the second half to take his tally to 12 goals in all competitions this season and wrap up Stevenage's biggest league win in more than a year.
The hosts took the lead inside 13 minutes when a dangerous low cross by Alex Samuel was turned in from close range by Danny Newton at the near post.
A mistake by Ian Evatt led to Boro's second in the 28th minute, the veteran defender misjudging a long ball to allow Dale Gorman through on goal and he calmly found the bottom corner.
Chesterfield momentarily had a foothold when Dennis headed in Andy Kellett's 42nd-minute cross but the hosts immediately restored their two-goal cushion when Newton's cross-shot took a deflection and beat Jake Eastwood.
The result was then effectively wrapped up five minutes into the second half, as Chesterfield failed to deal with Terence Vancooten's long ball, allowing Godden to run on and finish.
The hosts were not finished there either, as Gorman did superbly down the right before sliding through Godden, who dinked the ball over Eastwood for his second.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 1FryerBooked at 90mins
- 4KingSubstituted forFranksat 79'minutes
- 15SamuelSubstituted forKennedyat 67'minutes
- 24GoddenSubstituted forGrayat 74'minutes
- 4HirdBooked at 45mins
- 6EvattSubstituted forDimaioat 32'minutes
- 24KellettSubstituted forDe Girolamoat 73'minutes
- 19De Girolamo
- Craig Hicks
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stevenage 5, Chesterfield 1.
Joe Fryer (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.
Fraser Franks (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).
Foul by Jamie Gray (Stevenage).
Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).
Jerome Binnom-Williams (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Mark McKee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Joe Rowley (Chesterfield).
Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).
Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) because of an injury.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ronnie Henry.
Attempt blocked. Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.