Spireites Defeated in Fourth Consecutive Fixture.
Chesterfield fell to defeat against Swindon Town by a 4-0 scoreline at the Proact Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Nicky Ajose struck twice for the Robins, whilst finishes from Louis Thompson and Jonathan Obika aided in securing a simple three points for the away side.
Dean Saunders made a total of five alterations for this particular encounter, as Charlie Raglan, Liam O'Neil, Ollie Banks, Rai Simons and Gboly Ariyibi took the places of Richard Wood, Sam Hird, Chris Herd, Dan Gardner and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.
With three minutes on the clock, the away side opened the scoring through Ajose’s instinctive finish after the forward met a low cross on the six-yard line. Just 12 minutes later, the visitors doubled their advantage through Thompson’s strike from the edge of the area which nestled straight into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.
A short pass was met by Simons, who evaded his marker and found space before firing waywardly wide of the opposing goalkeeper’s post. O'Neil advanced down the right-hand side and delivered towards the head of Jay O'Shea, but the midfielder’s effort left much to be desired.
Waiting on the left-hand side, Banks eventually picked up possession prior to striking an opposing defender’s hand with his effort only for the referee to signal play to continue. Daniel Jones met a driven delivery inside the area and volleyed wide of the post when firmly expected to reduce the deficit.
Just before the half-time whistle, O'Shea unleashed a forceful attempt from distance that cannoned against the crossbar and went out of play for a goal-kick.
As in the first period, the Robins only required three second-half minutes to net a third courtesy of Obika who fired convincingly past Tommy Lee from just outside the area. Jones suffered a suspected ankle injury and was removed from proceedings, with Herd taking the left-back’s place.
After meeting a low cross from Simons on the right-hand side, Emmanuel Dieseruvwe directed the ball straight in the direction of Lawrence Vigouroux who produced an astonishing reflex save. On 80 minutes, the away side widened the gap between themselves and the Spireites as Ajose fired past Lee with ease in a one-on-one situation.
Taking matters into his own hands, O'Shea evaded his marker on the edge of the area before firing against the crossbar and watching the ball bounce out of play for a goal-kick. For the full four minutes of additional time, the away side retained possession successfully and sealed a comfortable three points from this fixture.