A 93rd minute winner from Reece Mitchell secured a vital 1-0 win and sent Spireites supporters into hysteria against Swindon Town yesterday.
The strike was Mitchell’s first league goal for the Spireites, and the former Chelsea man admitted that there could have been no better time to get off the mark.
The winger beamed: “I am really happy, it is my first league goal and at no better time, it was the winner in the last minute with no time for them to equalise, it is a great feeling.”
The substitute after latched onto a cross from Ched Evans and cooly slotted past the goalkeeper to give Gary Caldwell his first win as Chesterfield manager.
With the Spireites desperate for wins as they battle relegation, the winger admitted he was feeling the pressure when faced with the 6”4 ‘keeper.
“I just thought hit the target and make the keeper work,” admitted the winger. “Obviously if I miss that then the game is drawn, but I hit the target, gave the keeper something to do and luckily it went in.”
The visitors had frustrated the hosts for long periods of the match with a resolute defensive display and the 21-year-old talked through the manager’s half-time game plan.
“He told us to stay in the game, whereas in other games we have conceded quite early,” Mitchell continued.
“We were in the game at 0-0 and the subs that came on, Ched, me and Dan [Gardner] can make a difference and obviously today we did.”
With just 11 matches remaining of the League One season, Mitchell asserted the importance of this match being the start of a strong run of form.
He said: “I think it is just the win we needed to start of us off really, to get us over the line, now hopefully we can build a run and get a few more.
“Long term I think it is going to be the catalyst for our season, we can end it well and get a good run going. We have another game Tuesday and if we can get a good result then who knows.”