Super Swindon go third
Last Updated: 28/10/14 11:57pm
Swindon returned to winning ways against Chesterfield as a 3-0 victory at the Proact Stadium saw them climb up to third place in League One.
Quickfire goals from Yaser Kasim and Nathan Byrne did the damage in a first half in which Chesterfield will feel they were by far the better side.
However, missing chances at one end and having a soft centre defensively is not a good combination and the Spireites, after making an encouraging start in the third tier following promotion, have now won only one of their last nine matches.
Substitute Andy Williams completed the scoring in the second half to seal a first victory in four league games for Swindon.
Dan Gardner and Eoin Doyle threatened early on for the hosts before Swindon squandered a glorious chance to score after 15 minutes. Jonathan Obika latched on to Massimo Luongo's defensive-splitting pass and rounded goalkeeper Tommy Lee, only to shoot wide with an open goal gaping.
Some lovely one-touch football from Chesterfield culminated in Jimmy Ryan's volley dipping just over the crossbar while Wes Foderingham got a strong right hand on the ball when Sam Morsy's 16-yard shot looked destined for the bottom corner of the net.
At the other end, Lee denied Obika but Kasim curled home a free-kick to put Swindon ahead after half an hour.
Four minutes later, the Robins doubled their lead. Dan Jones backed off and Byrne's shot had too much power for Lee, despite striking the ball with his weaker left foot.
As Chesterfield searched for a way back into the game larger gaps appeared at the back and Swindon took advantage. Lee denied Michael Smith and Obika missed another sitter, this time hitting a post with a close-range header, before the inevitable third goal arrived in the 70th minute.
Byrne led a break down the middle and teed-up Williams who rounded Lee and slid the ball into the empty net.
The Robins could have scored a fourth but Williams, having been played in by Luongo, clipped his shot over both the onrushing Lee and the crossbar.