Chesterfield were savouring that top of the League feeling tonight.
Two first half goals at York City took them to the summit of League Two.
Paul Cook’s squad had included striker Marc Richards, on the bench after a one-game suspension.
Chesterfield, with one win out of their last five games, drew 2-2 at York last October.
But they were in command of this one.
Chesterfield, who fielded an unchanged side, got off to the perfect start, when Eoin Doyle wriggled clear in the penalty area, the Irish forward banging the ball home.
It could have been two; Gary Roberts was denied but only by a memorable save from Nick Pope.
Doyle and Ollie Banks were twin tormentors as the Spireites tried to assert themselves further.
While the visitors seemed comfortable, danger was at hand after half an hour, when Lanre Oyebanjo tested Tommy Lee.
But it was 2-0 for the Derbyshire side on 39 minutes when the athletic Danny Gardner set up Roberts.
That was the last of the goals in a highly satisfying night for the travellers.
York: Pope, Oyebanjo, Davies, McGurk, Fletcher, Penn, Carson, Lowe, McCombe, Bowman, Reed.
Subs: Coulson, McDonald, Platt, Allan, Ingham, Dickinson, Hayhurst.
Chesterfield: Lee, Darikwa, Evatt, Cooper, Humphreys, Morsy, Ryan, Gardner, Banks, Roberts, Doyle.
Subs: Smith, Hird, Togwell, Richards, O’Shea, Gnanduillet, Dunbavin.
Ref: Darren Bond from Lancashire.
Read a full analysis of tonight’s game in tomorrow’s Star.