Chesterfield had a mountain to climb to avoid a fourth straight League One defeat as they trailed Swindon Town 2-0 at half-time today at a rainy Proact Stadium
Dean Saunders’ men went behind after only three minutes when marking was not tight enough from a right wing cross and Ajose was able to finish from close range.
Then on 15 minutes Thompson was given far too much room in the box and his shot at the near post wriggled under keeper Lee, who will be very disappointed.
Finally Chesterfield came to life and might have had a penalty for a handball.
Jones then missed a sitter from four yards while, just before the break, O’Shea rattled the Swindon crossbar.