Jordan Slew scored four in his first appearance in a blue shirt on Tuesday afternoon.
The former Sheffield United striker was in an uncompromising mood for Chesterfield’s reserves against Gateshead, as the Spireites ran out 7-0 winners.
Further goals came from Mani Dieseruvwe, Rai Simons and Laurence Maguire.
Meanwhile defender Dan Jones made a second half appearance in his first outing following a fractured ankle sustained in November, but was later taken off as a precaution.
Pictures by James Williamson.