Rather surprisingly Russell Slade chose not to make any half time changes. However there was a more subtle change made, with Yeovil readjusting to an orthodox 4-4-2 with Lee Morris and Arron Davies going wide right and wide left respectively, allowing Marcus Stewart to push into the forward line. That may have contributed to Yeovil making a slightly more positive start, with Arron Davies managing Yeovil's first shot of the entire game 50 minutes into the match. Even if it did go comfortably wide, at least the Glovers had finally broken that duck.
A few minutes later, an Arron Davies free kick was deflected off the corner of the Chesterfield wall after Wayne Gray had been fouled by Reuben Hazell 20 yards from goal - the deflected shot leaving Spireites keeper Barry Roche badly flatfooted as it pinged out for a corner.
Adam Rooney replaced Wayne Gray midway through the half with the Glovers showing an improvement on their first half display, but still lacking a bit of know-how in terms of causing visiting keeper Barry Roche serious headaches in defending his goal. Chesterfield were on the back foot for the first time in the match, but without looking truly threatened.
Phil Picken was booked for a high boot on Jean-Paul Kalala, leaving the Glovers midfielder angry, reacting by pushing him in the chest. Both players were rightly booked, although Picken's histrionics by clutching his face were somewhat laughable - clearly trying to get Kalala sent off by faking where Kalala had made contact. Thankfully referee Trevor Kettle wasn't fooled.
Marcus Stewart almost took advantage of a bit of sloppy keeping from Barry Roche after the keeper dropped the ball in a crowded goalmouth, but as the ball fell loose, Stewart's outstretched boot couldn't get in there before Roche worked out where the ball was - stuck inside the six yard box - and managed to reclaim at the second attempt.
With 15 minutes remaining, Yeovil finally got in behind the Chesterfield defence in emphatic fashion as they broke from deep in their own half. Arron Davies appeared to have outpaced the Chesterfield defence on his route to goal, but he was brought down cynically by Reuben Hazell as he powered through past his man. It could so easily have been a straight red but referee Trevor Kettle only brought out a yellow, deeming that Hazell had covering defenders along side him. It is rather doubtful that any of them would have caught Davies though.
Another Yeovil substitution saw Marcus Stewart withdrawn for Peter Sweeney with time running rapidly out and the match heading for a 0-0 draw. The move allowed Lee Morris to push back up front again, with Sweeney slotting in on the wing.
A rare moment for Chesterfield came in the last five minutes when Colin Larkin screwed the ball across the face of the Yeovil goal as he got in behind the Yeovil defence, evading the linesman's offside flag. It was probably their first serious attack of the second period. The visitors introduced veteran Wayne Allison as a late substitute hoping to get their own late winner despite having had to keep their men behind the ball for most of the second half.
But with one minute of normal time remaining a frustrating game suddenly showed a huge chunk of daylight from an unlikely outlet. A free kick on the right flank was played across the park to Lee Morris. His ball into the box was nodded down by substitute Adam Rooney, and as it bounced once in the 'D' outside the penalty area, Nathan JONES unleashed a right-footed - yes a RIGHT-footed - 20 yard volley from the edge of the box, looping over the reach of Barry Roche and it flew into the net off the underside of the crossbar to give him his first ever Yeovil Town goal. Not too surprisingly Jones went wild, his team-mates went wild and all bar 153 supporters in the ground went wild! A game that looked to be ending disappointingly was now going to end with a wonder goal, and even though Jones was booked for his celebrations, there was no wiping the smile off his face.
Not even four minutes of injury time could provide a demoralised Chesterfield back into the game - time was played out without any incident to worry the Yeovil back line, and three extremely valuable points were secured. It wasn't pretty and for most of the first half it wasn't good either, but the end result will read Yeovil Town 1, Chesterfield 0 and at the end of the season that is the only statistic that will stick in anyone's head.