Huddersfield Town advanced to the second round of the Capital One Cup, but only after they were given an almighty scare by plucky Chesterfield in a 5-3 thriller.
Ritchie Humphreys and Ollie Banks had put the hosts in the ascendancy but Nahki Wells responded, only for Eoin Doyle to notch a third for the Spireites.
But Town fought back to force extra time through a Wells penalty after Stead had been fouled and Stead himself netted the last-minute equaliser when his shot squirmed through the hands of Tommy Lee in the Chesterfield goal.
And Town's superior quality and fitness levels told in extra time as Wells completed his hat-trick before substitute Joe Lolley got in on the act with a fifth.
But how did each Town player rank in the eight-goal bonanza?
See our player ratings below.
Murphy - Was convincing in coming for any crosses into his area and was a very vocal figure behind the defensive line. Had no chance with either of the first two goals but ought to have done better for Doyle's after parrying Gary Roberts' strike straight to him. 6.
Smith - Was calm in possession and offered a genuine attacking threat, as his cross for Wells' opener will attest. His positional sense was what ultimately let him down as he went AWOL for the opener and afforded Roberts too much space to work a shot for the third goal. 6.
Peltier - Led by example at the back and was on hand to mop up when those around him went missing. The main disappointment will have been whether or not he could have been tighter for the first and the third goals to Humphreys and Doyle respectively. 6.
Wallace - Recovered from a shaky start to become more confident on the ball and more dominant in the challenge, both aerially and when tackling on the ground. Went close with a succession of headers from corners. 6.
Dixon - The home side were keen to get at the left-back at any given opportunity but, like the rest of his side, he gradually grew into the game. Became a menace in the final third once he became more assured. 6.
Scannell - Unable to beat his marker often enough and offer Town the attacking threat they desperately required on the wings. Had one second-half effort deflected wide but was too often on the fringes of the game. 5.
Norwood - Not the midfielder's finest performance and he was directly at fault for the Spireites' second as he cheaply gifted away possession in midfield before Banks curled home from range. His delivery from corners, however, was excellent and created several chances. 5.
Coady - Looks like he could be a real coup for Town and showed real leadership skills at the heart of the Terriers midfield to guide his new side through after a woeful start. Kept things simple but was firm in the challenge and gave the defence some form of protection. 7.
Ward - He was one of the main attacking threats shot-wise in the opening period but his final product was often lacking and his passing was poor. Did not offer enough defensive protection to Smith either before coming off. 5.
Stead - Worked tirelessly up front and showed a palpable relationship with Wells in a typical 'big-man-little-man' combinaton. He won the penalty and scored the crucial leveller to force extra time with a helping hand from Lee before having a hand in the fourth goal. 8.
Wells - The hero of the evening as his hat-trick saw Town through some choppy waters to ensure their progression to the next round. He was guilty of spurning what looked to be crucial chances but he was jolly on the spot to put his side in front and was clinical when it mattered. 9.
Majewski - Brought on to inject some much-needed creativity into a stale Town performance and gave them the craft they desired. Unlucky with a couple of efforts and linked midfield and attack effectively. 7.
Hammill - Thrown on as Town's search for goals became a pressing one and his direct running and desire to beat the full-back was critical in Town overturning the two-goal deficit. 7.
Lolley - The young winger was bright and deserved the little bit of luck for his goal after going close on a number of occasions previously. Gave Town added speed and invention in attack. 7.
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