Match preview: Aldershot Town (h)

Match preview: Aldershot Town (h)

The Spireites will be looking to bounce back on Saturday when they take on Aldershot Town at the Technique Stadium. The Blues suffered just their second defeat of the season last time out, falling to a 3-2 defeat at Maidenhead United. 

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: January 22, 2022

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Aldershot Town

Where: Technique Stadium

Tickets

Purchase your tickets online here: https://tickets.chesterfield-fc.co.uk/en-gb/categories/match

Please note that the far side of Block E1 in the Karen Child Community (East) Stand will be in use as the Covid-secure area at the Technique Stadium for Saturday’s game against Aldershot Town. Access to this area will be via Gate D. An accessible toilet is available in the Harold Lilleker & Sons (North) Stand for those seated in this area of the stadium. 

Subject to availability, tickets will be sold online and in person right up until kick-off from the Club Superstore and the ticket windows. They can also be purchased over the phone – 01246269300.

Away tickets can be purchased here: https://tickets.chesterfield-fc.co.uk/en-gb/categories/match (BLOCK N3) 

50/50 draw

Don’t forget to take part in our online 50/50 draw where you could win up to £1,000!

Tickets cost just £1 each and you can increase your chances of winning by purchasing multiple tickets!

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Live radio commentary

Our in-house radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide commentary of all our National League games over the 2021/22 season. Supporters will be able to listen to full match commentary on the game, as well as pre-match/post-match analysis.  

Don’t forget that 1866 Sport is on air 24-hours a day, seven days a week! 

You can download the app from the Apple Store here: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/1866-sport/id1580041321

If you’re an Android user, you can download the app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radio.ma57501030

Alternatively, you can listen online here: https://streaming.radio.co/s47db4a4f3/listen          

It is also available via Alexa.

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley. It is sponsored by iDeal Flooring – check out their website here: https://www.chesterfieldcarpets.com

Social media

Our official Twitter page (https://twitter.com/ChesterfieldFC) will provide regular updates on the match. It is also the place to find our exclusive goal GIFs, which are used when a player scores a goal. 

Key news will also be posted on our Facebook page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldFC.

Our official Instagram page will keep you posted with key moments and content throughout the day on our stories: https://www.instagram.com/chesterfieldfc/?hl=en.

The post-match interview with manager James Rowe will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game is finished: https://youtube.com/user/OfficialChesterfield.

Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel. 

James Rowe revealed the Spireites are actively looking in the transfer market to strengthen the team. The gaffer will still have a strong side to pick from against Aldershot and with plenty of competition for places, it’s sure to be an interesting line-up.

Akwasi Asante dropped to the bench last time out. The striker will be hopeful he is deemed fit enough to regain his place in the starting XI. 

Jim Kellermann has suffered a twisted hip and won’t be available for selection, while Gaving Gunning is also a doubt with a shin problem.

Manny Oyeleke will be assessed before the game and Joe Rowley is back in contention for a place in the squad.

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Fact file

Name: Aldershot Town

Nicknames: The Shots

Founded: 1992 

Stadium: The EBB Stadium

Address: High Street, Aldershot, GU11 1TW, England

Capacity: 7,100

Manager: Mark Molesley

On Aldershot

Aldershot spent six years in the Football League before being relegated back down to step five in 2013, where they have been ever since. Since falling back into the National League they have mounted three play-off campaigns, none of which have been successful in their end goal of returning to the Football League. Aldershot Town were due to be relegated as 21st-place finishers in the 2018/19 National League season but were reprieved from relegation as Gateshead were administratively relegated. 

Last season Aldershot finished in eightth place, not too far behind the Spireites who finished in fifthth. Their top goalscorer last season was Harry Panayiotou, who is still with the club and could start against the Blues on Saturday. 

One to watch

Lewis Kinsella is a wing-back who is renowned for his pace and consistency down the flank. He was awarded Man of the Match last time he faced the Spireites, after an impressive display. He has scored three goals in 22 appearances this season. 

The Spireites’ last three: (L/W/L)

Lost – Chelsea 5-1 Chesterfield – FA Cup

Won – Barnet 1-4 Chesterfield – National League

Lost – Maidenhead 3-2 Chesterfield – National League

The Shots’ last three: (W/D/L)

Won – Woking 2-3 Aldershot – National League

Drew – Maidenhead 1-1 Aldershot – National League

Lost – Aldershot 0-2 Bromley – FA Trophy 

The last time the Spireites faced the Shots, they came away with a 2-0 victory on the opening day of this season.