Match preview: Bromley (h)

The Spireites could book a trip to Wembley on this afternoon as they take on Bromley at the Technique Stadium.

It’s sure to be a great occasion in-front of a sell-out crowd. Paul Cook has stressed his desire all season to book a home semi-final and his wish came true last week when the Blues secured third spot with a 4-0 win over Maidstone.

The lads are excited and a play-off semi-final in-front of a sell-out crowd doesn’t come around often meaning the boys will be looking to do everything they can to put on a show and take the town to Wembley.

Here’s all you need to know…

Match details

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023

Kick-off: 3:30pm

Competition: National League play-off semi-final

Opponents: Bromley FC



Matchday Coverage

Live radio commentary

Our in-house radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide full match commentary on the game, as well as pre-match/post-match analysis.

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Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley. It is sponsored by National Windscreens.

Social media

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The post-match interview with manager Paul Cook will be posted to our YouTube channel soon after the game is finished:

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

The Opposition

Fact file

Name: Bromley FC

Nicknames: The Ravens

Founded: 1892

Stadium: Hayes Lane

Capacity: 5,150

Manager: Andy Woodman

On Bromley

The club was founded back in 1892 and have spent their years floating around the non-league pyramid. They were promoted to the National League in 2015 after being crowned champions and have been there ever since.

In 2015 Bromley also reached the final of the FA Trophy, where they lost 5–4 on penalties to Brackley Town. In 1938 the club moved to the current Hayes Lane ground. The record attendance of 10,798 was set during a unique game against a Nigeria XI in September 1948.

This season Bromley finished in 7th place, securing the final play-off spot. It’s sure to be a great occasion for them as they will have big dreams of beating the Spireites and booking a place at Wembley themselves.

One to watch

Micheal Cheek is a 31-year-old striker with an impressive record against the Spireites, scoring six goals in eight appearances against the Blues. He has played for a number of clubs such as Dagenham & Redbridge, Ebbsfleet United and Braintree. This season he has scored 16 goals in 44 appearances.

Recent Form

Chesterfield FC: W/L/W

Bromley: W/D/W 

Last time we met 

The last time the two sides met was only a few weeks ago, with Bromley winning 2-0 at Hayes Lane that day.