Match preview: Maidenhead United (a)

The Spireites travel to York Road to face Maidenhead United with a chance of extending the winning run to eight games.

Chesterfield have never won away against Maidenhead and will be looking to right that wrong.

Here’s everything you need to know…

Match Details

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023

Opponents: Maidenhead United

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: Vanarama National League

Location: York Road

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The Opposition

Name: Maidenhead United Football Club

Nickname: The Magpies

Founded: 1870

Stadium: York Road

Capacity: 4,000

Manager: Alan Devonshire


National League South Champions | 2016/17

Isthmian League Full Members Cup Winners | 1996/97

Corinthian League Champions | 1957/58, 1960/61 & 1961/62

Corinthian League Memorial Shield Winners | 1956/57 & 1961/62

Spartan League Champions | 1926/27, 1931/32 & 1933/34

Great Western Suburban League Champions | 1919/20

West Berkshire League Champions | 1902/03

On Alan Devonshire

Alan Devonshire is a West Ham United legend, having made almost 400 appearances for the Hammers between 1976 and 1990. The former England midfielder made his way into management in 1995 taking over at Osterley. He has since had spells at Brentford Women, Maidenhead United, Hampton & Richmond Borough and Braintree Town. Devonshire made his return to the Magpies in 2015 and guided them to promotion to the National League in 2017.

One to watch

One of Maidenhead’s homegrown talents, Reece Smith, has been one of the bright sparks so far for the Magpies this season. Having already made 85 appearances at the age of 21, the winger is one to watch at York Road.

This season in numbers:

Appearances – 9

Goals – 2

Assist – 0

Yellow Cards – 0

Red Cards – 0

Minutes Played – 772

Played for both

Right-back Ryheem Sheckleford joined Maidenhead United in 2018, a year after leaving Fulham. The Lewisham native spent four years at York Road, making close to 100 appearances for the club.

Sheckleford joined the Spireites in 2022 after leaving Maidenhead. The 26-year-old has made sporadic appearances for Chesterfield battling it out with Jeff King and Liam Mandeville at the right-back position. 

View from the dugout

Danny Webb said: “We go down there and we play our normal game. We understand their threat, understand our record there, and try and put it right.

“We understand that we don’t have a good record there. We want to turn a corner with that record tomorrow.”