Match preview: Boreham Wood (h)

The Spireites are back in league action today when they face Boreham Wood at the Technique Stadium. James Rowe and his squad will be hoping to capitalise on last week’s FA Cup triumph, but with Boreham Wood sitting second in the table, it’s sure to be a mouth-watering fixture.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: October 23, 2021
Kick-off: 3pm
Competition: National League
Opponents: Boreham Wood
Where: Tameside Stadium


Purchase your tickets online here:

Mobile tickets have now been introduced. Please click on the following link for further details:

A Covid Secure Area is also available for this fixture. If you are purchasing a ticket in this area, you will be placed in a socially distanced seat, face masks will be compulsory (unless exempt) and there will be a one-way system throughout the area. If you would like to purchase a ticket(s) in this area, please book your seats in blocks 1 and 2 in the Karen Child Community (East) Stand.

Tickets will be available 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: (BLOCK N3)

Live radio commentary

Our brand-new 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:

If you’re an Android user, you can download the app here:

Alternatively, you can listen online here:          

It is also available via Alexa.

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley. It is sponsored by iDeal Flooring – check out their website here:

Social media

Our official Twitter page ( 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:

Our official Instagram page will keep you posted with key moments and content throughout the day on our stories:

The post-match interview with manager James Rowe 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. 

James Rowe will look to play his strongest XI, but with the current injury crisis he will have limited options to choose from.

Jak McCourt came into the starting XI last weekend and will be hoping his performance was enough to cement his place in this weekend’s squad.

Jamie Grimes and Laurence Maguire will be fighting for places in the side, after Gavin Gunning was rested last weekend. He could be set to come straight back into the team.

Stefan Payne grabbed his first goal for the Blues last Saturday and will be hoping it will kick-start his season.

Nathan Tyson also scored in his first start of the season last weekend; he will be pushing for more game time in the coming weeks.

Fact file

Name: Boreham Wood

Nicknames: The Wood 

Founded: 1948

Stadium: Meadow Park

Address: Broughinge Road, Borehamwood, England, WD65AL

Capacity: 4,500

Manager: Luke Gerrard

On Boreham Wood

Boreham Wood are an established National League side who have dreams of competing in the Football League. They are managed by Luke Gerrard, who made over 150 appearances for the club as a player, before being appointed as manager back in 2015. 

They knocked Blackpool FC out of the FA Cup in 2017, before being beaten in the second round by Coventry City. Last season they also made it into the third round of the FA Cup, earning a tie with Millwall.

This season Boreham Wood will be hoping they can win promotion from the National League for the first time in their history. 

One to watch

Scott Boden is a renowned goal-scorer in the National Leaguea nd the striker is of course no stranger to Chesterfield, having made over 160 appearances for the Spireites. This season he has scored two goals in seven appearances.

The Spireites’ last three: (D/W/W)

Drew – Wrexham 1-1 Chesterfield – National League

Won – Southend 0-4 Chesterfield – National League

Won – Curzon Ashton 0-4 Chesterfield – National League

The Wood’s last three: (W/W/W)

Won – Boreham Wood 2-0 Torquay – National League

Won – Boreham Wood 2-0 Dagenham – National League 

Won – Barnet 0-1 Boreham Wood – FA Cup

The last time the Spireites faced the Wood, the game finished in a goalless draw at the Technique Stadium.