Match preview: Oldham Athletic (a)

The Spireites will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season on Saturday when they face Oldham Athletic away from home. Both sides have aspirations of promotion back to the Football League so it’s set to be an exciting fixture.

Here’s all you need to know…

Match details

Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Oldham Athletic

Location: Boundary Park


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: Oldham Athletic

Nicknames: Latics

Founded: 1895

Stadium: Boundary Park

Capacity: 13,512

Manager: John Sheridan

On Oldham Athletic

Oldham Athletic were founded back in 1895. The club have rich history of competing in the Football League and have only recently dropped into the National League.

The club became the first former Premier League team to drop into non-league since its creation in 1992.

This season Oldham are managed by former Spireite John Sheridan, who enjoyed a successful spell at the club, achieving promotion and the League Two title in the 2010/11 season.

Oldham will have high hopes under the new ownership of achieving promotion back to the Football League at the first time of asking. They have started the season reasonably well and currently sit in 15th position.

One to watch

Mike Fondop is a Cameroon-born striker that has previously been with the Spireites. He’s a lethal finisher who plays with passion and determination. He was at the Spireites back in 2019/20, where he scored ten goals in 29 appearances.

Since leaving the Blues he’s been at a number of clubs such as Aldershot Town, Burton Albion and Hartlepool United. Now at Oldham, he has made seven appearances and scored two goals.

Recent Form

Chesterfield FC: D/W/W
Oldham Athletic: L/W/D

Last time we met

The last time the two sides met was back in February 2017, the Latics winning 1-0 at Boundary Park that day.

Team news

Neither Akwasi Asante nor Armando Dobra has been fully ruled out of Saturday’s fixture, either player could still be set to feature.

Ross Fitzsimons is still at the club and will be hoping that he can push Lucas Covolan for a starting place between the sticks.

Meanwhile, players such as Bailey Clements and Rayheem Shekleford will be working hard in training to push for their place in the matchday squad.

Gary Roberts’ thoughts:

“I’ve seen a couple of Oldham’s game and especially against York, I thought they played well. They’ve got some good players and some big threats. Going to Oldham is never easy; John Sheridan will have them right up for it.

“Oldham can hurt you; they score goals. They’ve got players can strike and have started off well. We’ll take our fans in numbers again and it will be a proper game. It will be a good game.

“You look for relationships on the pitch. Jamie and Ty, Ollie and DJ, Branden and Dobs, King and Mandy are all working really well but they are also doing brilliantly as a full group. They are a great bunch of lads.”