Match preview: Yeovil Town (a)

The Spireites go in search of a ninth game unbeaten at the start of the season with a victory against Yeovil Town at Huish Park.

Paul Cook’s side go into the game on the back of four successive victories in the National League.

Match details

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Opponents: Yeovil Town

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Location: Huish Park


Ticket are still on sale on Yeovil Town’s website at

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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It is also available via Alexa.

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

Social media

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The post-match interview with a member of the management team 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 at midnight on Monday morning.

The Opposition

Fact file

Name: Yeovil Town Football Club

Nicknames: The Glovers

Founded: 1895

Stadium: Huish Park

Capacity: 9,565

Manager: Chris Hargreaves

On Yeovil

The club was founded in 1895 and initially joined the Somerset Senior League. After spending the large majority of their history in local leagues and climbing their way up non-league, Yeovil finally achieved promotion to the Football League in 2003.

The Glovers achieved a lot of success in the EFL – even spending a season in the Championship as recent as 2014. Unfortunately for the Somerset outfit, they suffered some difficult times towards the end of 2010s. Another relegation in 2019 ended their 16-year spell in the EFL as they once more entered England’s fifth tier.

One to watch

Charlie Wakefield first signed a professional contract with Chelsea in 2017, but never played a game in the two-years following. He also had a loan spell with Stevenage in 2017 but he never played due to injury. The winger joined Coventry City after leaving Stamford Bridge; he played nine times for the Sky Blues but was released at the end of the 2019/20 season. Wakefield had spells at Wealdstone and Bromley where he started to find some regular football. A move to Yeovil Town followed in the summer of 2021 and the 24-year-old has since become a favourite a Huish Park. Last season, he scored eight goals in 48 games.

Recent Form

The Spireites’ last three: (W/W/W)

Won – Altrincham 1-2 Chesterfield – Vanarama National League

Win – Oldham Athletic 0-2 Chesterfield – Vanarama National League

Won – Chesterfield 3-2 Southend United – Vanarama National League

Yeovil’s last three: (D/L/D)

Draw – Wealdstone 0-0 Yeovil Town – Vanarama National League

Lose – Yeovil Town 0-1 York City – Vanarama National League

Draw – Eastleigh 1-1 Yeovil Town – Vanarama National League

Last time we met

The Spireites got the better of this Saturday’s opponents in both games last season. Kabongo Tshimanga and Manny Oyeleke scored in a 2-0 win at Huish Park. Jim Kellermann scored a screamer on the stroke of half time to give Chesterfield a 1-0 win in front of the BT Sport cameras.

Team News

Akwasi Asante and Armando Dobra could possibly return to the matchday squad at Huish Park but could also be rested for another week.

Ollie Banks will miss the next three games due to the red card the midfielder received in the 3-2 victory over Southend United.

Gary Roberts’ thoughts

Roberts said: ““It will be a tough challenge, especially with the Tuesday game. They’ve travelled and we’ve had a tough one at home. It’s always tough.

“It’s a long trip for us. They are a decent team who don’t score many goals, but they don’t concede many.”