The Spireites are back in Emirates FA Cup action this weekend as they take on Southend United at the Technique Stadium. The Blues are only two wins away from the chance of playing a Premier League side in the third round. Therefore, James Rowe and his squad will be looking to get the job done and progress to the next round at the first attempt.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: November 6, 2021

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: Emirates FA Cup

Opponents: Southend United

Where: Technique Stadium


Purchase your tickets online here: Please note that all pay for this fixture, including season ticket holders.

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.

Supporters are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance to avoid unnecessary queueing. If tickets are purchased on the day, please arrive in plenty of time as you could miss the start of the match if there are lengthy queues.

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. 

Laurence Maguire picked up an injury last weekend and the defender and he is facing a spell on the sidelines so will not feature.

Jak McCourt could be set to start, providing a well needed rest to other players in the squad such as Saidou Khan and Jim Kellermann.

Nathan Tyson will be looking to get some more minutes under his belt after scoring in his only appearance this season to date in the last round against Curzon Ashton.

Melvin Minter could also feature between the sticks, providing Scott Loach with a well-earned rest.

Fact file

Name: Southend United

Nicknames: The Shrimpers 

Founded: 1906

Stadium: Roots Hall

Address: Roots Hall, Southend-on-Sea, England, SS2

Capacity: 12,492

Manager: Phil Brown

On Southend United 

Southend are an established English football club, with over 100 years of competitive football to their name. They won double promotions back in 2004/2005 & 2005/2006, which earned the club a place in the Championship, where they spent one season before being instantly relegated back down to League One. After financial difficulty, the club suffered back-to-back relegations, and were relegated to the National League last season, after a 101-year stay in the Football League. 

The club are looking at moving to a new stadium soon. Southend have struggled to get going this season but picked up their second win on Saturday at home to Eastleigh.

One to watch

Rhys Murphy is a 30-year-old striker who has played for several different clubs, including Preston North End, Gillingham, Oldham Athletic and Yeovil Town. He scored 29 goals in 58 appearances for Yeovil, before signing for Southend at the start of this season, where he has made seven appearances, scoring three goals.

The Spireites’ last three: (W/W/D)

Won – Curzon Ashton 0-4 Chesterfield – National League

Won – Chesterfield 1-2 Boreham Wood – National League

Drew – Dagenham 2-2 Chesterfield – National League

The Shrimpers’ last three: (W/L/L)

Won – Southend 4-1 Chertsey Town – FA Cup

Lost – Dagenham 3-0 Southend – National League

Lost – Boreham Wood 1-0 Southend – National League

The Spireites played the Shrimpers just last month, coming away with a 4-0 victory.