Match preview: Aldershot Town (a)

The Spireites travel to the EBB Stadium to take on Aldershot Town in the Buildbase FA Trophy fifth round on Saturday (3pm).

How to watch:

The game is available to stream on Aldershot Town’s website at a cost of £11.99. You can purchase the stream via the following link:

Commentary on the match will be provided in association with Elastic FM. A link to the commentary will be posted on our website and social media channels in the build-up to kick-off.


Manager: Danny Searle

Fact File: Age: 39

Years spent as footballer – N/A

Position – N/A

Teams played for – N/A

Years spent in management – Two

Teams managed – Braintree Town (2019) and Aldershot Town (2019-Present).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P4     W0     D2     L2

One to Watch: Mohamed Bettamer

Age: 27

Position: Striker

What other clubs has he played for? Kingsbury London Tigers (2010), Watford (2010-2011), London Tigers (2011), Hayes & Yeading United (2011-2012), Bedford Town on loan (2012), North Greenford United (2012), Al-Ahly Benghazi (2013-2014), Staines Town (2016-2018), Braintree Town (2018), Barnet (2018-2019), Welling United on loan (2019) and Hemel Hempstead on loan (2019).

Last Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 20

Goals: Six

Assists: None

Yellow Cards: One

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 1,632

Head to Head

The two sides have faced each other 12 times since the reformation of Aldershot Town, with Chesterfield winning on five occasions.

James Rowe took charge of his first home game in the last meeting and an entertaining fixture ended goal-less.

Form Guide

The Spireites are unbeaten in four in all competitions. The run includes the win over Wrexham and progression in the FA Trophy. 

Since Aldershot Town beat Solihull Moors in the last round of this competition, they have beaten Wealdstone and Barnet and also lost to Weymouth and Bromley.

Team News

Adam Przybek, Alex Whittle, Milan Butterfield and new signing Adi Yussuf are all cup-tied and thus cannot play on Saturday.

Tom Whelan also serves the first of his three-game suspension after his red card at Dagenham & Redbridge.

From the dugout:

James Rowe: “I’m sure it will be a different type of challenge in a cup game away from home on what looks like a scruffy pitch.

“We’re going to have to adapt and be ready for the battle that’s going to come. We’ve got to be organised; small details matter.”