Match preview: Altrincham (h)

Match preview: Altrincham (h)

The Spireites will be hoping to make it ten games unbeaten tonight when they face Altrincham FC at the Technique Stadium. The Blues are on an impressive run and will be looking to continue their fine form, but with Altrincham coming off the back of an impressive away win at Weymouth, so it’s set to be a tasty fixture.

Here’s all you need to know…


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Date: November 23, 2021

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Altrincham FC

Where: Technique Stadium


Purchase your tickets online here:

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) 


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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. 

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Kabongo Tshimanga has scored 16 goals in 16 appearances this season and the striker will be looking to add to his already impressive tally tonight.

Manny Oyeleke will be hoping to retain his place in the side after manager James Rowe said he came through Saturday’s fixture well. 

Nathan Tyson once again featured on the bench on Saturday but didn’t manage to get onto the pitch, the striker will be pushing the gaffer in training for some minutes.

Meanwhile, Fraser Kerr missed out on Saturday through illness, the defender will be hoping he has recovered in time for tonight’s fixture.

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Name: Altrincham FC

Nicknames: The Robins

Founded: 1891

Stadium: Moss Lane

Address: Moss Lane, Altrincham, England, WA158AP

Capacity: 7,873

Manager: Phil Parkinson 

On Altrincham

The Robins are a semi-professional football club who have spent several years floating around the non-league pyramid. 

They were promoted to the National League in the 2019/20 season, after defeating Boston United in the play-off final of the National League North. They record one of the biggest FA Cup giant-killings of all time when they defeated top division Birmingham City 2–1 at Birmingham’s St Andrew’s in 1986.

This season Altrincham will be hoping to sustain their National League status, but after an impressive start to the season they currently sit in 11th place. The Robins may even have an eye on trying to get into the National League play-offs.

One to watch

Marcus Dinanga is a former Spireite who played under current manager James Rowe last season when he was brought in on loan. The striker signed for Altrincham in the summer for an undisclosed fee from Stevenage. He has scored three goals in 14 appearances this term and will be looking to add to that tally against his former club.


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The Spireites’ last three: (W/W/W)

Won – Chesterfield 3-1 Southend – FA Cup

Won – Chesterfield 4-0 Weymouth – National League

Won – Solihull Moors 0-2 Chesterfield – National League

The Robins’ last three: (D/L/W)

Drew – Altrincham 1-1 Boreham Wood – National League  

Lost – Altrincham 2-3 Gateshead – FA Cup

Won – Weymouth 1-4 Altrincham – National League

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The last time the Spireites faced the Robins was back in February, when the Blues were victorious at the Technique Stadium, winning 1-0.