Match preview: Boreham Wood (a)

The two in-form teams in the National League clash at Meadow Park tonight (7.45pm) as the Spireites take on Boreham Wood. Read our match preview, in association with LV BET.

How to watch:

A reminder that this game is behind-closed-doors – please do not attempt to access the stadium or the car park.

The game is available to stream on the Boreham Wood website at a cost of £9.99. You can purchase the stream via the following link:

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide our usual commentary on the match, in association with Elastic FM.


Manager: Luke Garrard

Fact File: Age: 35

Years spent as footballer – 13

Position – Defender/Midfielder

Teams played for – Swindon Town (2002-2005), Bishop’s Stortford (2005), Boreham Wood (2005), Northwood (2005-2006), AFC Wimbledon (2006-2010), Boreham Wood on loan (2009-2010) and Boreham Wood (2010-2015).

Years spent in management – Five

Teams managed – Boreham Wood (2015-present).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P3     W0     D2     L1

One to Watch: Kabongo Tshimanga

Age: 23

Position: Forward

What other clubs has he played for? MK Dons (2014-2017), Aldershot Town on loan (2015), Chelmsford City on loan (2015), Corby Town on loan (2015), Nuneaton Town on loan (2015-2016), Chesham United on loan (2016), Yeovil Town (2017), Boston United (2017-2018) and Oxford City (2018-2019).

Last Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 41

Goals: 19

Assists: One

Yellow Cards: None

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 3,468

Head to Head

The two sides have battled it out in three competitive games, with one win for the Spireites, one draw and one defeat.

The last game saw a Kabongo Tshimanga brace cancel out goals from Scott Boden and Jonathan Smith in a 2-2 draw at Meadow Park in August 2019.

Form Guide

James Rowe’s side are on a high after Akwasi Asante’s late winner was enough to defeat Wrexham on Saturday.

Boreham Wood are the only team in better form than Chesterfield in the National League. Luke Garrard’s side have won four and drawn twice in their last six games.

Team News

Tom Denton will miss out on the game at Boreham Wood after also sitting out the victory over Wrexham.

Pre-match View

Alex Whittle: “It will be a tough game, away from home. We have a big squad so we will go there looking for a positive result.”