Match preview: Bromley (a)

The Spireites face another fellow play-off contender as they travel to Hayes Lane to take on in-form Bromley this evening (7.45pm). Here is our match preview, in association with LV BET.

How to watch:

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


Manager: Andy Woodman

Fact File: Age: 42

Years spent as footballer – 17

Position – Goalkeeper

Teams played for – Crystal Palace (1989-1994), Exeter City (1994-1995), Northampton Town (1995-1999), Brentford on loan (1999), Brentford (1999-2001), Peterborough United on loan (2000), Southend United on loan (2000), Colchester United on loan (2000), Colchester United (2001-2002), Oxford United on loan (2002), Oxford United (2002-2004), Stevenage Borough (2004-2005), Redbridge (2005), Thurrock (2005) and Rushden & Diamonds (2005-2006).

Years spent in management – Less than a year

Teams managed – Whitehawk (2017) and Bromley (2021).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P1     W1     D0     L0

One to Watch: Michael Cheek

Age: 29

Position: Forward

What other clubs has he played for? Stanway Rovers (?-2012), Heybridge Swifts (2012-2014), Chelmsford City on loan (2013), Chelmsford City (2014-2015), Braintree Town (2015-2017), Dagenham & Redbridge (2017-2018) and Ebbsfleet United (2018-2019).

This Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 39

Goals: 24

Assists: One

Yellow Cards: Seven

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 3,307

Head to Head

This will be the fifth meeting between the two sides with the Spireites yet to beat the Ravens. Bromley have three wins out of the five games.

The last meeting, just ten days ago, saw Bromley take all three points with a 2-1 win after Joe Kizzi headed a late winner.

Form Guide

The Spireites haven’t won in four games following two defeats and two draws. However, a positive draw against Wrexham at the weekend will have lifted spirits ahead of tonight’s game.

Bromley are unbeaten in six games and have recorded four straight wins against Dagenham & Redbridge, Woking, Chesterfield and FC Halifax Town.

Team News

Alex Whittle, who picked up a knock last week and was replaced by Joel Taylor at Wrexham, will be looking to return to the squad.

Jak McCourt has resumed full training and could be in contention to return to the starting XI.

From the dugout:

Curtis Weston: “We’ll go into (the game) confident. We want to win the game. If it goes our way, you are looking at a different table so it’s massive.

“We made some individual errors over those two games that we lost. We’ve looked at those and we’ll go into it with a gameplan. I think it will be a different game.”