Match preview: Bromley (h)

Match preview: Bromley (h)

The Spireites will be looking to continue their winning start to the season on Saturday when they take on Bromley at the Technique Stadium. James Rowe and his squad will be looking for their fourth victory on the bounce.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Bromley

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 – 01246 269300.

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:

It is also available via Alexa.

Alternatively, you can listen online here:

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley, with Jamie Hewitt summarising. 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 has finished:

Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel. 

James Rowe will have some tough decisions to make. With three players returning from injury, it’s sure to be an interesting team selection.

Jak McCourt came back into the starting XI against King’s Lynn Town and put in a battling performance. He will be looking to keep hold of his place in midfield, but with Manny Oyeleke and Saidou Khan back at full fitness levels, it provides the gaffer with a tough decision to make.

Rowe also revealed that Jeff King is ready to come back into the fold against Bromley, but after George Carline put in a great performance on Monday, he will be looking to keep his starting place.

Danny Rowe could also come back into the starting XI after dropping to the bench on Monday, but Stefan Payne and Kabonga Tshimanga will be hoping to keep their spots up top.

Nathan Tyson has found himself out of the squad since the start of the season and is yet to make an appearance. Rowe could bring the striker into the mix this weekend and look to use his pace to exploit the opposition.

Fact file

Name: Bromley FC

Nicknames: The Ravens

Founded: 1892

Stadium:  Hayes Lane

Address: Bromley Football Club, Hayes Lane, Bromley, England, BR29EG

Capacity: 5,150

Manager: Andy Woodman 

On Bromley 

Bromley are a competitive football club who aspire to play in the Football League. The club are aiming to get promoted from the National League in the near future. Bromley won the Conference South back in 2014/15, earning promotion to the National League where they have been ever since. 

They made it into the FA Cup first round proper in the 2017/18 season, where they were defeated by League One opposition Rochdale. They also made it to the final of the FA Trophy in the same season but fell short after losing on penalties to Brackley Town.

Last season Bromley finished just one place below the Spireites, squeezing into the final play-off place in seventh and they subsequently lost to Hartlepool in the preliminary round. This season they will be hoping to go one further and gain promotion from the National League.

One to watch

Michael Cheek is Bromley’s talisman, after scoring 23 goals in 44 appearances last season. The 30-year-old striker has a history of scoring goals at this level, and his form hasn’t dropped this season after scoring two goals in the first two games of the season. 

The Spireites’ last three: (W/W/W)

Won – Aldershot 0-2 Chesterfield – National League

Won – Chesterfield 2-0 Wealdstone – National League

Won – King’s Lynn 0-2 Chesterfield – National League

The Ravens’ last three: (W/L/W)

Won – Bromley 2-1 Wellingborough – Friendly

Lost – Dagenham & Redbridge 4-2 Bromley – National League

Won – Bromley 3-0 Eastleigh – National League 

The Spireites were victorious last time out, when George Carline scored a volley late on at Hayes Lane. Chesterfield were battling it out with Bromley at the time for a place in the play-offs, and it proved to be a vital victory for the Blues come the end of the campaign.

Chesterfield and Bromley have only met three times, with Bromley winning two of the games.