Match preview: FC Halifax Town (h)

The Spireites will look to bounce back from defeat against Bromley at the weekend as they welcome fellow play-off contenders FC Halifax Town at the Technique Stadium this evening (7.45pm). Here is our match preview, in association with LV BET.

How to watch:

The game is available to stream on the club website at a cost of £10. You can purchase the stream via the following link:

Spireites legend Jamie Hewitt will join Steve Yorke on commentary on the Spireites+ live stream.

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.

You can buy your 50/50 tickets for the game at just £1 per ticket. There is no limit to the number of tickets you can buy so why not increase your odds of winning and purchase multiple tickets.


Manager: Pete Wild

Fact File: Age: 36

Years spent as footballer – N/A

Position – N/A

Teams played for – N/A

Years spent in management – Two

Teams managed – Oldham as caretaker (2018-2019 & 2019), Oldham Athletic (2019) and FC Halifax Town (2019-present).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P2     W2     D0     L0

One to Watch: Jack Earing

Age: 22

Position: Midfielder

What other clubs has he played for? Bolton Wanderers (2016-2019), Curzon Ashton on loan (2019), Spennymoor Town on loan (2019-2020) and Farsley Celtic on loan (2020).

This Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 34

Goals: Nine

Assists: Four

Yellow Cards: One

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 2,305

Head to Head

Since the reformation of FC Halifax Town in 2008, the two teams have battled it out just four times.

The only time the Spireites have beaten the Shaymen was back in February 2019 at the Technique Stadium. A Scott Boden penalty was enough for the three points.

Form Guide

The Spireites lost for the first time in seven games on Saturday. The previous six games had seen five wins and a draw.

FC Halifax Town have won five games and lost once in their last six. Their only defeat in that time was a 4-0 loss at the hands of Wrexham.

Team News

Along with the players out with long-term injuries, Curtis Weston is also likely miss the game with a sore Achilles.

From the dugout:

James Rowe: “They have been in this league position for the last two years for a reason. They have recruited well again and they are looking to get that play-off place like us.

“It’s no different. We are in exactly the same position with a couple of games in hand and they come to our place first. We go to theirs on the last game of the season.”