Match preview: Grimsby Town (h)

The Spireites will be looking to cement their place in the National League play-offs within the next few weeks, while also trying to secure second or third in the table, ensuring the Blues play one less game if they are to make the play-off places. 

Paul Cook and the squad have been bolstered by the return of some key players who have spent some time on the sidelines in recent weeks.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Grimsby Town FC

Where: Technique Stadium


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Live radio commentary

Our in-house 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:

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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 Paul Cook 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. 

Paul Cook will be delighted that his squad is beginning to fill back up with several players returning from injury this week, as Danny Rowe, Nathan Tyson, Manny Oyeleke, Jak McCourt and Tom Denton have all returned to training ahead of the game.

Rowe has been sidelined since October following a health issue and the striker will be hoping to return to the side as soon as possible.

Oyeleke has also been on the treatment table for the last few weeks while nursing his calf issue. The midfielder will be hoping that he can now put his injury woes behind him and contribute to the final stretch of games. 

Meanwhile, Denton and Tyson will both be hoping to push for their places in the side over the coming weeks.

Fact file

Name: Grimsby Town

Nicknames: The Mariners

Founded: 1879

Stadium: Blundell Park

Address: 95 Harrington Street, Cleethorpes, England, DN35 7PX

Capacity: 9,031

Manager: Paul Hurst

On Grimsby Town

Nicknamed the Mariners, the club was founded as Grimsby Pelham Football Club in 1878, and changed their name to Grimsby Town a year later, and moved to its current stadium, Blundell Park, in 1898.  

The club have spent many years in the Football League, but this isn’t their first stint in the National League over recent years after also dropping down in 2010, where they spent six years fighting for promotion, before regaining their Football League status in 2016. The club then spent five years in League Two before once again being relegated to the fifth tier of English football in 2021. 

This season the club will be hoping to regain their Football League status, currently sitting in seventh, they will be hoping for promotion come the end of the season. 

One to watch

Luke Waterfall is an English centre-back, born in Sheffield, whose previous clubs include Tranmere Rovers, Scunthorpe United, and Lincoln City. The 31-year-old joined Grimsby back in 2019, where he has since made 96 appearances, scoring eight goals.

The Spireites last three(W/L/D)

Won – Chesterfield 1-0 Maidenhead United – National League 

Lost – Altrincham 1-0 Chesterfield – National League

Drew – Notts County 1-1 Chesterfield – National League  

The Mariners last three: (W/D/D)

Drew – Boreham Wood 0-0 Grimsby – National League

Lost – Grimsby 1-2 Solihull Moors – National League

Won – Grimsby 2-1 Dagenham – National League

The Spireites picked up a victory away from home last time out, winning 1-0 at Blundell Park earlier in the season.