Match preview: King’s Lynn Town

The Spireites are set to get 2022 underway at the Technique Stadium when they take on King’s Lynn Town FC on New Year’s Day. The Blues will be hoping for a winning start to 2022 as they continue to push for a title-winning season come May.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: January 1, 2022

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: King’s Lynn Town FC

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. 

Subject to availability, tickets will be sold 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) 

This match is segregated.

50/50 draw

Don’t forget to take part in our online 50/50 draw where you could win up to £1,000!

Tickets cost just £1 each and you can increase your chances of winning by purchasing multiple tickets!


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:

If you’re an Android user, you can download the app here:

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 James Rowe 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. 

Jack Clarke won’t feature in this fixture after he picked up a hamstring injury on Tuesday against Halifax. James Rowe described it as a “serious injury” in his pre-match press conference but was unable to give a time scale.

Akwasi Asante made his first start for the Spireites in over nine months last time out, the striker will be hoping for more minutes on the pitch tomorrow.

Curtis Weston was pulled off at half-time against Halifax and James Rowe said it was the “wrong decision” to start him, due to him still feeling the effects of his recent Covid-19 infection, the midfielder will be hoping to start but could potentially be on the bench dependant on his fitness.

Jamie Grimes dropped to the bench on Tuesday, he will be hoping to get back into the starting XI as soon as possible.

Fact file

Name: King’s Lynn Town

Nicknames: The Linnets

Founded: 2010

Stadium: The Walks Stadium

Address: Tennyson Road, King’s Lynn, England, PE305PB

Capacity: 8,200

Manager: Tommy Widdrington

On King’s Lynn Town

The club was established in 2010 after King’s Lynn F.C. were wound up in 2009. The new club fought their way back through the football pyramid and made their way up to the National League North in 2019 after being promoted through the play-offs.

The 2019/20 National League North season was abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic with the club second in the league, two points behind leaders York City, with two games in hand. After the National League announced the table would be decided on a point-per-game basis, King’s Lynn were subsequently promoted to the National League.

Last season they finished in 21st position, which would normally see them relegated, but due to the null/void National League North/South season, there were no relegation spots for the National League, meaning they would compete in the fifth tier of English football once again. Despite their poor league finish, they made it all the way to the Second Round Proper of the FA Cup, where they were defeated 6-1 at Portsmouth. It was the first time the club had made it to the First Round Proper in their history. 

One to watch

Tyler Denton, who spent time as a Spireite last campaign, is known for his pace down the flanks. The left-back can deliver a great cross, which can provide as a threat in attacking phases. The 25-year-old is also switched on defensively and has played for several clubs in the English Football League such as Stevenage, Port Vale and Leeds United. 

The Spireites’ last three: (W/W/D)

Won – Salford City 0-2 Chesterfield – FA Cup 

Won – Grimsby Town 0-1 Chesterfield – National League

Drew – Spireites 1-1 Halifax – National League

The Linnets’ last three: (W/L/W)

Won – King’s Lynn Town 2-1 Dover Athletic – National League 

Lost – Halifax 2-0 King’s Lynn Town – National League 

Won – King’s Lynn Town 2-1 Nantwich Town – FA Trophy 

The last time the Spireites faced King’s Lynn Town, the Blues came away with a two-nil victory.