Match preview: King’s Lynn Town (a)

The Spireites are back in action again today when they take on King’s Lynn Town at The Walks Stadium. James Rowe’s men will be looking to make it three wins from three, after Saturday’s happy homecoming, where the Blues were 2-0 victors over Wealdstone at the Technique Stadium. 

Here’s all you need to know…


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Date: Monday, August 31, 2021

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: King’s Lynn Town


Purchase your tickets online here:

There are no seated tickets available online. All tickets purchased online are standing only – you must contact King’s Lynn directly if you wish to purchase a seated ticket.  

Fans purchasing tickets at the ground need to ensure at the box office that their tickets are marked with an ‘A’ (away) so that stewards are aware for segregation purposes.

Please note: Any away fans with tickets in the home sections may find their tickets cancelled with no refund and they will also be refused entry to the ground.


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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:

1866 Sport is also now available via Alexa.

Alternatively, you can listen online here:

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley and 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. 

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James Rowe will have to pick his starting XI carefully for this fixture, with it being the second game in just three days. The manager could stick with a similar XI that took on Wealdstone on Saturday, or he could freshen it up and give several players a rest.

Full-back Jeff King picked up an injury on Saturday and is a doubt for the fixture, meaning George Carline, scorer of the second goal, could come into the starting XI.

Stefan Payne will be pushing for a starting place and Jamie Grimes could also come back into the fold, after he dropped to the bench to make way for Fraser Kerr on Saturday. 

Nathan Tyson will also be looking to prove his worth to the manager and he will hope to get some minutes under his belt.

Tom Denton, Akwasi Asante and Haydn Hollis are still making their way back from long-term injuries.

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Fact file

Name: King’s Lynn Town

Nicknames: The Linnets

Founded: 2010

Stadium: The Walks Stadium

Address: Tennyson Road, King’s Lynn, England, PE30 5PB

Capacity: 8,200

Manager: Ian Culverhouse

On King’s Lynn Town

The club was established in 2010 after King’s Lynn FC was 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 term, 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 Football League including Stevenage and Port Vale.


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The Spireites’ last five: (L/W/W/W/W)

Lost – Chesterfield 0-1 Port Vale – Friendly 

Won – Chesterfield 3-1 Tamworth – Friendly

Won – Chesterfield 2-1 Grimsby – Friendly

Won – Aldershot 0-2 Chesterfield – National League

Won – Chesterfield 2-0 Wealdstone – National League

The Linnets’ last five: (W/W/L/L/W)

Won – Stratford Town 0-2 Kin’s Lynn – Friendly

Won – King’s Lynn 1-0 Peterborough – Friendly

Lost – Alfreton Town 4-1 King’s Lynn – Friendly

Lost – King’s Lynn 0-1 Southend – National League

Won – Yeovil 1-2 King’s Lynn – National League 

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The Spireites ran away with victory last time out, recording a 4-1 win at home, with Danny Rowe getting his first goal for the club.

Adi Yussuf, George Carline and Josef Yarney were also on the scoresheet in the match, with Sonny Carey getting a goal for King’s Lynn.

Rowe scored the final goal of the match, with a memorable long-range free kick, which finally got him off the mark for the Blues, after his move to the Spireites from Bradford City for an undisclosed fee. 


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Chesterfield and King’s Lynn Town have only met twice in their history, with the Spireites winning both fixtures.