Match preview: Maidenhead United (h)

The Spireites will be looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they take on Maidenhead United at the Technique Stadium. Paul Cook and the lads will be looking to reverse the trend as the Blues have failed to beat the Magpies every time they have met. 

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Maidenhead United

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! 

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Social media

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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. 

Joe Rowley has made a couple of appearances from the bench in recent weeks. The midfielder has looked a bright spark when he has come onto the pitch recently and he will be hoping he has done enough to earn a place in the starting line-up. 

Paul Cook said he thought that Joe Quigley had his best game in a Chesterfield shirt on Saturday. The striker will be hoping to start this fixture. 

Akwasi Asante dropped to the bench after illness last time out, he will be pushing to return to the starting XI.

Meanwhile, Curtis Weston will be hoping that he has done enough in training this week to cement his place back in the side, after dropping to the bench last Saturday. 

Fact file

Name: Maidenhead United FC

Nicknames: The Magpies

Founded: 1870

Stadium: York Road

Address: 78A Queen Street, Maidenhead, England, SL6 1LU

Capacity: 4,000

Manager: Alan Devonshire 

On Maidenhead United

Maidenhead was formed over 150 years ago, back in 1870. They were one of the 15 clubs to play in the inaugural FA Cup competition in 1871/72. 

The club have spent their years floating in and around the non-league pyramid. In 2016/17, Maidenhead won the National League South, earning promotion to the National League where they have been ever since. They narrowly escaped relegation last season, as the National League officially curtailed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring the outcome of the final table to be decided on a points per game basis. Both Maidenhead and Ebbsfleet United finished the season on 1.08 points per game, but the latter was relegated to the Conference South due to a lower goal difference. 

Maidenhead currently finds themselves towards the foot of the National League table, in 19th position. The Magpies will be hoping they can avoid relegation this campaign and finish the season strong. They will no doubt have big aspirations of earning promotion to the Football League at some point in the future. 

One to watch

Sam Barrett is an English striker, who has played in and around the non-league pyramid for several years. The 26-year-old began his career at Bracknell Town, before earning himself a move to Maidenhead in 2014 for his first stint with the club, where he spent three years, racking up over 100 appearances. He left the Magpies in 2017 to join Southend United, before re-joining the club just two years later. 

The Spireites’ last three: (W/D/D)

Won – Chesterfield 3-1 Notts County – National League

Drew – Chesterfield 2-2 Southend – National League

Drew – Boreham Wood 1-1 Chesterfield – National League

The Magpies’ last three: (D/L/L)

Drew – Maidenhead 0-0 Altrincham – National League 

Lost – Maidenhead 0-2 Wealdstone – National League

Lost – Woking 1-0 Maidenhead – National League 

The Spireites were on the end of 3-2 loss last time out, and have historically struggled against the Magpies.