Match preview: Notts County (a)

The Spireites face the short trip to Nottinghamshire on Saturday when they face Notts County in a huge promotion clash. This is the shortest away trip of the season for the Blues, and both sets of fans always looks forward to this fixture throughout the season. Paul Cook and the lads will be backed by approximately 3,000 away fans at Meadow Lane, setting up for a fantastic occasion.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Notts County

Where: Meadow Lane


Tickets can be purchased here:

NO tickets will be sold on the day.

50/50 draw

Don’t forget to take part in our online 50/50 draw where you could win up to £1000!

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 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 made his first start since May 2021 on Tuesday night against Altrincham, the midfielder will be hoping that he did enough to keep his place in the side on Saturday. 

Joe Quigley went off with what looked to be a back injury last time out, the striker will likely be assessed ahead of the fixture. 

Tom Denton has been suffering from an ankle injury over the past few weeks, the striker has now returned to training and will be looking to cement his place back in the side as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, defenders Tyrone Williams and Fraser Kerr have been out of the side in recent weeks, they will be looking to push their fellow team mates to regain their starting places.

Fact file

Name: Notts County FC

Nicknames: The Magpies

Founded: 1862

Stadium: Meadow Lane

Capacity: 19,841

Manager: Ian Burchnall

On Notts County 

Notts County are undoubtably one of the biggest clubs in the non-league pyramid. The club are also one of the oldest clubs in world football, being founded in 1862. The Italian football club Juventus F.C. derived its famous black-and-white striped kits from Notts County.

The club have spent many years in the English Football League, winning many titles, including the FA Cup in 1894. Notts have endured years of success until recent years. On 4 May 2019 following a 3–1 defeat away at Swindon Town, Notts County were relegated from the English Football League for the first time in their 157-year history.

Notts County currently sit in 6tposition, this season they will be hoping to regain their Football League status, and gain promotion from the National League.

One to watch

Former Spireite, Joel Taylor, signed for Notts County from the Spireites in 2021. The left-wingback is renowned for his pace and trickery. The defender has made 19 appearances so far this campaign.

The Spireites last three(D/W/L)

Drew – Boreham Wood 1-1 Chesterfield – National League 

Won – Chesterfield 1-0 Maidenhead – National League

Lost – Altrincham 1-0 Chesterfield – National League

The Magpies last three: (L/W/W)

Lost – Stockport 3-0 Notts County – National League

Won – Dagenham 1-2 Notts County – National League

Won – Notts County 1-0 Boreham Wood – National League

The Spireites picked up a victory just earlier this month against the Magpies, winning 3-1 at the Technique Stadium.