Match preview: Solihull Moors (a)

Match preview: Solihull Moors (a)

Chesterfield will be looking to continue their impressive form today when the take on Solihull Moors. The Spireites are unbeaten in eight games but with Solihull Moors in good spirits after a great showing in midweek against Football League side Wigan Athletic, where they were narrowly edged out of the FA Cup, it’s set to be a tough fixture for the Blues.

Here’s all you need to know…


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Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Solihull Moors

Where: Damson Park



This match is segregated.


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Live radio commentary

Our in-house radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide commentary on 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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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

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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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Manny Oyeleke is a big doubt for the fixture according to James Rowe. The likes of Jak McCourt and Liam Mandeville could feature.

Nathan Tyson earned himself a place on the bench in our last fixture and the 39-year-old striker will be looking to get some minutes under his belt.

Fraser Kerr will be pushing for his place in the starting XI, after only featuring on the bench against Weymouth.

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Fact file

Name: Solihull Moors

Nicknames: The Moors

Founded: 2007

Stadium: Damson Park

Address: Damson Lane, Solihull, England, B929JS

Capacity: 5,500

Manager: Neal Ardley

On Solihull Moors

Solihull are a recently founded club, after only being created just 14 years ago. The club is based in Birmingham and have spent their recent years in and around the National League. 

They impressively finished in second place in the National League back in the 2018/19 season, narrowly missing out on promotion to the Football League. The club have made it clear that their ambition is to compete within the top four divisions of English football and will be hoping they can achieve promotion this season.

They recently held Wigan Athletic to a draw in the FA Cup, forcing a replay at Damson Park, where they were narrowly edged out by the Football League side.

One to watch

Joseph Sbarra is an English midfielder who began his career at Burton Albion, before joining Solihull Moors on a permanent basis in 2020. The attacking midfielder has scored 14 goals in 49 appearances for the Moors.


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The Spireites’ last three: (D/W/W)

Drew – Dagenham 2-2 Chesterfield – National League

Won – Chesterfield 3-1 Southend – FA Cup

Won – Chesterfield 4-0 Weymouth – National League

The Moors’ last three: (D/L/L)

Drew – Wigan Athletic 0-0 Solihull Moors – FA Cup

Lost – Notts County 2-0 Solihull Moors – National League 

Lost – Solihull Moors 1-2 Wigan Athletic – FA Cup 

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The last time the Spireites met the Moors, the Blues fell to a 2-1 defeat at Damson Park.