Match preview: Solihull Moors (h)

Paul Cook is set to take charge of his first home game back in charge of the Spireites, when the Blues take on Solihull Moors at the Technique Stadium this afternoon. There’s set to be a huge crowd to welcome Cook back to Chesterfield and the gaffer will be looking to get back to winning ways, after the Spireites drew their last two fixtures. The lads will be looking to keep the pressure on table-toppers Stockport County, who show no sign of slowing down.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: February 19, 2022

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Solihull Moors

Where: Technique Stadium


Please note that blocks 2, 3 and 4 in the Harold Lilleker & Sons (North) Stand will be open for Saturday’s game against Solihull Moors, for home fans only. A big crowd is expected for the fixture and tickets are selling fast.

Purchase your tickets online here:

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 – 01246269300.

Away tickets can be purchased here: (BLOCK N3) 

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 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. 

Kabongo Tshimanga is set for a lengthy amount of time on the sidelines, after picking up a serious injury at Weymouth. 

Manny Oyeleke went off in the 60th minute last time out and Danny Webb said in the pre-match press conference that he wouldn’t be available today. Curtis Weston could be set to start this fixture in place of Manny, after picking up some minutes against Weymouth for the first time since his injury.

Tom Denton will be hoping he has done enough to impress the new boss. The striker will be looking to regain his place in the side. 

Meanwhile, Jeff King is suspended for this fixture, as he picked up a three-game match ban after being sent-off against Stockport.

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 with recent years being spent 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 League One side.

Solihull currently sit in sixth position.

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 17 goals in 60 appearances for the Moors.

The Spireites’ last three: (W/D/D)

Won – Chesterfield 2-1 Dagenham – National League

Drew – Stockport 2-2 Chesterfield – National League

Drew – Weymouth 1-1 Chesterfield – National League

The Moors’ last three: (W/D/W)

Won – Solihull 5-0 Altrincham – National League

Drew – Yeovil 0-0 Solihull – National League 

Won – Stourbridge 0-1 Solihull – FA Trophy

The last time the Spireites faced the Moors, the Blues came away with a 2-0 victory.