Match preview: Wealdstone (a)

The Spireites are back on the road on Saturday when they take on Wealdstone. Paul Cook and the lads will have been boosted by the return of former Spireite Gary Roberts, who rejoined the club in the week as first-team coach, while Danny Webb continues as the assistant manager. With the season heading into the final stages, the Blues will be looking to pick up as many points as possible to secure their play-off position.  

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Wealdstone

Where: Grosvenor Vale


Tickets can be purchased here:

As it currently stands, there will be no tickets sold at the turnstiles, but online purchases will remain available up until 3pm on Saturday.

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. 

Manny Oyeleke made his first appearances in several weeks last time out and the midfielder will be hoping that he has done enough in training to earn his starting place. 

Fellow midfielder Jim Kellermann is now back available after serving a two-match ban. He will be hoping the rest he has gained in his time out of the side will serve him well when he makes his return.

Joe Rowley has also been in and out of the starting XI recently and he will be determined to cement his starting spot.

Meanwhile, Nathan Tyson and Tom Denton are available after their recent injury woes – both men will be hoping to make an impact in the final stages of the season.

Fact file

Name: Wealdstone

Nicknames: The Stones 

Founded: 1899

Stadium: Grosvenor Vale

Address: 27 Cranley Drive, Ruislip, HA4 6BZ, England

Capacity: 4,085

Manager: Stuart Maynard

On Wealdstone

Wealdstone were promoted to the National League in 2020, for the first time in their history, after the league was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which eventually saw them promoted on a point won per game basis. The club reached the FA Trophy semi-final in 2012, subsequently losing to Newport County. 

They reached the same stage again in 2017, losing to Brackley Town 3-0 on aggregate. Their longest serving manager was Gordon Bartlett, who managed the club for an astonishing 22 years, from 1995 all the way until August 2017. 

This season Wealdstone currently sit in 17th position, they will be aiming to finish the season strong and finish as high up the table as possible.

One to watch

Joshua Umerah is an English-born striker who began his career at Charlton Athletic. He has played for several different clubs including Torquay United, Wycombe Wanderers, and Ebbsfleet United. He signed for Wealdstone in 2021, where he has since made 31 appearances, scoring ten goals.

The Spireites last three(L/D/L)

Lost – Altrincham 1-0 Chesterfield – National League

Drew – Notts County 1-1 Chesterfield – National League

Lost – Chesterfield 1-4 Grimsby – National League

The Stones last three: (D/L/D)

Drew – Wealdstone 1-1 Bromley – National League

Lost – Halifax 2-0 Wealdstone – National League

Drew – Wealdstone 0-0 Maidenhead – National League

The Spireites picked up a victory earlier on in the season, winning 2-0 at the Technique Stadium.