Match preview: Woking (a)

The Spireites travel to the Kingfield Stadium to face Woking on Tuesday evening as they look to extend their unbeaten start to the season.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Woking

Where: Kingfield Stadium


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Live radio commentary

Our brand-new radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide commentary for 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

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.

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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.

Manny Oyeleke is ‘50/50’ ahead of the Woking game and a decision will be made as to whether the midfielder will feature in the matchday squad.

Laurence Maguire returned to the starting XI for the Torquay United game. Manager James Rowe has said that the defender will struggle to ‘play two quick games in three days’ and will be assessed before kick-off.

Fact File

Name: Woking Football Club

Nickname: The Cards

Founded: 1887

Stadium: Kingfield Stadium

Capacity: 6,036 (2,500 seated)

On Woking

Founded in 1887, Woking are one of the oldest football clubs in the National League and they are spending their third consecutive season in the division. They were promoted back to the fifth tier in 2019 at the first time of asking – beating Welling United 1-0 in the National League South play-off final.

The Cards finished in 10th in the 2019/20 National League season and finished just three points off the play-off places. The 2020/21 season wasn’t as kind as Woking finished in 20th place.

The Surrey-based side have turned professional for the current season and will be looking to improve and look for a top half finish. Alan Dowson’s side currently sit in 18th after just five games.

Man in charge

Name: Alan Dowson

Age: 51

Years spent in management: 17

Teams managed: Walton & Hersham (2004-2007), Kingstonian (2007-2014), Hampton & Richmond Borough (2014-2018) and Woking (2018-Present).

Record against Chesterfield as manager: P3     W1     D0     L2

One to watch

Name: Tahvon Campbell

Age: 24

Position: Winger

What other clubs has he played for? West Bromwich (2015-2018), Kidderminster Harriers on loan (2015), Yeovil Town on loan (2015 & 2016-2017), Notts County on loan (2017), Solihull Moors on loan (2017), Forest Green Rovers on loan (2018), Forest Green Rovers (2018-2019), Gillingham on loan (2019), Cheltenham Town (2019-2021), Gloucester City on loan (2020-2021) and FC Halifax Town on loan (2021).

Tahvon Campbell has been the in-form player for Woking at the start of the 2021/22 National League season. The winger is the Cards’ current top scorer with four goals in five games and is aiming for his most prolific season in senior football.

The Spireites’ last three: (D/W/W)

Drew – Chesterfield 2-2 Torquay United – National League

Won – Yeovil Town 0-2 Chesterfield – National League

Won – Chesterfield 4-2 Barnet – National League

The Cards’ last three: (L/L/W)

Lost – Eastleigh 3-2 Woking – National League

Lost – Wrexham 1-0 Woking – National League

Won – Torquay United 0-4 Woking – National League

The Spireites beat Woking 4-1 at the Kingfield Stadium, last time out, in May.

Gavin Gunning and Marcus Dinanga put the Blues 2-1 up before a Charlie Cooper penalty reduced the arrears. George Carline and Jack Clarke put the icing on the cake for James Rowe’s side.

Chesterfield and Woking have gone head-to-head on three occasions. The Spireites have won the last two meeting with an aggregate score of 8-1.

The Cards won the first game between the two sides with a 2-1 victory at the Technique Stadium early into the 2019/20 season.