Match preview: Yeovil Town (a)

The Spireites travel Huish Park to face Yeovil Town in the National League on Saturday (3pm). Read our match preview, in association with LV BET.

How to watch:

A reminder that this game is behind-closed-doors – please do not attempt to access the stadium or the car park.

The game is available to stream on Yeovil Town’s website at a cost of £9.99. You can find the stream via this link:


Manager: Darren Sarll

Fact File: Age – 37

Years spent as footballer – Five

Position – Midfielder

Teams played for – Hitchin Town (2001-2002), Berkhamsted Town (2002), Bedford Town (2002-2004), St Albans City (2004), Chelmsford City on loan (2004), Dunstable Town (2004-2005), Hemel Hempstead Town (2005-2006), Chesham United (2006), Biggleswade United (?-?).

Years spent in management – Five

Teams managed – Stevenage Borough Reserves (2007-2008), Stevenage (2016-2018), Yeovil Town (2019-Present).

Record against Chesterfield as manager – P3     W3     D0     L0

One to Watch: Courtney Duffus

Age: 24

Position: Forward

What other clubs has he played for? Everton (2014-2017), Bury on loan (2014), Oldham Athletic (2017-2019) and Waterford on loan (2018).

Last Season’s Stats in All Competitions:

Games Played: 36

Goals: 16

Assists: One

Yellow Cards: Five

Red Cards: None

Minutes Played: 2,531

Head to Head

Chesterfield and Yeovil Town have faced each other 12 times, with the Glovers having the advantage with five wins.

The Spireites do have the better recent memories at Huish Park, with two consecutive victories at the ground.

Form Guide

The Spireites are coming off a big win at Edgeley Park over Stockport County in the FA Cup. John Pemberton’s side beat the Hatters 7-6 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

Yeovil were on the right side of the same penalty shoot-out scoreline against Dover Athletic last weekend in the FA Cup. Darren Sarrl’s side followed up that victory with a 2-1 defeat against Sutton United on Tuesday.

Team News

Ahead of the Yeovil Town game, there are no new injury concerns.

From the dugout:

John Pemberton: “They’re a big club, they have some great players on paper and they’re a great footballing side. It will be a really tough game again.

“We’ve looked at Yeovil and we know what they’re about. So we look to do what we need to do and do it well.”