Match preview: Yeovil Town (a)

The Spireites remain unbeaten heading into today’s fixture at Yeovil Town and with the hosts also in good form, it promises to be an intriguing game.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2021
Kick-off: 3pm
Competition: National League
Opponents: Yeovil Town FC
Where: Huish Park


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Tickets can also be purchased at the stadium. Please note that tickets are cheaper if bought online in advance. The away terrace won’t be open, but seating is priced at the terracing pricing.

This match is segregated.

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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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.

Jack Clarke will not feature in this feature, or any upcoming fixtures, after James Rowe revealed the midfielder is likely to be out until at least the middle of November.

Kabongo Tshimanga will be looking to start up top, after scoring his first hat-trick for the Spireites on Tuesday night against Barnet.

Jeff King came into the starting XI on Tuesday night and played a vital role in the team’s performance, winning a penalty and getting an assist. He will be hoping to pip George Carline to a starting spot once again.

Laurence Maguire missed out on a place in the squad on Tuesday, after suffering an ankle injury in the previous fixture against Dover; Jamie Grimes came into the starting XI and put in a great performance, leaving James Rowe with a big call to make if Maguire is match fit.

Stefan Payne was praised by the gaffer after Tuesday’s win, which could indicate he will keep his place in the starting line-up. However, Danny Rowe and Nathan Tyson are waiting in the wings, ready to come in.

Fact file

Name: Yeovil Town FC
Nicknames: The Glovers
Founded: 1895
Stadium: Huish Park
Address: Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8YF
Capacity: 9,565
Manager: Darrell Sarll

On Yeovil

Yeovil Town Football Club was formed back in 1895, they have spent several years in and around the English Football League, recently dropping back down to the National League in 2019. The club’s nickname “The Glovers” is a reference to the history of glove-making in the town of Yeovil, which became a centre of the industry during the 18th and 19th centuries.

In 2013, they reached the League One play-off Final, where they subsequently beat Brentford at Wembley, to gain promotion to the Championship. They only managed one season in the second tier, as they suffered immediate relegation.

In 2018, they drew Manchester United in the FA Cup, just three years after drawing them back in 2015. They lost both fixture at Huish Park, but their fans enjoyed seeing their team against some of the world’s best.

One to watch

Grant Smith is a former Spireite, who helped the club reach the National League play-offs last season, before his contract was cancelled by mutual consent in the summer. The goalkeeper is renowned for his shot stopping and is well known by some of the current Chesterfield squad.

The Spireites’ last three: (D/D/W)

Drew – Chesterfield 2-2 Bromley – National League
Drew – Dover Athletic 0-0 Chesterfield – National League
Won- Chesterfield 4-2 Barnet – National League

The Glovers’ last three: (W/W/W)

Won – Aldershot 1-2 Yeovil – National League
Won – Yeovil 1-0 Halifax – National League
Won – Stockport 0-3 Yeovil – National League

The Spireites beat Yeovil three-nil last time out, back in March. Akwasi Asante, Tom Whelan and Jak McCourt all got themselves on the scoresheet at the Technique Stadium.

The Spireites have faced the Glovers 13 times, first meeting in 1950. Chesterfield have won six of those fixtures, with Yeovil also winning four.