Match preview: York City (a)

The Spireites go in the hunt for back-to-back victories this evening when they travel to the York Community Stadium for the first time to take on York City.

Chesterfield have not lost in their last 18 meetings with the Minstermen in a record going back to 1992.

Match details

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Opponents: York City

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Competition: National League

Location: York Community Stadium


Tickets are sold-out for this game. Please do not travel to the stadium if you do not have a ticket.

Matchday Coverage

Live radio commentary

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Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel on Wednesday.

The Opposition

Fact file

Name: York City Football Club

Nicknames: The Minstermen

Founded: 1922

Stadium: York Community Stadium

Capacity: 8,500

Manager: John Askey

On York City

In May 1922, the club was founded under the name York City Association Football and Athletic Club and were originally assigned to the Midland League.

York soon became a member of the Football League, a place they would call home for many years. They also reached the FA Cup semi-final in 1955 as a Third Division club – before losing to Newcastle United.

The Minstermen bounced between the National League and League Two during the 2000s and also won two FA Trophies in 2012 and 2017.

In 2017, York were relegated to the National League North for the first time. After four seasons in the sixth tier, John Askey’s side were promoted back to the National league after a 2-0 victory over Boston United in the play-off final.

One to watch

Chesterfield fans will know that Alex Whittle is one of the National League’s best left-backs. The defender has travelled around different clubs in non-league as well as a stint in Scotland with Dunfermline Athletic. In 2016, he joined National League side York City but suffered relegation in his first season with the club as well as an FA Trophy victory; Whittle would spend another year at Bootham Crescent before making the move to Forest Green Rovers. After spells at a few other clubs, he left Gloucester City to join Chesterfield in 2020. In the 18 months he spent at the Technique Stadium, the wing-back became one of the Spireites’ most important players. Whittle scored four times in 41 appearances last season as the Blues made the National League play-offs. The 29-year-old departed the club upon the expiration of his contract and re-joined York.

Recent Form

The Spireites’ last three: (L/W/W)

Lost – Eastleigh 2-1 Chesterfield – Vanarama National League

Won – Anstey Nomads 0-3 Chesterfield – Emirates FA Cup 4QR

Won – Chesterfield 3-2 Bromley – Vanarama National League

York City’s last three: (D/W/L)

Drew – York City 1-1 Dagenham & Redbridge – Vanarama National League

Won – Bury 1-2 York City – Emirates FA Cup 4QR

Lost – Aldershot Town 2-1 York City – Vanarama National League

Last Time We Met

Chesterfield and York City will play for the first time since the 2013/14 League Two season. In what turned out to be the Spireites’ last trip to Bootham Crescent, goals from Eoin Doyle and Gary Roberts gave Paul Cook’s side a 2-0 win.

Team News

Lucas Covolan and Jack Clarke will likely miss the trip to York City as the both look to recover from their respective injuries.

Joe Quigley suffered a tight hamstring during training last week and will be 50/50 heading into the York fixture.

Tim Akinola has been called up for Nigeria under-23s and will miss not only the York game but also the Boreham Wood fixture.

Danny Webb’s Thoughts

Webb said: “They lost at Aldershot on Saturday. However, we lost to Eastleigh and then beat Bromley. For me, the current form doesn’t matter.

“We know it’s going to be a tough place to go. I’ve been there in pre-season to watch them and it’s a nice ground.

“The pitch is a carpet. We are taking around 1,500 Spireites. So, let’s have it.”