Match preview: Curzon Ashton (a)

The Spireites will be looking to progress in the FA Cup this weekend, as they bid to capitalise on last week’s wonder performance against Southend, when they take on National League North outfit Curzon Aston in an Emirates FA Cup qualifier.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: October 16, 2021
Kick-off: 3pm
Competition: Emirates FA Cup
Opponents: Curzon Ashton
Where: Tameside Stadium


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Please note that tickets will not be sold on the day at the stadium.

Live radio commentary

The club’s radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide unrivalled coverage of the tie. 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:

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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 James Rowe will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game is finished:

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

James Rowe could make a number of changes for the fixture, as he will looking to provide some of the squad’s fringe players with an opportunity to impress.

Nathan Tyson could be in contention to start the fixture after being named on the bench against Southend. 

Jak McCourt will be hoping to feature in the matchday squad.

Melvin Minter could be in contention to replace Scott Loach between the sticks, giving Loach a well needed rest after playing in every game so far this season.

Alex Whittle will also be hoping to be handed a place in the starting XI.

Fact file

Name: Curzon Ashton

Nicknames: The Nash 

Founded: 1963

Stadium: Tameside Stadium

Address: Richmond Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Capacity: 4,000

Manager: Steve Cunningham

On Curzon Ashton

Curzon Ashton are a Manchester-based club who compete in the National League North. The club had a successful FA Cup run in the 2016/17 season, when they made it to the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history. 

Curzon Ashton have played at the Tameside Stadium in Ashton-under-Lyne since 2005, with the stadium having a capacity of 4,000 (524 seats). The stadium was opened by Sir Alex Ferguson and their first game there was against Manchester United. 

They club have dreams of competing in the National League and beyond and they currently sit fifth in the National League North. 

One to watch

Jack McKay is a former Spireite, who signed for Curzon Ashton in 2021. The striker, who is renowned for his pace, has scored four goals in nine appearances this term.

The Spireites’ last three: (D/L/D)

Lost – Woking 3-1 Chesterfield – National League
Drew – Wrexham 1-1 Chesterfield – National League
Won – Southend 0-4 Chesterfield – National League

The Nash’s last three: (W/W/L)

Won – Curzon Ashton 2-1 Bradford PA – National League North
Won – Curzon Ashton 4-0 Cleethorpes Town – FA Cup
Lost – Farsley Celtic 2-0 Curzon Ashton – National League North

The Spireites have never previously faced Curzon Ashton.