Match preview: Maidenhead United

The Spireites are in action this evening when they face Maidenhead United away from home in the National League. The Blues will be looking to pick up their second away win within a matter of days, after beating Barnet 4-1 at The Hive London on Saturday. Chesterfield could go top of the table with a win against the Magpies. 

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: January 18, 2022

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Maidenhead United

Where: York Road


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Live radio commentary

Our in-house radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide commentary of 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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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. 

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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 to our YouTube Channel. 

Calvin Miller had a swollen ankle and was substituted at half time on Saturday, so he could be a doubt for the game.

Liam Mandeville, Saidou Khan, and Jim Kellermann will be fighting it out for places in the team, with all three making contributions to the win on Saturday. 

Meanwhile, Akwasi Asante and Kabongo Tshimanga both added to their tallies for the season and will be hoping their flourishing partnership continues to pay dividends.

Fact file

Name: Maidenhead United FC

Nicknames: The Magpies

Founded: 1870

Stadium: York Road

Address: 78A Queen Street, Maidenhead, England, SL6 1LU

Capacity: 4,000

Manager: Alan Devonshire 

On Maidenhead United

Maidenhead were formed over 150 years ago, back in 1870. They were one of the 15 clubs to play in the inaugural FA Cup competition in 1871/72. 

The club have spent their years floating in and around the non-league pyramid. In 2016/17 Maidenhead won the National League South, earning promotion to the National League where they have been ever since. They narrowly escaped relegation last season, as the National League officially curtailed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring the outcome of the final table to be decided on a points per game basis. Both Maidenhead and Ebbsfleet United finished the season on 1.08 points per game, but the latter was relegated to the Conference South due to a lower goal difference. 

Maidenhead currently finds themselves towards the foot of the National League table, in 20th position. The Magpies will be hoping they can avoid relegation this campaign and finish the season strong. They will no doubt have big aspirations of earning promotion to the Football League at some point in the future. 

One to watch

Sam Barrett is an English striker, who has played in and around the non-league pyramid for several years. The 26-year-old began his career at Bracknell Town, before earning himself a move to Maidenhead in 2014 for his first stint with the club, where he spent three years, racking up over 100 appearances. He left the Magpies in 2017 to join Southend United, before re-joining the club just two years later, where he has since made another 38 appearances, scoring 20 goals. The striker has scored five goals in 12 appearances this season.

The Spireites’ last three: (W/L/W)

Won – Chesterfield 1-0 King’s Lynn Town – National League

Lost – Chelsea 5-1 Chesterfield – FA Cup

Won – Barnet 1-4 Chesterfield – National League

The Magpies’ last three: (L/W/D)

 Lost – Maidenhead 0-4 Solihull Moors – National League

Won – Maidenhead 1-0 Bromley – National League 

Drew – Aldershot 1-1 Maidenhead – National League 

The Spireites last took on the Magpies back in November 2020, when the Magpies were victorious at the Technique Stadium, picking up a 2-1 win.