Match preview: Southend United (h)

The Spireites will be looking to make it three wins on the bounce on Saturday, when they take on Southend United at the Technique Stadium. It’s the fifth home game in a row for the Blues, as they look to keep the pressure on league leaders Stockport County.

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Southend United 

Where: Technique Stadium


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50/50 draw

Don’t forget to take part in our online 50/50 draw where you could win up to £1000!

Tickets cost just £1 each and you can increase your chances of winning by purchasing multiple tickets!


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! 

You can download the app from the Apple Store here:

If you’re an Android user, you can download the app here:

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 Paul Cook 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. 

Joe Rowley has made a couple of appearances from the bench in recent weeks. The midfielder looked a bright spark when he came onto the pitch on Tuesday night and he will be hoping he has done enough to earn a place in the starting line-up. 

Tom Denton missed out on Tuesday due to a sore ankle, Danny Webb suggested the striker could be in the fold to return for this weekend’s game.

Laurence Maguire was named Man of the Match after scoring two goals and putting in a magnificent defensive display on Tuesday night. The defender will be hoping for more of the same on Saturday. 

Meanwhile, Akwasi Asante grabbed his fifth goal of the season last time out and he will be hoping to hit double figures by the end of the campaign.

Fact file

Name: Southend United

Nicknames: The Shrimpers 

Founded: 1906

Stadium: Roots Hall

Address: Roots Hall, Southend-on-Sea, England, SS2

Capacity: 12,492

Manager: Kevin Maher

On Southend United 

Southend are an established English football club, with over 100 years of competitive football to their name. They won a double promotion back in 2004/2005 & 2005/2006, which earned the club a place in the Championship, where they spent one season before being instantly relegated back down to League One. After financial difficulty, the club suffered back-to-back relegations, and were relegated to the National League last season, after a 101-year stay in the Football League. 

One to watch

Rhys Murphy is a 30-year-old striker, who has played for several different clubs, including Preston North End, Gillingham, Oldham Athletic and Yeovil Town. He scored 29 goals in 58 appearances for Yeovil, before signing for Southend at the start of this season.

The Spireites last three(L/W/W)

Lost – Chesterfield 0-2 Wrexham – National League 

Won – Chesterfield 1-0 Yeovil – National League

Won – Chesterfield 3-1 Notts County – National League

The Shrimpers last three: (W/D/D)

Won – Woking 2-3 Southend – National League 

Drew – Eastleigh 1-1 Southend – National League 

Drew – Southend 1-1 Solihull Moors – National League 

The Spireites picked up a victory at the Technique Stadium last time out, winning 3-1 in the FA Cup.