The Spireites look to continue to pile the pressure on Woking in third place when they welcome play-off hopefuls Eastleigh to the Technique Stadium.
Paul Cook’s side are aiming for back-to-back wins after Liam Mandeville’s header secured a victory against Dagenham & Redbridge on Easter Monday.
Here’s all you need to know…
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Competition: Vanarama National League
Location: Technique Stadium
The game will be live on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting from 5pm.
Live radio commentary
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Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel on Wednesday.
Name: Eastleigh Football Club
Nicknames: The Spitfires
Stadium: Silverlake Stadium
Manager: Lee Bradbury
Originally known as Swaythling Athletic, Eastleigh were found in 1946 and joined the Hampshire League.
Progress was steady at the Spitfires until Paul Doswell became manager in 2002; he oversaw three successive promotions.
The club finally cracked into the National League in 2014 under Richard Hill’s leadership and have failed to look back.
Eastleigh continue to be one of the mainstays in the fifth tier and are on course to secure a place in the National League play-offs and aim for a spot in the Football League.
One to watch
Charlie Carter is a name very familiar to Chesterfield fans. He started his career at Woking and mad the step up and signed for the Blues in 2018. He wowed the Spireites faithful but struggled with injuries as he racked up four goals in 20 appearances. A move to the Football League and Stevenage soon followed but unfortunately problems with injuries followed him to the Lamex Stadium. The midfielder scored 10 times in 80 games before he left Boro at the end of the 2021.22 season. Carter moved to Eastleigh last summer and has a welcome injury-free season – scoring eight times in 42 league games.
The Spireites’ last three: (L/W/W)
Drew –Maidenhead United 0-0 Chesterfield – Vanarama National League
Lost – Chesterfield 1-3 York City – Vanarama National League
Won – Dagenham & Redbridge 0-1 Chesterfield – Vanarama National League
Eastleigh’s last three: (L/D/L)
Lost – Torquay United 2-0 Eastleigh – Vanarama National League
Drew – Eastleigh 3-3 Aldershot Town – Vanarama National League
Lost – Eastleigh 2-5 Gateshead – Vanarama National League
Last Time We Met
The Spireites travelled to the Silverlake Stadium back in October on the back of two successive defeats. Ousseynou Cisse headed past Ross Fitzsimons on the stroke of half time, before Liam Mandeville’s cross-cum-shot got Paul Cook’s side level in the second half. However, Brendan Camp met Ryan Hill’s corner in added time to give Eastleigh a late win.
Armando Dobra and Ryheem Sheckleford will both miss the game due to their respective hamstring issues.
Ollie Banks suffered a knock to the knee in the first half of the Spireites’ win over Dagenham & Redbridge. The midfielder is being assessed ahead of the Eastleigh game.
From the dugout
Danny Webb said: “We’ve got to make sure we don’t take anything for granted because they are a very good team. Lee’s done a very good job there and they are in the play-offs as it stands.
“They’ve got some good players and up until the last couple of games they were very good defensively. A direct rival cannot be taken lightly at all.“