Match preview: FC Halifax Town

The Spireites are looking to extend their unbeaten run when they take on FC Halifax Town today at the Technique Stadium. The Blues are unbeaten in five with four wins and a draw and Paul Cook and the lads will be looking to pick up another three points in front of a bumper crowd.

Here’s all you need to know…

Match details

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: FC Halifax Town

Location: The Technique Stadium


Matchday Coverage

Live radio commentary

Our in-house radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide 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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It is also available via Alexa.

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley. It is sponsored by National Windscreens.

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.

The Opposition

Fact file

Name: FC Halifax Town

Nicknames: The Shaymen

Founded: 2008

Stadium: The Shay

Capacity: 14,401

Manager: Chris Millington

On FC Halifax Town

FC Halifax Town have only been around for a small number of years after they replaced Halifax Town AFC, which went into administration in the 2007/08 season. Huge tax debts buried Halifax Town AFC after almost 100 years as a football club.

Halifax’s three main rivals are Burnley, Rochdale and Huddersfield Town. They have spent their years floating around the non-league pyramid and reached the National League in 2013. They have endured promotion pushing campaigns but are yet to be successful in their attempts to get to the Football League. They went close in 2019/20, losing to Boreham Wood in the play-off semi-final and also last season, when they were defeated by the Spireites in the play-off eliminator.

This season they sit in 16th position, just nine points above the relegation zone. Although it looks unlikely they will go down this season, the Shaymen will be looking to secure more vital points to guarantee their spot in the National League for another season.

One to watch

Matty Warburton is an English-born midfielder who has an eye for a goal or an assist. He’s had a number of clubs over his career, such as Stockport County, Northampton Town and Salford City. He signed the FC Halifax Town in 2021 and has made 52 appearances for the club, scoring 14 goals.

This season the 30-year-old has scored two goals in 15 appearances, including one in their last outing against Yeovil Town.

Recent Form

Chesterfield FC: D/W/W
FC Halifax Town: D/W/D

Last time we met

The last time the two sides met was back in December 2022, when Halifax defeated the Spireites 1-0 at The Shay.