Match preview: Maidenhead United (a)

The Spireites aim for a fifth successive away win as they travel to York Road to face Maidenhead United.

Chesterfield don’t have a great record against the Magpies, but they can move up to third place with a victory.

Match details

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2022

Opponents: Maidenhead United

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: Vanarama National League

Location: York Road

Matchday Coverage

Live radio commentary

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The Opposition

Fact file

Name: Maidenhead United

Nicknames: The Magpies

Founded: 1870

Stadium: York Road

Capacity: 4,000

Manager: Alan Devonshire

On Maidenhead

Maidenhead United were formed in October 1970 and had their first game two months later against Bond’s Meadow.

The club participated in the inaugural FA Cup competition where they got to the first round before losing to Crystal Palace.

The Magpies managed to reach the quarter-finals of the same competition for three years on the trot in the 1870s; however, the club have languished in non-league for pretty much the whole of their history.

In 2017, Maidenhead won the National League South with 98 points – just two points more than Ebbsfleet United. Alan Devonshire’s side have become a staple in this league and have stayed in the fifth tier since.

One to watch

Emile Acquah has been one of the bright lights for Maidenhead United this season with the forward currently the club’s top goalscorer – siting eight goals ahead of second place. The 22-year-old started his career with Southend United with three years spent at Roots Hall, 41 appearances for the club and three loan spells. After finishing up his second loan with the Magpies, he joined the club on a permanent basis. Acquah struggled in his first full campaign at York Road with four goals in 32 games. The versatile attacker has scored 13 times in 43 appearances so far this season.

Recent Form

The Spireites’ last three: (W/D/W)

Drew – Chesterfield 1-1 Yeovil Town – Vanarama National League

Won – Woking 0-1 Chesterfield – Vanarama National League

Won – Chesterfield 2-0 FC Halifax Town– Vanarama National League

Maidenhead’s last three: (D/W/L)

Drew – Maidenhead United 1-1 Aldershot Town – Vanarama National League

Won – Maidenhead United 2-1 Maidstone United – Vanarama National League

Lost – Dorking Wanderers 3-1 Maidenhead United – Vanarama National League

Last Time We Met

The last time the two clubs met was back in October. Chesterfield were fresh from securing their record-breaking ninth league game without defeat with a 2-1 win over Maidstone United. Unfortunately, Maidenhead struck twice either side of half time through Koby Arthur and Ashley Nathaniel-George to build a two-goal lead. Tyrone Williams halved the deficit in stoppage time, but the Spireites fell to their first defeat of the campaign.

Team News

Armando Dobra will miss the game due to picking up a hamstring injury during the win over FC Halifax Town.

Akwasi Asante is nearing a return from injury but will miss the Maidenhead game as it is ‘too early’ for the forward, according to Danny Webb.

Thoughts from the dugout:

Danny Webb said: “Form goes out of window at any point because in 90 minutes anything can happen – especially at Maidenhead.

“On a wet and windy Saturday, we’ve got to be up for it or else it would be a very long afternoon.”