Match preview: Oxford City (h)

Top meet bottom at the SMH Group Stadium as Chesterfield take on Oxford City in the National League.

The Spireites can move one step closer to the title, whereas Oxford City are looking to claw back the difference between them and Wealdstone.

Here’s everything you need to know…

Match Details

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Opponents: Oxford City

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Competition: Vanarama National League

Location: SMH Group Stadium


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The Opposition

Name: Oxford City

Nickname: The Hoops

Founded: 1882

Stadium: The RAW Charging Stadium

Capacity: 3,100

Manager: Ross Jenkins


National League South Play-Off Winners | 2022/23

Southern Football League Play-Off Winners | 2011/12

Southern Football League Division One South & West Play-Off Winners | 2007/08

Spartan South Midlands Football League Premier Division Champions | 1992/93 & 2005/06

Isthmian Football League Division One Champions | 1995/96

FA Amateur Cup Winners | 1905/06

Tournoi de Pâques du Stade Français Winners | 1920/21

On Ross Jenkins

Ross Jenkins is most known for his time at Watford throughout his professional playing career – he spent six years at Vicarage Road. After stints at Plymouth Argyle, Barnet, Crawley Then, Poli Timișoara, Pirin Blagoevgrad, Viking and Hamilton Academical, the midfielder retired due to injury. Jenkins’ managerial career started in 2022 when he joined Oxford City. Last season, the 33-year-old guided the Hoops to the National League South title.

One to watch

Josh Parker has played for a number of the clubs in his his 14-year professional career thus far but has hit his best from at Oxford City. The forward has had stints outside of England at the likes of Domžale, Red Star Belgrade and Aberdeen. In the 70 games he has played for the Hoops, Parker has scored 30 times.

This season in numbers:

Appearances – 34

Goals – 12

Yellow Cards – 6

Red Cards – 0

Minutes Played – 2,883

Played for both

Kabongo Tshimanga is one of the few players that have plied their trade with both Oxford City and Chesterfield. For the Hoops, he spent just one season at The RAW Charging Stadium but managed to score 24 times in 42 appearances. Upon joining the Spireites in 2021, the striker immediately found form and became a fans’ favourite from the start. His 33 goals in 53 games made him one of the best strikers in recent memory at the club.

View from the dugout

Danny Webb said: “Anything can happen on any day. I don’t really believe in form but what I do believe in is that we are having a really good season.

“I’m sure Oxford won’t be too excited about coming here against a team flying but we certainly won’t be taking them for granted.”