Match preview: York City (h)

The Spireites face York City at the SMH Group Stadium this evening as they look to extend their lead at the top of the National League table…

Here’s everything you need to know…

Match Details

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Opponents: York City

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Competition: National League

Location: SMH Group Stadium


Tickets are available for the fixture here:

Live Radio Commentary

Our in-house radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide exclusive full match commentary on the game, as well as pre- and post-match analysis.

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Our dedicated matchday show is sponsored by National Windscreens and will see commentator Phil Tooley joined by a special co-commentator.

Social Media

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The Opposition

Name: York City

Nickname: The Minstermen

Founded: 1872

Stadium: York Community Stadium

Capacity: 8,500

Manager: Neal Ardley

On Neal Ardley

Neal Ardley is an experienced manager in the National League, previously being charge of Notts County and Solihull Moors. He guided Notts County to the play-off final back in 2018, where they were defeated 3-1 by Harrogate Town at Wembley.

He also lost in the play-off final with Solihull Moors, who were defeated once again at Wembley by Grimsby Town.

He was appointed manager of York City in September 2023.

One to watch

Lennon John -Lewis is a fantastic lower-league striker with history of scoring goals for the likes of Grimsby Town, Lincoln City and Hereford.

This season in numbers:

Appearances – 11

Goals – 4

Assist – 0

Yellow Cards – 2

Red Cards – 1

Minutes Played – 791

View from the first-team

Jamie Grimes said: “It’s going to be a real tough game, they’re a dangerous side and cause problems for anyone they face. It will be a good atmosphere at the SMH Group Stadium again and we’re excited for it. There’s nothing better than a Tuesday night under the lights.”