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PREVIEW | Chesterfield (A)


THE DETAILS

Chesterfield v Wealdstone

Vanarama National League

Technique Stadium

Saturday 28th August, 3:00pm kick-off


TICKETS

Tickets for Saturday's game are priced at £18 Adults, £14 Concessions and £11 Aged 21-17 and £7 aged 16 and under if you purchase online. Tickets purchased on the day will cost £1 more across all brackets.


Wealdstone fans can buy their tickets online HERE, please note that Wealdstone supporters will be housed in the North Stand, block N3, so ensure you select the correct part of the stadium on the online ticketing portal.


There is a supporters coach travelling to the game on the day but this has now sold out.


THE CONTEXT

Wealdstone head to Chesterfield on the weekend for their first away trip of the season and first with the vociferous Stones faithful following them in the National League for over 30 years. The Stones went unbeaten against Chesterfield last season, winning 3-2 at The Vale early on as the visitors struggled, but with a new manager in James Rowe and significant finances put into the playing squad, they rocketed up the table and made the play-offs at the end. That did not stop Stuart Maynard's side picking up a surprise 0-0 draw away from home as the season began to end. However fortunes remain very much similar to when the sides last met with both predicted to be at opposite ends of the table. The hosts have strengthened this summer and go into the National League season as one of the title favourites.


TEAM NEWS

Zach Dronfield could make his Stones debut after returning from suspension following his pre-season red card against Hungerford Town. Connor Stevens remains absent as he recovers from a foot injury. Danny Parish will continue his return to match fitness at Billericay Town, as he has been loaned there for a month.


FORM GUIDE


Stones:

Woking (H) 1-2 L (Umerah) Hungerford Town (H) 3-1 W (Umerah 2, Lewis) Watford U23s (H) 3-0 W (Fasanmade, Trialist, Wishart) Dorking Wanderers (A) 1-2 W (Browne, Fasanmade) Colchester United (A) 1-1 D (Umerah)


Chesterfield:

Aldershot Town (A) 0-2 W (Rowe, Tshimanga)

Grimsby Town (H) 2-1 W (Mandeville 2)

Tamworth (H) 3-1 W (Rowe 2, Mandeville) Port Vale (H) 0-1 L Bradford City (H) 2-1 W (Rowe, Payne)


WHO TO WATCH FOR?

Kabongo Tshimanga: Tshimanga's signing a week before the season started lifted many eyebrows in the National League, with many tipping the former Boreham Wood striker to earn a move into the EFL. A natural, proven goalscorer at this level, Tshimanga got straight into the form that earned him his move to Chesterfield and scored on his debut in the Spireites 2-0 win away to Aldershot Town on the opening day of the season.


HEAD-TO-HEAD

Played - 2

Won - 1

Drawn - 1

Lost - 0


LAST TWO MEETINGS

May 2021 - Chesterfield 0-0 Stones

Oct 2020 - Stones 3-2 Chesterfield (Emmanuel 2, Mendy)


Preview by Chris Woods

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