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Match Preview: Bromley

6 September 2019

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The Spireites travel to Bromley on Saturday for their next National League fixture, kick-off 3pm. Here is our big match preview....


A reminder that tickets for Saturday's game at Bromley are on sale via the opposition club's website.

Tickets for the game are priced as follows:

Adult: £15.00
Concessions (Over 65s): £10
Armed Forces, NHS/Emergency Services & Football League Season Ticket Holders*: £10
Under 16s & Students** aged 16-21 yrs: £5
Under 16s go FREE when accompanied by a full paying adult


*Employers ID / Valid in date Football League/Premier League Season Ticket required on entry
**Valid Student ID & Proof of Age required on entry.

Please note that prices increase for tickets purchased on the day at the turnstiles.

Please click here to purchase.

Team News

John Sheridan confirmed in the Halifax Town post-match press conference that Tom Denton will not take part against Bromley but is in contention from then on.

He also said that David Buchanan will be out for around six weeks. Anthony Spyrou will also not feature.


Manager: Neil Smith

After failing to break through to the first team at Tottenham as an apprentice, Smith joined Gillingham in 1991.

He made over 200 appearances in the six years he spent in Kent before spells with Fulham, Reading and Stevenage.

The midfielder moved to Conference side Woking in 2002, where he spent five years. He also had a spell as caretaker manager in 2007 shortly before he left the Kingfield Stadium.

Smith became player-manager at Welling United, but he only lasted a year prior to ending his playing career with Maidstone United.

In 2011, Smith joined Bromley as assistant manager. He spent five years as assistant before being handed the managerial job on a temporary basis. He was handed the role permanently in April 2016.

Smith took the Ravens to the FA Trophy final in 2018, where they lost 5-4 on penalties to Brackley Town after a 1-1 draw. He also led Bromley to an 11th place finish in the National League last season.

One to Watch: Reeco Hackett-Fairchild

After a youth career with Fulham, Brighton & Hove Albion and Dagenham & Redbridge, Hackett-Fairchild signed his first professional contract with the Daggers in 2016.

He spent time out on loan Dulwich Hamlet before joining Charlton Athletic. After a year being with the Addicks, he started to break into the first team.

However, last season he was sent out on loan twice. He joined Boreham Wood on loan in September before joining Bromley in April. Hackett-Fairchild scored his first professional goal for the Ravens.

During the close season, the forward moved to Hayes Lane permanently. He has started off the season well scoring five times in his opening eight games.

Hackett-Fairchild scored his fifth goal on Wednesday in front of the BT Sports cameras against his former club, Dagenham & Redbridge.

Head to Head

This will only be the third time that the Spireites have met Bromley, with the other two meetings coming last season.

The first encounter came in November last year, Zavon Hines’ late penalty rescued a draw for Chesterfield. Joe Rowley also scored an injury time equaliser in the 3-3 away draw back in March.

From the Dugout:

John Sheridan: “We’ve got to keep fighting, I hope people will trust me that I can turn this around."


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-Providing full-match commentary on Spireites Digital

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-Providing reaction from the game on the official website

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