Barnet Football Club

Match Preview: Chesterfield FC vs Barnet FC

The Bees will be looking to secure their first win of the season at Technique Stadium on Tuesday evening (19:45 KO) – travelling to Chesterfield FC in the Vanarama National League.


Chesterfield FC


Nickname: The Spireites


Founded: 1867


Stadium: Technique Stadium (10,600 capacity)


Manager: James Rowe


Top scorer: Kabongo Tshimanga (3)


Position in table: 3rd


Summer Transfers


IN: Scott Loach (Barnet FC), Calvin Miller (Harrogate Town), Stefan Payne (Grimsby Town), Jeff King (Halifax Town), Jim Kellermann (Kidderminster), Jamie Grimes (Hereford), Melvin Minter (Harrogate Town), Saidou Khan (Maidstone), Jack Clarke (Aston Villa), Kabongo Tshimanga (Boreham Wood), Joe Rowley (King’s Lynn Town).


OUT: Jonathan Smith (FC United of Manchester), Scott Boden (Boreham Wood), Martin Smith (Hartlepool United), Jim Kellermann (Tamworth, loan), Will Evans (Boreham Wood), Jamie Sharman (Matlock Town), Regan Hutchinson (Guiseley), Tom Whelan (Eastleigh), Luke Rawson (Bradford PA), Jack McKay (Curzon Ashton), Grant Smith (Yeovil Town), Kairo Mitchell (Notts County), Joe Rowley (King’s Lynn Town, loan), Joel Taylor (Notts County), David Buchanan (unassigned), Luke Coddington (unassigned), Milan Butterfield (unassigned), James Montgomery (unassigned), Dylan Wharton (unassigned), Josef Yarney (unassigned).




Harry Kewell: “It will be a difficult game because they are expected to be near the top of the table at the end of the season.


“We are taking a lot of positives from our last game but we know that is going to be a tough test.”




Barnet FC 1- 1 Eastleigh FC


Vanarama National League


Bees: Sargeant, Thomas, Richards-Everton, Flanagan, Sesay, Widdowson (Beard 78’), Brundle (c), Granville (Payne 59’), Tasdemir (Mason-Clark 55’), Enigbokan-Bloomfield, Mariott. Subs (not used): Oxborough, Nugent.


Dover Athletic 0- 0 Chesterfield FC


Vanarama National League


Chesterfield FC: Starting XI: Loach, Miller, Maguire (Grimes 71’), Gunning, Kerr, Carline, McCourt (Weston 51’), Oyeleke, Mandeville (Khan 78’), Rowe, Tshimanga. Subs (not used): King, Payne.




Kabongo Tshimanga 


Chesterfield’s latest signing began his professional career at League One side MK Dons back in 2014, after coming through the academy with the Club.


After several loans to Aldershot, Thróttur, Yeovil Town, Tshimanga finally found a permanent home at Boston United in 2017, where he spent a season. 


A year later he joined Boreham Wood and had a very successful spell, scoring 19 goals before Chesterfield FC snapped him up in the latest transfer window.


The 24-year-old striker has been very clinical in front of goal and already has three goals in five games for the Club. 




Referee: Andrew Miller 


Assistant Referee: Daniel Jarvis


Assistant Referee: Jamie Cann


Fourth Official: Reece Davies