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Match Preview: Chesterfield (H)

19 March 2021

The Bees return to The Hive London after back to back away trips, as they take on Chesterfield in Vanarama National League action. Preview in association LVBet.


Barnet FC vs Chesterfield FC

Saturday 20th March 2021, 15:00 KO

The Hive

Vanarama National League


League Position: 15th (P25 W11 D3 L11)

Last Result: Chesterfield 0-1 Sutton United (Tuesday 16th March 2021)

Manager: James Rowe

Club Captain: Will Evans

Since they last faced the Bees, Chesterfield have followed a similar pattern of mixed results and in fact, come into the game on the back of two defeats. However, unlike before the game in December, they find themselves in a much safer position in the table with a 12 point cushion on the relegation zone, and still, like a number of teams in the division, in with a chance of a playoff place, finding themselves only six points adrift of 7th place Notts County.

Their last game saw them narrowly defeated by high flying Sutton United in what was their manager James Rowe’s first defeat at home since taking charge back in November, symbolising how much of a fortress he has made the Technique Stadium. It is away from home where the main problems have remained for Chesterfield and they will be looking to change their fortunes come Saturday when they make the trip to London.

Defensively, they have been one of the best sides in the league, with only Sutton, Hartlepool, Torquay, Wrexham, Stockport and Notts County conceding less goals. This was probably part of the reason Rowe was rewarded with a further extension on his contract with the club at the start of the year.


Despite losing in midweek and only coming away with a point last weekend, there have been many positives to take from the Bees performances in the past week.

The draw against Bromley on Saturday saw the Bees come back twice and very nearly saw them go on to win the game, with arguably the better chances of the two sides. Even with the team leaving Greater Manchester empty-handed on Tuesday evening, Paul Fairclough’s side showed great determination and fight to take the game to the wire against promotion chasers Stockport County, conceding late on.

It has also been a very positive week for Alexander McQueen coming into this weekends fixture. After scoring his first goal in Bees colours against Stockport, he was then handed an International call up for Grenada’s upcoming World Cup Qualifiers.

The Bees will be hoping to end their winless run when they take on Chesterfield this Saturday but will have to be wary after the last time the sides met saw the Spireites run away with the game. However, this time around confidence levels among the Bees players will be high coming into the game after some very good individual performances in the last few games.



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