Match Preview: Chesterfield v Barrow

All you need to know as we travel to face Chesterfield in the National League!

Chesterfield v Barrow

Saturday 26th January


The Proact Stadium


Chesterfields Recent Form:

The home side find themselves in trouble at the wrong end of the table, though their recent appointment of John Sheridan as manager has provided a recent change in fortunes, they picked up a vital 3 points away at Aldershot last weekend. They sit in 21st place with 29 points from 29 games.

Last 4 league games:

Chesterfield 1-1 Hartlepool United

Solihull Moors 2-2 Chesterfield

Chesterfield 3-3 Ebbsfleet United

Aldershot Town 0-2 Chesterfield


Barrow’s Recent Form:

The Bluebirds travel to Derbyshire looking to get back to winning ways after last weeks home draw with FC Halifax Town. We sit in 12th place with 40 points from 30 games.

Last 4 league games:

Barrow 3-2 Salford City

AFC Fylde 0-0 Barrow

Havant & Waterlooville 3-2 Barrow

Barrow 0-0 FC Halifax Town


Last Time Out:

The two sides played out a five goal thriller when we faced Chesterfield earlier on in the season. After Jack Hindle gave the Bluebirds an early lead, two goals either side of half time put the visitors in front before they went down to ten men. Tyler Smith then became the Bluebirds hero with two goals to send the crowd wild and earn us three huge points against Ian Evatt’s former side.

Watch highlights of that one here:




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Live Updates:

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Tickets and Travel:


Ticket News:

There will be no cash turnstiles in operation on match day, supporters are advised to purchase tickets in advance where possible to avoid queuing.

Barrow fans will be based in the Karen Child Community East Stand and a bar coded ticket must be purchased either from us or at the away ticket office before gaining entry to the stadium through the automated turnstiles. The away ticket is located at the North Stand of the ground.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £16
Seniors (65+) – £12
Students (with valid ID) – £8
17-21 – £8
Armed Forces (with valid ID) – £8
16 & Under – £6


By Car:

From the M1 motorway: leave the motorway at junction 30 at Balborough signposted Chesterfield. At the roundabout take the first exit in around a quarter of a mile theres another roundabout. Take the 4th exit signpost Staveley/ Chesterfield A619 and drive past McDonalds on your left and cross over the motorway. Warning! : speed cameras on this road so take it easy!. Follow the A619 through Mastin Moor and towards Staveley.

In Staveley there’s the Speedwell Arms on your right if you fancy a pint (Townes Brewery Brew Pub). At the roundabout take the first exit there’s one mini roundabout most people drive straight over it follow the A619 through Staveley towards Brimington.

In Brimington (speed cameras!) follow the A619 round the large island keep in the left-hand lane and follow signs to Chesterfield. At the bottom of Brimington Hill drive straight towards Sainsburys.

At the Sainsbury’s roundabout keep in the left-hand lane and follow the A619 towards Tesco’s. At the Tesco’s roundabout take the 3rd exit straight over past the new Hotel Casa and towards Tesco’s and Gordon Lamb garage on the left. Donkey Derby on the right. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit and drive along the B6057 Sheffield Road. You should be able to see the ground on your left just past Tesco’s entrance.

By Train:

There is a regular train service to Chesterfield and taxis available at the train station.  For pedestrians and cylcists from the Railway Station follow the ‘Stonegravels Way’ footpath and cycle route that leads past the Chesterfield Hotel and up Brewery Street over the dual carriage way.  Turn right down the steps and proceed along Infirmary Road past Chesterfield College and straight ahead along Canal Wharf.  Where this joins Hazlehurst Lane bear right onto a new footbpath which runs alongside the dual carriageway. Proceed until the footpath runs along the boundary of the Casa Hotel to immerge at Lockoford Lane where there will be the first sighting of the Proact Stadium.