Recap: Ash Palmer's first Chesterfield goal seals late win against Altrincham

Chesterfield play in-form Altrincham at the Technique Stadium tonight (7.45pm KO).
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The Spireites are fourth, while the Robins, who are unbeaten in 10, are 10th and could climb into the play-offs with a victory this evening.

Both sides had their games called-off at the weekend.

Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at the match and will bring you all the build-up, team news, updates and reaction.

Chesterfield v Altrincham: LIVE UPDATES

Key Events

  • FT: Chesterfield 1 v 0 Altrincham (7.45pm KO)
  • Spireites go third thanks to Ash Palmer’s 88th minute winner
  • Chesterfield XI (4-2-3-1) Covolan; King, Palmer, Grimes, Clements; Jones, Banks; Mandeville, Asante, Dobra; Quigley. Subs: Williams, Akinola, Oldaker, Uchegbulam, Colclough.
  • Paul Cook makes three changes

Fingers crossed that we get a game tonight because Town really could do with ticking off some of these matches now.

Stay tuned for everything you need to know.

Chesterfield: 4/7

Draw: 11/4

Altrincham: 4/1

(Sky Bet)

Referee: Steven Copeland (he was in charge of the 2-0 win against Wrexham this season)

Assistant referee: Harry Warner

Assistant referee: Richard Watson

Fourth official: Gareth Thomas

Altrincham’s form

Tonight’s opponents are in great form, having not lost any of their last 10 games in all competitions.

Alty’s away record

But despite Alty’s current good form they have only won twice on the road this season.

Their away record is: P13 W2 D6 L5 (14th best in National League).

Could make his Chesterfield debut against his former side tonight. He was cup-tied for the West Brom match.

Alty’s top scorer

Is young Norther Ireland midfielder, Chris Conn-Clarke, 21, who is on loan from Fleetwood Town. He has nine goals.

Chesterfield came from a goal down to beat Altrincham 2-1 at the end of August, Kabongo Tshimanga scoring the winner.

Tonight’s other fixtures

  • Bromley v Dagenham & Redbridge
  • Eastleigh v Barnet
  • Gateshead v Wrexham
  • Maidenhead United v Southend United
  • Maidstone United v Aldershot Town
  • Oldham Athletic v York City
  • Solihull Moors v Notts County
  • Yeovil Town v Wealdstone

Our predicted Spireites line-up

(4-1-4-1) Fitzsimons; King, Palmer, Grimes, Clements; Jones; Mandeville, Oldaker, Akinola, Dobra; Quigley.

Subs: Williams, Banks, Colclough, Asante, Tshimanga.