Recap: Chesterfield finish pre-season with win against Grimsby Town
Chesterfield host Grimsby Town today at the Technique Stadium in the final pre-season match before the new campaign starts next week.
Spireites fans could get their first look at new signing Kabongo Tshimanga, who signed from Boreham Wood on Tuesday, for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.
Grimsby, managed by Paul Hurst, were relegated from League Two last season.
Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will have all the build-up, team news, updates and reaction so stay tuned throughout the day.
Chesterfield v Grimsby Town: LIVE UPDATES
Last updated: Saturday, 14 August, 2021, 19:48
- FT: Chesterfield 2 v 1 Grimsby Town (2pm KO)
- Liam Mandeville scores long-range strike inside first minute, adds another on 20 minutes
- Erico Sousa pulls one back with deflected strike on 33 minutes
- (3-4-1-2) Loach; Kerr, Grimes, Maguire; King, Weston, Khan, Miller; Mandeville; Rowe, Payne. Subs: Minter, Carline, Whittle, Kellermann, McCourt, Clarke, Tyson, Trialist.
- New signing Kabongo Tshimanga ‘not risked'
- Kick-off delayed until 2pm due to a road closure
- Final pre-season match for Spireites
Chesterfield rounded off pre-season with a 2-1 win against Grimsby Town at the Technique Stadium on Saturday.
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FT: Chesterfield 2 v 1 Grimsby Town
The Spireites end pre-season with a win, Liam Mandeville with both goals.
Clarke plays in Tyson, the ball is a little behind him but he gets it under control and shoots from the edge of the box and the Grimsby keeper parries it.
Six minutes to go.
More subs - 74 mins
Nathan Tyson replaces Liam Mandeville, who has been excellent. And Danny Rowe comes off for Jim Kellermann.
Lets fly from the edge of the box on his right foot but it goes narrowly over.
73 gone, Chesterfield still lead 2-1.
Is wearing number 26 and has come on at right centre-back.
Triple Spireites sub - 68 mins
Miller, King and Kerr have been replaced by Whittle, Carline and a trialist.
Just as I say that, Loach tips over another long-range strike from Sousa after Chesterfield gave away possession cheaply.
From the resulting corner, Waterfall swivels and shoots towards goal but Loach parries it away.
Town still lead 2-1, the match has gone a little quiet, as have both sets of fans.