The Spireites have never played the hosts and it has the potential to be a tricky opening game for Paul Cook’s men.
But the Blues will be backed by a big away following so we should be in for a lively atmosphere.
Dorking won promotion from the National League South through the play-offs last season so they should be full of confidence.
Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at the match and will bring you all the build-up, team news, updates and reaction so stay tuned throughout the day.
Dorking Wanderers v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES
Last updated: Saturday, 06 August, 2022, 20:57
- FT: Dorking Wanderers 2 v 2 Chesterfield (3pm KO)
- Akwasi Asante gives Town lead on 18 minutes; Armando Dobra adds second on 40 minutes
- Lucas Covolan sent off after 30 minutes; Ollie Banks goes in goal with no sub keeper on bench
- Dorking score twice in second-half to claim a point in first game of new season
- Spireites: (4-2-3-1) Covolan, King, Williams, Grimes, Horton; Oldaker, Banks; Mandeville; Dobra, Asante, Quigley. Subs: Sheckleford, Maguire, Whelan, Clarke, Gyasi.
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Chesterfield were held to a dramatic drew 2-2 at Dorking Wanderers on the opening day of the new National League season.
REPORT: Spireites hold on for draw against Dorking despite having midfielder Ollie Banks in net for an hour
Chesterfield held on for a 2-2 draw against Dorking Wanderers on the opening day of the new season despite remarkably playing more than an hour with midfielder Ollie Banks in net.
Strong words from Cook
A frustrated Paul Cook has warned goalkeeper Lucas Covolan that he ‘must learn quickly’ or he ‘won’t be at the club’ after he was sent off in a dramatic 2-2 draw against Dorking Wanderers which saw midfielder Ollie Banks go in goal in the first match of the new season.
A point for the Spireites on the opening day despite playing for more than an hour with 10-men and with midfielder Ollie Banks in net after Lucas Covolan was sent off. Town finished with NINE men after Horton’s second yellow. Madness.
Horton is shown a second yellow for taking too long with a throw. Just seconds left, Chesterfield have nine-men.
Five minutes added
Final sub - 83 minutes
Oldaker is replaces by Gyasi.
For Mandeville. Looked like he won the ball. Dangerous area for a free-kick.
Dorking equalise: 2-2
Moore sweeps in a cross from around the penalty spot. No chance for Banks.
12 minutes remaining.
Take a point now!