Recap: Two goals in four second-half minutes from Danny Rowe and debutant Kabongo Tshimanga hand Spireites opening day win at Aldershot Town

Chesterfield kick-off the 2021/2022 National League season away at Aldershot Town today (3pm KO).

Saturday, 21st August 2021, 8:32 pm
Aldershot Town v Chesterfield - live updates.

The Spireites reached the play-offs last season and are one of the favourites to achieve promotion to League Two this campaign.

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Manager James Rowe had made 10 new signings, and we could see a good number of those in action today.

Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will have all the build-up, team news, match updates and reaction so stay with us throughout the day.

Aldershot Town v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Saturday, 21 August, 2021, 20:31

  • FT: Aldershot Town 0 v 2 Chesterfield (3pm KO)
  • A quick-fire second-half double from Rowe (pen) and debut goal for Tshimanga put Spireites in lead
  • First game of new National League season
  • Spireites XI (3-4-1-2): Loach; Grimes, Gunning, Maguire; King, Oyeleke, Weston, Miller; Mandeville; Rowe, Tshimanga. Subs: Carline, Kerr, Khan Clarke, Payne.
  • Debuts for Loach, Grimes, King, Miller and Tshimanga.

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Three points and a clean sheet away from home in the first game of the new season. Perfect start. Join us again next week when Chesterfield host Wealdstone.

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Liam Norclffe's player ratings from Chesterfield's opening day win at Aldershot Town

Second-half goals from Kabongo Tshimanga and Danny Rowe ensured Chesterfield started the new National League season with a 2-0 win at Aldershot Town.

ALDERSHOT REACTION: James Rowe hails 'lethal' Kabongo Tshimanga after debut goal in opening day win

Chesterfield manager James Rowe hailed new signing Kabongo Tshimanga as ‘lethal’ after scoring on his debut in a 2-0 win at Aldershot Town in the first game of the new season.

FT: Aldershot Town 0 v 2 Chesterfield

Two goals in four second-half minutes from Danny Rowe (pen) and debutant Kabongo Tshimanga secure a deserved opening day win for the Spireites.

Reaction from James Rowe coming up.


Spireites sub - 81 mins

Oyeleke off, Khan on.



And just like that it’s 2-0. A well-taken finish across the goalkeeper on his debut. He runs to celebrate with the away fans, who go absolutely nuts. Limbs.

14 minutes to go.

75 mins - Spireites sub

King off, Carline on.


The referee pointed to the spot after King was bundled over in the area. It was a definite penalty.

Rowe tucks away the penalty for his first goal of the season. Shots goalkeeper Walker went the right way and looked to get fingertips on it but it had too much power.

Spireites lead 1-0 with 18 minutes to go.

Is starting to find space and dictate play for Chesterfield. He’s dropping deep and starting to see more of the ball which is a positive sign.

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