Chippenham Town

Even though the Bluebirds changed their manager with six games remaining they sneaked into the playoffs on the final day last time out, setting their highest ever finish. A six-game unbeaten run secured a top seven place and the pressure of beating Havant and Waterlooville to leapfrog them on the last game prepared them for an attempt at promotion. Chippenham Town went to Princes Park and beat Dartford on penalties before falling short in extra time against Ebbsfleet United. A fantastic season for the Wiltshire club who had consistently finished mid-table since promotion to the National South five years ago.

2021/2022 Season
National South: 7th
F.A Cup: 3rd Qualifying Round
F.A Trophy: 2nd Round
County Cup: 1st Round
Top League Scorer: Jordan Young (10 goals)

Manager – Gary Horgan

Chippenham Town looked to Horgan for the final six games of the National South season after Mike Cook parted ways with the club. The former Bluebird player won four of his six matches in charge taking Chippenham Town from eleventh and into the last playoff spot. He guided the Wiltshire club to a penalty shoot out win over Dartford before going out to Ebbsfleet United after extra time. Horgan worked as assistant manager during Mark Collier’s time in charge of the club after a playing career at Hardenhuish Park, he also represented Swindon Supermarine and Hungerford Town as a player.

Summer Transfers

Transfers In Transfers Out
Tom Mehew (Bristol Rovers) Kieran Parselle (Bath City)
Joe Parker (Gloucester City) Danny Greenslade (Bath City)
Eddie Jones (Bath City) Adam Mann (Chicago House AC)
Matt Jones (Hungerford Town) Bradley Ash (Weymouth)
Pablo Martinez (Bristol Rovers)  
Sebastian Palmer-Houldon (Bristol City)  

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 4 / Chippenham Town wins: 2 / Draws: 4

Previous Matches (last six)

Dartford 0 – 0 Chippenham Town (12/05/2022 – National South Playoff)*
Chippenham Town 4 – 2 Dartford (12/03/2022 – National South)
Dartford 3 – 3 Chippenham Town (06/11/2021 – National South)
Chippenham Town 1 – 2 Dartford (27/10/2020 – National South)
Chippenham Town 1 – 5 Dartford (01/02/2020 – National South)
Dartford 1 – 1 Chippenham Town (26/10/2019 – National South)
* – Chippenham Town won 3-2 on penalties

Next Meetings

Chippenham Town v Dartford – 03/09/2022
Dartford v Chippenham Town – 11/02/2023


  • Dartford have gone three games without victory against Chippenham Town
  • The last three meetings at Princes Park have ended in a draw after 90 minutes
  • Dartford were unbeaten in their first four visits to Hardenhuish Park (W3, D1), but lost away from home for the first time against the Bluebirds in their last trip there last season

Match Highlights – 2021/2022

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