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Preview: Hartlepool United

7 October 2016

A look ahead to Saturday's game

Hartlepool United vs Crawley Town

October 2016thSaturday 8

Northern Gas and Power Stadium



The Overview:


Crawley travel to the north-east to face Hartlepool United on Saturday afternoon looking to extend their five match unbeaten run in all competitions.


In their last four league games, the side have a return of 10 points having won three matches and drawn the other. The last road trip saw a similarly long journey to Morecambe result in a 3-2 win for Dermot Drummy’s men.


Crawley have won on both of their trips to the Pools – and have drawn the two meetings in RH11, meaning they’re unbeaten against Saturday’s opponents.


The Video:


to watch Dermot Drummy preview the contest.hereClick


here.We also spoke to Joe McNerney before Saturday’s game – fans can watch a section of that interview


here.Reds Player HD subscribers can hear from the defender in full


The Quotes:


“The spirit and organisation of the club is really good at the moment,” Dermot Drummy.


“We’re in great spirits but need to make sure we’re quick out of the blocks on Saturday,” Joe McNerney.


The Opposition:


place in EFL Two going into Saturday’s game. All three of their league wins so far this campaign have come on the road – at Exeter City, Yeovil Town and Grimsby Town.thCraig Hignett’s side occupy 13


Their home matches this season have yielded four draws and one defeat. The 3-0 win away to Grimsby Town at Blundell Park last time out saw a brace from Padraig Amond and Nathan Thomas give Hignett’s side their first win in four league matches.


– Hignett made eight changes for the Checkatrade Trophy game with Sunderland U23’s in the week.hereTeam News for the hosts can be found


The One to Watch:


The afore mentioned Amond, 28, has four goals in nine league matches so far this term following his summer move from Grimsby Town.


The striker scored 33 goals in the Mariners’ promotion from the National League last season and has hit the ground running at his new club so far.


We’ve Met Before:


The last time the two sides met was back in March in RH11 -  the game ended in a 0-0 draw. The meeting previously in the season came in October and ended in a 2-1 win for the Reds.


All three goals of the 2-1 win for Crawley came in the second half. A Simon Walton penalty and a Rhys Murphy goal were enough to give the Reds a victory – despite a late goal from Billy Paynter halving the scoreline.


The Officials:


Mr Robert Jones will take charge of a game involving the Reds for the first time on Saturday at the Northern Gas and Power Stadium.


He will be assisted by Mr Marc Edwards and Mr Matthew Bristow.


here.All the details are


The Ticket News:


here. October – all the prices and other information is thFans can buy tickets on the day at Hartlepool United – sales from the Box Office with ourselves close at 4pm on Friday 7


Follow it live:


You will be able to follow all the action across our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat.


Reds Player HD subscribers will be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the game with John Barnett and Bruce Talbot.


Post-match video reaction from the Head Coach and players will also be available on YouTube and Reds Player HD.

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