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20 February 2024 Venue The Suit Direct Stadium Attendance

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Match Preview: Pools face Robins at the Suit Direct

19 February 2024

Kevin Phillips' side play their second home game inside four days on Tuesday night as Pools welcome Altrincham to the Suit Direct Stadium (7:45pm kick-off).

The Lowdown

Pools are unbeaten in four with Phillips in the dugout, recording an emphatic victory over Boreham Wood last time out. Despite going behind within the first minute, Pools responded with goals from Joe Grey, Mani Dieseruvwe and Luke Waterfall as they jumped to 10th in the table.

Altrincham became unstuck away to Aldershot Town on Saturday night, suffering a 2-0 defeat. Before that result however, the Robins were on a three-game winning streak, scoring eight goals in the process. Phil Parkinson's outfit, which includes former Hartlepool loanees Jake Cooper and Eddy Jones, remain fifth and in the play-off positions.

The History

The sides have met just four times before, with Altrincham remaining unbeaten. In the reverse fixture this season, Pools rescued a point late on through a Joe Grey equaliser.

In the 2020/21 campaign, the sides played out two 1-1 draws, while the Robins also won 2-0 in an FA Cup clash back in 1973.

Team News

Otis Khan, Josh Umerah, Anthony Mancini and Dan Dodds all remain sidelined. Courtney Duffus is also expected to miss out after suffering a setback on his recovery trail.

Courtney Senior will be assessed ahead of the fixture, while Alex Lacey continues to build his fitness after returning to full training last week.

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Ticketing information can be found here.

If you can't join us at the Suit Direct Stadium, you can follow the action via National League TV here. Match passes cost £9.50 and grant you access to all streamed fixtures on the given day. Tuesday's game is available both domestically and internationally.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Pools put on a second half show

20 February 2024

A birthday brace from Mani Dieseruvwe and a David Ferguson goal sent Pools on the way to three points in a 3-2 victory over Altrincham at the Suit Direct Stadium.

Kevin Phillips named an unchanged side from Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Boreham Wood, looking to keep his four-game unbeaten start alive.

Altrincham started the game strongly with Dan Mooney and George Wilson both creating chances for the visitors, the latter deflecting onto Joel Dixon’s crossbar.

The deadlock was broken after 33 minutes though, after a failed Pools clearance fell to Matty Kosylo who struck from range. Dixon got down to his bottom corner to get a hand to the shot, but the power beat him in the end.

Pools started the second half much stronger and got their reward when Dieseruvwe turned the ball home from a Joe Grey cut back just four minutes after the interval.

That goal made Dieseruvwe the first Pools player to score 20 or more goals in a single season since Joel Porter in the 2008/09 season.

Just minutes later, Grey found himself through on goal again only for Altrincham keeper Matthew Gould to recklessly bring him down in the area – forcing the referee to point to the spot.

Dieseruvwe would cooly dispatch the chance to grab his second of the game and his 19th league goal to complete a remarkable turnaround.

Altrincham threatened on occasion from range, with substitute Chris Conn-Clarke’s volley providing another comfortable save for Dixon.

With 20 minutes left, Pools doubled their advantage with Dieseruvwe turning provider on this occasion. The forward neatly laid the ball off to the edge of the box where Ferguson was on hand to stroke into the far corner, making it 3-1.

Altrincham forward Dior Agnus grabbed a late consolation goal for the visitors, but Pools ultimately saw the game out to make it five games unbeaten for Phillips since his arrival at the Suit Direct Stadium.

The win leaves Pools 10th in the National League, just six points off the play-off places ahead of Saturday's trip to Solihull Moors.

Pools: Dixon, Hendrie (Onariase 17), Waterfall, Parkes, Ferguson, Featherstone, Crawford, Cooke (Wallace 88), Dickenson (Stephenson 46), Grey, Dieseruvwe

Subs (not used): Jameson, Cooper

Goals: Dieseruvwe (49, 53), Ferguson (70)

Altrincham goals: Kosylo (33), Angus (90+1)

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