There’s another big game at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium on Thursday night as we host our annual Play On The Pitch fans match.
Two sets of supporters are set to do battle, while there will be added intrigue in the dugouts as we’ve enlisted Matthew Bates and Ian ‘Buster’ Gallagher to go head-to-head as the bosses!
Bates will take charge of the home side, which comprises of some familiar faces from previous years that will certainly help the blue and white eleven.
Paul Kenny, Lee Sweeney, Darren Rowbotham, Jack McLean and Ashley Holland are among those with experience which the home team will look to rely on this evening.
Having said that, Buster’s eleven is jam-packed with experience and talent as well so this evening’s game could be a difficult one to call.
Alex Bulmer returns in goal, Simon Dove is another with past experience, along with Chris Kilgour, Dan Wilson and Matthew Smith.
The game kicks-off at 6.30pm and we’ll be uploading some highlights on to Pools PlayerHD in the early part of next week.
Good luck to both teams!
Home XI: Dan Gray, Craig Bucknall, James Noon, Michael Weir, Mick Eglintine, Craig Shipley, Paul Kenny, Lee Sweeney, Darren Rowbotham, Jack McLean, Ashley Holland.
Alex Bulmer, David Wallis, Ryan Taylor, Simon Dove, Anthony Cross, Nathan Godfrey, Andrew Bowker, Chris Kilgour, Dan Wilson, Matthew Smith, Kenny Watson.Away XI: