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Preview: Woking v Pools

29 September 2017

Woking v Hartlepool United Paul Goad (defendingthegame.com)
Woking v Hartlepool United

We look ahead to Saturday with a full and in-depth preview of our visit to Kingfield Stadium.

Woking v Hartlepool United
Vanarama National League
Saturday 30th September 2017, 3pm
Kingfield Stadium

In Opposition
Woking boss Anthony Limbrick has had a positive impact at Kingfield Stadium since being appointed to replace Garry Hill at the end of last season.

The Cards just about fought off relegation in 2016/17 but it’s been a summer of change at the club and it seems to be paying off given their encouraging start to the new campaign.

They tasted defeat four times in the opening month but have found a more consistent run of form during September and they come in to Saturday’s game having won five of their last six outings.

That run has been enough to lift them to sixth in the table but, given the tight nature of the division, Pools could move within three points of their hosts with another away win this weekend.

One To Watch
Woking moved quickly to snap up winger Joe Ward upon his release from Brighton & Hove Albion at the end of last term – and it’s looking an inspired piece of business.

The 22-year-old has already helped himself to five goals since joining the club, with three of them coming in back-to-back games at the end of August and in to September.

Whilst Ward is not the only threat in a team which has the best home record in the league so far this season, Pools will go some way to stopping their potency if they can keep him quiet on Saturday.

Form Guide
Woking: WWLWWW
Pools: WWWDWL

Head To Head
This weekend will be the first time ever that Pools and Woking have played against each other in a competitive fixture.

Referee
Richard Hulme will be in charge of his first Pools fixture this weekend when he’s the man in the middle for our trip to Kingfield Stadium.

The official is another who has been promoted to the National League list of referees for the new campaign and he’s overseen four fixtures so far this term.

His most recent outing was last Saturday when he presided over Ebbsfleet United’s win at Boreham Wood, while he was on the whistle for Woking’s 2-1 victory over Eastleigh in August.

Live Coverage
We’ll be linking-up with our friends at BBC Tees to provide full live commentary of Saturday’s game on Pools PlayerHD.

Live commentary will be available in the Match Centre so simply log-in using your Pools PlayerHD details and then click here to go to Woking Match Centre.

Click here to join Pools PlayerHD on a Monthly Pass for just £4.49.

Tickets
Pools fans will be able to buy their tickets on the gate prior to kick-off at Woking where there is capacity for 1,200 in the terrace and up to 386 in the seats.

Click here for full information on tickets for this fixture.

Match Odds
Woking 19/10
Draw 12/5
Pools 7/5


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