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Preview: Pools v Guiseley

1 April 2018

Victoria Park Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Victoria Park

We turn our attentions to the Easter Monday action with a full and in-depth preview of Guiseley visit to Victoria Park.

Hartlepool United v Guiseley
Vanarama National League
Monday 2nd April 2018, 3pm
Victoria Park

In Opposition
Guiseley will arrive at Victoria Park looking to bounce back from a damaging Good Friday defeat to Leyton Orient at Nethermoor Park.

The Lions sit bottom of the pile in the National League table and are some fifteen points adfrift of safety following the 3-1 reverse at the hands of The O’s.

Sean St Ledger has been in temporary charge of First Team affairs since the departure of Paul Cox in February and he admitted that their performance on Friday wasn’t good enough from the first whistle.

The West Yorkshire outfit have won just once in their last fourteen games and only a dramatic turnaround in form coupled with kind results elsewhere will see them avoid playing in the National League North next term.

Star Man
Rowan Liburd is Guiseley’s most reliable provider of goals after making his move from Stevenage a permanent one in December following a successful loan stint.

The 25-year-old front man hit four goals in seven games for The Lions, which was enough to persuade them to offer him a full-time deal at Nethermoor Park.

A lively and dangerous forward, Liburd made a name for himself during a football scholarship in America and drew attention upon his return to England when he began scoring goals for Billericay Town, earning a move to Reading.

Form Guide
Pools: LDDWWW
Guiseley: LWLLDL

Head To Head
Our 1-0 win at Guiseley at the end of August came courtesy of Jonathan Franks’ second half goal and was the first time the two clubs have ever met in competitive action.

Referee
Joe Hull will take charge of his third Pools game of the season on Monday afternoon when he’s the man in the middle for Guiseley’s visit to The Vic.

He has also overseen our last-gasp win over Barrow back in October, while he was also on the whistle for our 1-1 draw at Chester in January.

Hull’s most recent outing came on Good Friday when he presided over Solihull Moors’ goalless draw with Aldershot Town at Damson Park.

Live Coverage
Mark Simpson will be live on Pools PlayerHD from 2.50pm on Monday afternoon to provide fans with full live commentary of the action against Guiseley.

The live coverage on Pools PlayerHD is accessible by supporters anywhere in the world so if you can’t get along to The Vic make sure you join us to listen-in.

Click here for more information on joining Pools PlayerHD.

Tickets
Tickets for the game are on sale now both online and from the Club’s Ticket Office.

Fans will be able to buy tickets on the day of the game from our Main Ticket Office on Clarence Road or from our two Matchday Ticket Offices.

There will be no cash turnstiles for Pools fans but we have made available a method by which supporters can pay for tickets on their cards directly at the turnstiles.

Click here for full information on buying tickets for this fixture.

Match Odds
Pools 4/6
Guiseley 4/1
Draw 13/5


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