We turn our attentions to Tuesday night's action with a full and in-depth preview of Bromley's visit to Victoria Park.
Hartlepool United v Bromley
Vanarama National League
Tuesday 27th March 2018
Bromley arrive in the North-East buoyed by reaching Wembley for the first time in the club’s history, nudging their way past Gateshead in Saturday’s FA Trophy semi-final second leg.
Neil Smith’s men have games in hand in the league as a result of their FA Trophy run and they’ll be hoping they can utilise them to ensure they match Wembley glory with a charge towards the play-offs.
The Hayes Lane outfit can often prove stubborn opposition, backed up by the fact they have tasted defeat just twice in their last 17 games in all competitions.
Away from home they have been particularly potent with only one team in the top ten able to boast a better scoring record on the road – however, their attacking style has left them open at the back and only one team in the top ten has conceded more on their travels.
Louis Dennis has been a reliable source of goals for Bromley this season and is well in to double figures now as The Ravens battle for success on two fronts.
The former Dagenham & Redbridge trainee has been utilised in a Number 10 role for Bromley where he can get on the ball and cause problems, create chances and score goals.
A tricky player with a good turn of pace and a keen eye for goal, Pools will know they have to keep Dennis under wraps at The Vic if they want to build-on their improved recent run of form.
Head To Head
August’s 2-0 defeat at Hayes Lane was the first time Pools had ever come up against Bromley in competitive action.
Marc Edwards will be the man in charge for Bromley’s visit to Victoria Park and it will be the third time the official has seen Pools in action this season.
He was also on the whistle for our 2-1 home defeat to Eastleigh back in September, as well as the 2-0 loss we suffered at FC Halifax Town last month.
Edwards’ most recent outing came at the weekend when he was back at The Shay to oversee Halifax’s 0-0 draw with Solihull Moors.
Mark Simpson will be live on Pools PlayerHD from 7.35pm on Tuesday night to provide fans with full live commentary of the action against Bromley.
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 tonight and listen-in.
Pools have slashed ticket prices to just £10 for adults and £5 for concessions for tonight’s game against Bromley.