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Preview: Ebbsfleet United v Pools

15 November 2019

Match Previews

Preview: Ebbsfleet United v Pools

15 November 2019

Ebbsfleet United v Hartlepool United
National League
Saturday 16th November, 3pm
The Kuflink Stadium

In Opposition

Ebbsfleet United have rallied in recent weeks after enduring a poor start to the 2019/20 National League campaign.

The Kent outfit lost all of their first five games this term

to leave them playing catch-up and, despite picking up a little in early

September, they hit another tricky run moving in to October.

The struggle for points led to Garry Hill's departure as

boss and Kevin Watson did enough during his spell in caretaker charge to secure

the top job on a permanent basis at the start of this month.

Back-to-back victories at Sutton United and Chorley helped

lift The Fleet off the bottom of the table but now they will be focused on

improving their form at home where they've won just one of their ten games this


One To Watch

Front man Alex Reid has fired five goals in all competitions for Ebbsfleet United since joining the club on loan from Stevenage in the opening month of the campaign.

The 24-year-old spent time on loan at AFC Fylde last season

where he worked under Dave Challinor so the new Pools boss will have his

players on red alert this weekend.

Reid came through the ranks with Aston Villa has plenty of

National League experience having also made loan moves to Wrexham and Solihull

Moors in recent years.

Head To Head

Saturday's game will be only the fifth time the two clubs have met in competitive action and Pools are still awaiting their first victory over The Fleet.

The closest they've come was a goalless draw when the sides

last played back in February but the three previous encounters before that one

have all gone Ebbsfleet's way.

Last Meeting

Ebbsfleet United 0 Pools 0
Tuesday 19th February 2019

Ebbsfleet United: Ashmore, King, Magri, Bush, Wilson, Rance, Drury, Weston, Payne, McDonald (Whitely 29), Cheek (Kedwell 73).
Subs not used: Miles, Adams, Moncur.

Pools: Loach, Kioso, Anderson, Cunningham, Amos (Kitching 84, Noble, Donaldson, Hawkes (Molyneux 67), Featherstone, Kabamba, James (Muir 89).
Subs not used: Richardson, Hawkins.

On The Whistle

Lloyd Wood will take charge of his second Pools game on Saturday when he's the man in the middle for our trip to Ebbsfleet United.

The official is now in to his second season on the National

League's list of referees but he didn't oversee any Pools fixtures during his

first campaign.

The only occasion we've been under his watch was at

Eastleigh back in September when he saw us draw 1-1 with The Spitfires at

Silverlake Stadium.

Live Commentary

You can listen to full live online commentary of Saturday's game at Ebbsfleet United by joining us here on the Official Website.

Mark Simpson will be on-air from 2.50pm at The Kuflink

Stadium so make sure you're with us to follow all the action as it unfolds this


Click here now to access the live online commentary.

Buying Tickets

Pools fans will be able to buy their tickets direct on the turnstiles at The Kuflink Stadium prior to kick-off on Saturday.

Click here for all the information you need on buying tickets for this game.

Betting Odds

Ebbsfleet United 13/9
Pools 14/9
Draw 5/2

Click here for a full list of markets and odds thanks to the National League's betting partner, LV Bet.

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