Hartlepool United v Chesterfield
Tuesday 24th September 2019, 7.45pm
Having begun the season as many people's favourites for the National League title, it's fair to say the opening two months haven't gone totally to plan at Chesterfield.
The Spireites only tasted victory for the first time last weekend
when they ground out a 1-0 triumph over Torquay United but they followed thatup with a 4-0 reverse at Sutton United on Saturday.
Chesterfield arrive at The Vic sitting second-bottom in the
National League table and boss John Sheridan is hinting at changes followingthat disappointing defeat at Gander Green Lane.
One To Watch
Scott Boden has enjoyed a strong start to the new campaign despite Chesterfield's struggles and the dangerous front man already has five goals to his name for 2019/20.
The 29-year-old came through the ranks with The Spireites
but returned to the club last January when they agreed a deal to take him backto Derbyshire from Gateshead.
Boden scored 21 times in the National League last season and
he is a player Pools will certainly need to keep tabs on during the VictoriaPark contest.
Head To Head
Tuesday evening's game will be the 92nd competitive meeting between two clubs who have got to know each other pretty well over the years.
Chesterfield have had the better of it historically having
won 42 times in comparison to Pools' 35 triumphs but we did take four points offThe Spireites last term.
It's a fixture which usually provides some goals – indeed therehasn't been a goalless draw between the sides in any of the last 15 meetings.
Chesterfield 1 Pools 1
Saturday 29th December 2018
Chesterfield: Burton, Barry, Binnom-Williams, Evans, Hollis, Weston, Rowley (Sharman 56), Smith, Reid (Beestin 56), Shaw, Amantchi (Rawson 68).
Subs not used: Anyon, Weir.
Pools: Loach, Richardson, Rodgers, Anderson, Kitching, Magnay, Noble, Donaldson, Hawkes (Featherstone 87), Muir, James.
Subs not used: Kioso, Newton, McLaughlin, O'Neill.
On The Whistle
We've got a Victoria Park debutant in the middle tonight as Samuel Barrott takes charge of his first-ever Pools game for the meeting with Chesterfield.
Barrott has joined the National League's list of refereesfor this season and has so far presided over four fixtures in 2019/20.
His most recent appointment came at the beginning of September
when he was on the whistle for Stockport County's 2-1 win over AFC Fylde atEdgeley Park.
Brian Honour will be back alongside Mark Simpson in the Victoria Park press box on Tuesday evening as the duo provide full live and uninterrupted commentary of the game here on the Official Website.
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to Pools fans all over the world so if you can't make it along to the game thenlet us bring the game to you!
Tickets for Tuesday's game are available in advance online or from the Club's Ticket Office, while there will also be availability on the day of the game.