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Match Preview: Pools travel to Dunston UTS

29 July 2021

Match Previews

Match Preview: Pools travel to Dunston UTS

29 July 2021

In their final game of a testing pre-season, Hartlepool United

travel to Dunston UTS hoping to build on the more-positive performance at Blyth

on Tuesday. Dave Challinor's side are bolstered by the signing of Zaine

Francis-Angol, with the left-back brought back to compete with David Ferguson

on the left-hand side of defence.

The Opposition

Former winners of the FA Vase, Dunston UTS are based in Gateshead

and currently compete in the Northern Premier League. The Tynesiders are led by

Chris Swailes, a man vastly experience at National League level and below. After

playing for Peterborough, Ipswich, and Bury, Swailes won the FA Vase with Dunston

in 2012 and Morpeth in 2016.

The History

Pools have a 100% record against Dunston, winning both of

the previous fixtures. In 2017, Pools won 7-0 after goals from Oates, Adams,

Munns, Travers, Mondal, Hawkes, and Cassidy, while 2015 saw a 3-0 victory

thanks to goals from Bingham, Featherstone, and Carroll.

Team News

Dave Challinor has a fully fit squad to choose from apart from Joe Grey who is continuing his comeback from a back injury. In his post-match comments, Challinor said that Pools are being ultra-careful with Grey, but that he should be training again soon. Trialist 9 from the Spennymoor clash may return in attack, with the trialists from Tuesday's game also in contention.

Watch, Listen and Follow

There is no live stream available for the game, but Mixlr commentary will be broadcast as usual with Alex Chandy and Adam Boyd. Twitter will also post live updates from the match.

Information for Fans

Spectators can pay at the gates:  £5.00 Adults - £3.00 All Concessions. (Cash only)

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