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 Fergusonon the left-hand side of defence.
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 Dunstonin 2012 and Morpeth in 2016.
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 victorythanks to goals from Bingham, Featherstone, and Carroll.
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)