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Match preview: Pools host Eastleigh

11 March 2021

Match Previews

Match preview: Pools host Eastleigh

11 March 2021

Hartlepool United welcome Eastleigh FC to the Vic onSaturday aiming to make it nine wins in a row at home.

Looking to build on a six-game unbeaten run home and away,

Pools will be looking to avenge their narrow defeat at the Silverlake Stadium

in February. Trailing league leaders Sutton by just two points, Pools have the

chance to go top with a win, providing other results go their way.

The Opposition

They'll face a stern test against Eastleigh, with the

Spitfires sitting inside the playoff positions 10 points behind Dave

Challinor's men. However, they've only won two of their last five, beating

Stockport County and Pools at home.

The History

Pools picked up four points from Eastleigh last season.

First, they earned a 1-1 draw in September thanks to a Gime Toure strike and

then at Victoria Park, we earned a win with goals from Gavan Holohan and

then-loanee Mark Shelton.

In the past, Pools have recorded just one win in seven

against Eastleigh, with the visitors winning four and a draw being played out


Team News

Pools will be without Lewis Cass following his red card at

Altrincham and Luke Williams after his minor set-back. The in-form Jamie Sterry

and club captain Ryan Donaldson are hoping to be involved, with one or both

drafted in to provide support on the right-hand side of the defence.

New signing Jake Cooper and Tuesday's substitute Timi

Odusina could also be involved, depending on how Challinor wants to set up

against the Spitfires.

Watch and Listen

The fixture will be live streamed via the usual platform. Season ticket holders can access the game using their login details and non-season ticket holders can access the stream via a paywall where they will be charged £9.99. Every fan can access the game through the following link:


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