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Match preview: Maidenhead at The Vic

6 May 2021

Match Previews

Match preview: Maidenhead at The Vic

6 May 2021

Following their first defeat since February, Hartlepool

United host Maidenhead in their penultimate home game of the 2020-21 National

League season. Pools are looking to get back on track, and with just four games

left, every game counts.

The Opposition

Maidenhead have won two of their last five, beating Woking

at home and thrashing Wealdstone 6-0 on their own turf. They've also lost to

Weymouth and held Kings Lynn and Wrexham to draws. The Magpies are 12thin the table, nine points for the play-off positions.

The team is led by manager Alan Devonshire and usually field

a balanced team. Midfielder Ryan Upward has missed just one game this season,

while Manny Parry, Alan Massey, and Taye Ashby-Hammond have missed two.

The History

This will be the 7th meeting between the clubs. Pools

have the advantage in head-to-heads, winning four of the six previous games and

losing the other two.

This season, Pools won the reverse fixture 4-0 after an own

goal from Alan Massey and strikes from Claudio Ofosu, Ryan Johnson, and Gavan


Team News

Following his red card at Bromley, Gary Liddle serves his

one-match suspension against Maidenhead. Lewis Cass missed out on the trip to

London, but will hope to be back in contention at the Vic. There would be

recalls for Jake Cooper and Ryan Johnson in place of the experienced Liddle,

while others will be looking to stake a claim if Dave Challinor decides to

freshen things up.

Ben Killip and Joe Grey are long-term absentees with elbowand back injuries respectively.

Watch, Listen, and Follow

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:

Commentary is also available on Mixlr with Alex Chandy andformer Poolie, Peter Hartley.

Live updates are posted on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages throughout the day.

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