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Match preview: Pools welcome Solihull

15 November 2022

Club News

Match preview: Pools welcome Solihull

15 November 2022

Following Saturday's agonising defeat at Stevenage, Hartlepool United host Solihull Moors in a first-round FA Cup replay on Tuesday. After last season’s rollercoaster run culminating at Selhurst Park, Pools will want a similar journey this season.

The Opposition

Led by Neal Ardley, Solihull are currently sixth in the National League. They overcame Basford United in the fourth qualifying round ahead of the fixture and will want to go at least one better than last year. After a 0-0 draw with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium, Moors were defeated 2-1 in the first round replay.

Current Pools midfielder Wes McDonald was once on Solihull’s books, featuring against Craig Harrison’s side in October 2017.

The History

The game in 2017 was the first encounter between the sides, with nine matches taking place in total. Both sides have won four games apiece, with Pools winning the most recent fixture before last week's draw after goals from Luke Armstrong and David Ferguson in February 2021.

Team News

Niggles persist in the Pools camp, though Keith Curle will hope that Mark Shelton and Mohamed Niang will be back with the squad soon. Alex Lacey's dislocated shoulder means he'll be sidelined for the near future.

How to Follow

If you’re not joining us at the Suit Direct Stadium, all the action is available on iFollow. You can listen to tonights game by purchasing a monthly pass here.


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