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Match Preview: Pools enter Isuzu FA Trophy

9 December 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview: Pools enter Isuzu FA Trophy

9 December 2023

For the first time this season, Hartlepool United are in Isuzu FA Trophy action as they travel to City of Liverpool on Saturday (3pm kick-off). This is the first time both sides have met.

The Lowdown

Pools head into the fixture in mixed form. The last three matches read one win, one draw, and one loss, with John Askey's side currently sitting 12th in the National League table.

City of Liverpool ply their trade in the Northern Premier League West Division, part of the eighth tier of English football. Led by manager Paul McNally, the Purps overcame National League North side Buxton in the previous round. Top scorer Josh Quarless will be the one to watch for City of Liverpool this weekend.

The tie will be settled on the day at the Berry Street Garage Stadium, with it going straight to penalties should it finish level within the 90 minutes.

Team News

Matty Dolan could be available after making a return to training, though Charlie Seaman is expected to be absent due to injury. Tom Crawford will also miss the fixture after suffering an ankle injury against Bromley. Pools' injury list still features Dan Dodds, Anthony Mancini, Luke Hendrie and Alex Lacey.

Ciaran Brennan could make his first Pools appearance after joining on loan from Sheffield Wednesday during the week.

Tickets and How to Follow

Tickets can be purchased online through City of Liverpool. There are no tickets on the gate - they must be bought in advance.

The game is not being live streamed, but regular updates will be posted on the club's official social media sites. Live commentary will also be provided by BBC Radio Tees.


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