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Match report- Point a piece at Prenton Park

4 March 2023

Club News

Match report- Point a piece at Prenton Park

4 March 2023

John Askey picked up his sec

Pools started the game on the front foot as Sterry picked up a pocket on the edge of the area but fired a shot wide after six minutes. 

Despite John Askey's sides dominance, the biggest opportunity fell to former Pools man, Harvey Saunders on 15 minutes. A simple ball over the top was met by the forward but his effort was scuffed into the arms of Stolarczyk.

Five minutes before the break we nearly saw some midfield excellence as Sylla had a outrageous effort from around 30 yards just tipped over the bar.

All the hardwork from the men in red and black finally paid off just a minute before the break. Kemp with a delicous scoop ball into Cooke and the returning midfielder did the rest. 

Pools started the second half in similar vein as substitute Joe Grey volleyed over from the Sterry cross.

The hosts started pilling the pressure on the Pools defence and they were handed a lifeline when Saunders went down inside the area from the Pruti challenge and the referee pointed to the spot. Another former Pools man, Josh Hawkes converted for the equaliser.

Going into the final moments, huge blocks were needed from Pruti and Featherstone to deny the hosts who searched for a winner.

In the last moments, Pools thought they'd snatched it when Ferguson with the cross and Kemp, free as a bird, just glanced a header wide.

The game ended level as John Askey now looks towards the home fixture against Northampton next Saturday.

XI: Stolarcyzk, Sterry, Foran, Murray (Dolan), Pruti, Ferguson, Sylla, Cooke (Featherstone), Kemp, Jennings, Hamilton (Grey)

Subs: Killip, Dolan, Featherstone, Finney, McDonald, Grey, Clarke

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