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Match Preview: Pools battle Boreham Wood

17 February 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: Pools battle Boreham Wood

17 February 2024

Unbeaten in three, Hartlepool United return to home action as Boreham Wood head to the Suit Direct Stadium on Saturday (3pm kick-off). Two wins and a draw have given Pools a much-needed boost ahead of the Wood's visit.

The Lowdown

Recent form has seen Kevin Phillips' side climb to 11th in the National League table, seven points off the play-off places. Last time out, in front of the TV cameras, Pools were forced to settle for a point away to Woking after a last-minute goal from the hosts.

Boreham Wood are a point behind Pools, sitting in 13th place. Luke Garrard is in the hotseat, and his side have two wins from their last five games, both 1-0 victories. They travelled to Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night, losing 2-1 despite taking the lead.

The History

The sides have met nine times previously, with each team recording two victories. Earlier this season, the Wood ran out 1-0 winners. Pools last beat Boreham Wood in February 2019 - braces from Nicke Kabamba and Josh Hawkes gave Pools a 4-0 away win.

Team News

Otis Khan, Josh Umerah and Dan Dodds all remain sidelined. Courtney Duffus and Anthony Mancini are also expected to miss out after suffering further setbacks in training.

Alex Lacey is back in full training after a long-term lay off, and Chay Cooper will be eligible to make his Pools debut after signing on loan from Colchester United.

How to Follow

Ticketing and supporter information can be found here.

If you're not joining us on Saturday, you can follow the action via National League TV here. Match passes cost £9.50 and grant you access to all streamed fixtures on the given day. Please note that matches at 3pm on a Saturday are not streamed in the UK, so audio-only coverage is available.

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