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Match Preview: Pools at home in Isuzu FA Trophy

13 January 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: Pools at home in Isuzu FA Trophy

13 January 2024

Pools face Hampton & Richmond Borough in the fourth round of the Isuzu FA Trophy - the first ever meeting between the two sides.

The Lowdown

Caretaker manager Lennie Lawrence has managed one win and one defeat during his time in charge of the Pools side so far. A 2-1 home victory over Oxford City last weekend was followed by a 2-1 defeat on the road to Fylde in midweek. Pools have only been in action once in the Isuzu FA Trophy this campaign, which resulted in a 5-1 away victory over City of Liverpool in December.

Sitting second in the National League South, Hampton & Richmond have lost just one league game since the end of September. Mel Gwinnett names two former Poolies within his ranks - Jake Gray and Mason Bloomfield. The Beavers defeated Cray Valley in the second round of this competition, before securing an upset at Southend with a win on penalties.

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

Team News

Dan Dodds, Alex Lacey, Josh Umerah and Mani Dieseruvwe will be unavailable for Saturday's fixture through injury.

Callum Cooke is currently managing a knock on his ankle, while Anthony Mancini continues to return from his long-term hamstring injury.

Tickets and How to Follow

Ticketing information can be found here.

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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