Preview: Pools v Solihull Moors

Victoria Park, Hartlepool United

Hartlepool United v Solihull Moors
National League
Tuesday 5th November 2019
Victoria Park

In Opposition

Solihull Moors have recovered from a tricky September to start climbing the National League table and once again look likely to be one of the contenders for promotion.

Tim Flowers has been allowed to strengthen his squad during the summer and there is genuine ambition from the club’s owners to reach the EFL on the back of investment on and off the pitch.

After winning four of their first five this term, The Moors lost their way a little bit but have quickly regained some momentum and their weekend win over Dagenham & Redbridge took them ninth in the table.

They have been outstanding on their own patch this season, winning eight of their nine games at Damson Park so far – they’ve not had it so easy on their travels though, with only one victory to their name away from home.

One To Watch

The signing of Paul McCallum was a real statement of intent from Solihull Moors, as they made their move to lure Eastleigh’s top scorer away to Damson Park.

The 26-year-old smashed 27 goals as The Spitfires gate-crashed the National League play-offs last season and the front man was highly sought after during the summer.

He’s already hit the net five times for The Moors in 2019/20 too, including the winner in Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Dagenham & Redbridge.

Last Meeting

Pools 0 Solihull Moors 1
Saturday 6th April 2019

Pools: Loach, Kioso, Kerr, Anderson (Kitching 72), Edgar, Donaldson, Noble (Holohan 81), Featherstone, Molyneux, Kabamba, James.
Subs not used: Catterick, Muir.

Solihull Moors: Boot, Williams, Reckord, Gudger, Storer, Osborne (Maxwell 88), Carter, Carline, Yussuf (Sbarra 82), Blissett, Wright (Hylton 73).
Subs not used: Hawkridge, Stenson.

On The Whistle

Aaron Jackson will referee his first ever Victoria Park fixture this evening when he’s the man in the middle for our contest with Solihull Moors.

The official is on the National League’s list of referees for the first time this season and has so far overseen six games during 2019/20.

His most recent appointment came at the start of last month when he presided over Barnet’s impressive 4-0 win at AFC Fylde.

Live Commentary

Brian Honour will be alongside Mark Simpson once again on Tuesday evening for full live online commentary of the game here on the Official Website.

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Buying Tickets

Tickets for tonight’s game are available in advance online or from the Club’s Ticket Office, while there will also be availability prior to kick-off.

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Betting Odds

Pools 17/10
Solihull 3/2
Draw 43/20

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