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Hartlepool United
K Storer (18' Sent Off)
L Noble (58')

Match preview

By Luke Turner
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Moors return to home soil on Saturday afternoon after a busy few days of travelling where the team picked up a win at Barrow and suffered defeat at Leyton Orient.

Hartlepool United are the visitors to the Automated Technology Group Stadium. Here is you full match preview…

Form

Tim Flowers’ men are unbeaten at home after three wins and a 2-2 draw against Sutton United. The team defeated unbeaten Wrexham at the ATG Stadium last time out.

Pools head into the match on a six-game unbeaten run that sees them level on points with Moors on 16, having lost just once all season. Their four wins have all come in their last five outings.

In the opposite dugout

Matthew Bates was appointed the manager of Hartlepool on a full-time basis in May this year, after keeping the club in the National League whilst in his second spell as caretaker manager.

Still only 31, Bates’ playing career was mainly at Middlesbrough where he played over 100 games in the Premier League and Championship.

Opposition key man

Liam Noble (midfielder) – The 27-year-old already has four goals to his name this season after joining the club following his departure at Notts County in the summer.

Noble captained Forest Green Rovers in their promotion season to the Football League, after they defeated Tranmere Rovers 3-1 at Wembley in May 2017.

A quote from the gaffer

Tim Flowers: “We're in good form at home. We've lost once at this place since last November, so our record's good.

"They've (Hartlepool) had a real good start to the season, steady. They were taken over last season so they managed to recruit and have brought some good players in. The likes of Noble and one or two that have come in look to have really firmed them up as a squad.

"They're a good side, so it'll be a tough test."

The last time the two sides met

Moors and Hartlepool faced off towards the back end of last season as the great escape really began to take shape. Solihull came out on top at Victoria Park thanks to Adi Yussuf’s late winner which moved the club out of the bottom four.

Did you know?

Hartlepool’s mascot, H’Angus the Monkey, was elected mayor at the 2002 Hartlepool Borough Council election.

Team news

Moors left back Jamie Reckord begins a two-match suspension following his sending off at Leyton Orient on Tuesday evening – his second dismissal of the season.

Jamey Osborne has recovered from a foot injury that forced him off against Barrow. Kwame Thomas has been given the all clear and is available for selection – the forward was an unused substitute on Tuesday at Leyton Orient. He’s been out of action for a number of weeks following a head injury but has been given the ok after a brain scan.

Tickets

Adults (18+): £15
Concessions (65+, Served Military Personnel with a valid ‘Forces ID’ card, Students with a valid NUS card, young adults age 16-17): £10
Junior (12-15): £10
Under 12’s: Free (when accompanied by a paying adult)

Disabled visitors: Price as applicable above plus one carer admitted free. We have a limited number of disabled car parking spaces on site which we advise should be booked in advance by contacting the club directly by telephone 0121 705 6770 or email info@solihullmoors.co.uk

*Adult season ticket holders for Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Brom, Wolves, Walsall and Coventry City will be eligible for £10 entry upon presentation of their valid season ticket at the turnstiles.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 08, Sep 2018

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

1,311

Competition

Vanarama National League

League position

4
Hartlepool United
11
Solihull Moors