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21st september 2001 


  • Hartlepool Utd (away ko 3:00pm)

    Lets try and put last Tuesday's disaster behind us and look to this weekends game against fellow strugglers Hartlepool with confidence.

    Hartlepool also lost that night at home against Cheltenham. A win that allowed them to leapfrog over the Harriers in the table.

    With Broughtons imminent departure to Oxford drawing closer will Jan wield the sword. I think not after it all went wrong Tuesday.

    We will go to Victoria Park with the intention of grabbing a point and boosting our confidence, which must be at it's lowest point of the season so far.

    So where will the changes come?

    Expect to see Colin Larkin replacing Broughton now that he has recovered from his dead leg. Will he team up with Stewart Hadley or will he labour away up front all by himself.

    Defensively it all went pear shaped Tuesday so expect to see a return for Parfait in an effort to bolster the defence, with Hinton not having recovered in time, Shail will go back into the middle to replace Stamper who will sit on the bench.

    Harriers (from);
    Brock, Murphy, Stamps, Medou-Otye, Clarkson, Sall, Smith, Shail, Blake, Bird, Davies, Faulds, Joy, Bennett, Shilton, Doyle, Foster, Hadley, Broughton, Larkin, Ducros, Corbett.

    Hartlepool have been busy the past two days acquiring players to help them climb the table.

    Their manager, Chris Turner, snapped up Middlesbrough winger Anthony Ormerod on a one month loan deal on Wednesday and then the following day signed ex Charlton, Sheffield Wednesday (250,000), Southampton (1.2 million) and Bradford City (550,000) striker Gordon Watson on a non-contract basis.

    On the injury front they will have a few missing.
    Westwood (hernia op), Lee (ankle), Henderson (head wound) and Barron (toe).

    Hartlepool have been a different side from last season. Then they just missed out on promotion to the 2nd when they lost against eventual winners Blackpool at Cardiff.

    This season they have only won one game and drawn two to leave themselves second from bottom, the win being 3-1 at home to Shrewsbury in their second game.

    So it looks like being a six pointer this weekend. Lets hope it's the Reds who bring home the points.

    Hartlepool (from);
    Williams, Hollund, Robinson, Tinkler, Humphreys, Widdrington, Bass, Clarke, Stephenson, Sharp, Lormor, Clark, Easter, Simms, Watson, Ormerod, Arnison, Boyd.


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