Blue can do it! Hartlepool United fans urged to make difference in crunch Exeter game

Hartlepool United at the end of  their 2-1 home victory over Cambridge United Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool United at the end of their 2-1 home victory over Cambridge United Picture by FRANK REID

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FOOTBALL club bosses are asking Hartlepool United fans to turn Victoria Park blue this weekend for their last home game which is the crunch match against Exeter City.

Ronnie Moore’s Pools side are battling against the drop and find themselves a point above the relegation zone with just two matches to go.

Pools fan Ian Forrest meets the Hartlepool United players and is presented with a signed shirt.

Pools fan Ian Forrest meets the Hartlepool United players and is presented with a signed shirt.

Officials at the club are asking fans to wear their colours with pride as they look to make it a ‘True Blue’ Saturday at The Vic – calling on fans to wear something blue, whether it is a shirt, a jacket or a hat.

Moore has praised the Pools fanbase ahead of the match.

He said: “I keep saying that the fans have been unbelievable since I have been at the club, and now we need one more final push at The Vic to help us to another precious win.

“I didn’t understand just how passionate the fans at Hartlepool were until I started work here and I want them to really turn the volume up again on Saturday and get right behind the players.

I didn’t understand just how passionate the fans at Hartlepool were until I started work here.

Ronnie Moore

“And if we could get them all wearing something blue to show their colours in the stands then that can only add to an atmosphere we all hope can push the players closer to the finish line.”

Prices have been reduced to £5 for all concessions, while adults pay £15 to stand and £18 to sit at this Saturday’s game against Exeter (KO 3pm).

Tickets are available now or on the turnstiles prior to kick-off.

• LOYAL Hartlepool United fan Ian Forrest has been presented with a signed shirt to mark his 70th birthday.

Manager Ronnie Moore at the final whistle as Hartlepool ran out 1-0 winners against AFC Wimbledon.  Picture by FRANK REID

Manager Ronnie Moore at the final whistle as Hartlepool ran out 1-0 winners against AFC Wimbledon. Picture by FRANK REID

Ian travelled down to Luton Town, a match Pools lost 3-0, and was presented with the shirt by chief executive Russ Green before the match.

He also met the Pools players before they headed into the stadium.

Ian’s sister Julie Harley said: “Ian has supported Hartlepool for most of his 70 years and has welcomed the teams’ return to form over recent weeks.

“The defeat at Luton was disappointing but Ian is confident the last two games will see Hartlepool safe and staying in the league next season.”