Hartlepool United’s trip to Oxford brought forward to Friday night

Marlon Harewood  in action
Marlon Harewood in action

HARTLEPOOL United will now play Oxford United on a Friday night. Kassam Stadium has been brought forward to Friday night.

Pools’ Sky Bet League Two game at the Kassam Stadium has been brought forward to Friday, March 21, and will kick off at 7.45pm.

According to Hartlepool United’s offical website, the switch is because Oxford’s following game against Southend United has been chosen for a live broadcast on Sky Sports on Monday, March 24.

The website adds: “Colin Cooper’s men will now travel to The Kassam Stadium a day earlier and give themselves more recovery and preparation time ahead of two successive home games against Mansfield Town and Cheltenham Town the following week.”