Ronnie Moore names strong Hartlepool side for Dunston trip

Ronnie Moore
Ronnie Moore

Ronnie Moore has named a strong line-up for tonight’s trip to Dunston UTS.

Michael Duckworth comes in to the 3-5-2 line-up at right wing-back, while Jake Carroll is at left wing-back after shaking off an illness.

The game (KO 7.30pm) also sees Stuart Parnaby alongside Scott Harrison and Harry Worley in the centre of defence.

Carl Magnay will play in the holding midfield role at The UTS Stadium.

Michael Woods again starts in central midfield, while Billy Paynter and Rakish Bingham are paired in attack for the third successive game.

Ex-Dunston striker Scott Fenwick is among the subs for his return.

Admission prices tonight are £4 for adults and £2 for concessions.

Pools: Bartlett, Duckworth, Harrison, Worley, Parnaby, Carroll, Magnay, Featherstone, Woods, Bingham, Paynter.

Subs: Denton, Bates, Walker, Oyenuga, Oates, Fenwick, Smith.

* Pools will find out on Monday who their potential opponents will be in this year’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The League Two club will also find out whether the club has received a bye in the first round.

Last term, Pools were awarded a bye at the first stage but were beaten 2-1 by Sheffield United in the Second Round tie at Victoria Park.

First Round ties this season are due to be played in the week beginning 31st August.

Round One - w/c 31st August (Draw: 8th August)

Round Two - w/c 5th October (Draw: 5th September

Regional Quarter-Final - w/c 9th November (Draw: 10th October)

Regional Semi-Final - w/c 7th December (Draw: 14th November)

Regional Final 1st Leg - w/c 11th January (Draw: 10th December)

Regional Final 2nd Leg - w/c 1st February

Final - Sunday 3rd April

Richard Mennear