Who are Hartlepool United playing in the National League this weekend? TV, kick-off times, team news and form guide

Hartlepool travel away at the weekend with Craig Hignett’s men struggling for form.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 5:00 pm
Everything you need to know about Hartlepool United's weekend National League clash.

Here, we take a look at everything Poolies need to know ahead of the game.

Who are Hartlepool United playing this weekend?

Pools play Chorley, who were promoted last season after beating Spennymoor in the National League North play-off final last season.

What time is kick off? Can I watch the game on TV?

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The game kicks off at 3:00pm at Chorley’s Victory Park on Saturday.

As is the case with most National League games, you won’t be able to watch the clash on television.

Fear not, though, we’ll have updates and full match coverage in our live blog at www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk.

What’s the form coming into the clash?

Hartlepool have endured a miserable start to the season and are currently 20th with four points from five games.

The North East club lost to Bromley, Sutton United and Halifax Town alongside a draw against Fylde and a win against Maidenhead United.

Chorley have had a miserable start to life in the National League, with three points from five fixtures leaving the club below Pools in second last place.

Hartlepool’s weekend opponents have shipped ten goals in their last two games, including a 6-1 thrashing at home to Solihull Moors.

Who is Chorley’s danger man?

Chorley boast two players who go by the name of Newby, Elliot and Alex.

The 23-year-old twins are attack-minded and could cause Hignett’s side problems if they’re given time and space to work openings.

And their weak links?

Clearly, Chorley are weak in defence, given the nature of the club’s high-scoring losses so far this season, meaning Pools forwards Niko Muir and Gime Toure could boost their tallies.

The Lancashire club’s 33-year-old captain, defender Andrew Teague, could find himself exploited by Pools’ pace in attack.