Hartlepool United's National League trip to Sutton United rescheduled for live BT Sport broadcast
Hartlepool United will be live on BT Sport once again next weekend, but not for the reason they would have hoped.
Pools’ National League match at Sutton United has been pushed back a day to Sunday, May 23 (12:45pm kick-off) and will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1.
This is due to the fact that the U’s could potentially be crowned National League champions that day following their 3-0 win against Maidenhead United while second placed Torquay United drew 2-2 at Stockport County.
Sutton lead the division by three points with two games remaining and will be promoted to the Football League for the first time in their history against Pools at Gander Green Lane should they better Torquay’s result at home to Barnet this coming Saturday.
The title may have slipped out of Hartlepool’s reach in recent weeks but they still have a lot to play for going into the final couple of matches.
A play-off place is guaranteed following a 3-1 win at Aldershot Town over the weekend but they are still battling Stockport for a coveted top three spot and a home play-off semi-final.
The sides currently sit level on 73 points but The Hatters are ahead on goal difference as they prepare to host Woking on Saturday.
This weekend will see fans return to National League stadiums across the country. Hartlepool fans aren’t allowed to attend the match in person at Sutton but will be able to watch it live on BT Sport.
It will be the sixth time Pools have been broadcast live on BT Sport this season with further live play-off matches also set to be shown.