Poolie takeover! The brilliant photos of Hartlepool United fans painting Bristol blue ahead of National League promotion play-off final
The blue and white army are already painting Bristol blue!
Over 3,000 Hartlepool United have headed to the South West for the National League play-off final, with only Torquay United standing between Dave Challinor’s side and a return to the EFL.
After beating Stockport County last week, Pools will be looking to go one step further and head back to League Two after four years in non-league.
And ahead of the fixture, Hartlepool fans wasted no time in making their presence felt – with the streets around Ashton Gate a sea of blue and white.
Fans had already shown their passion on the eve of the fixture, but were once again loud and proud in the hours before kick-off – both inside and outside the ground.
And we captured a number of brilliant images of fans showing their colours ahead of the game. Can you spot anyone you know showing their Poolie pride before the big game?