Revealed! Hartlepool United fixtures unveiled for new League Two campaign after promotion success
Hartlepool United will kick-off their League Two campaign and return to the Football League at home to Crawley Town, it has been revealed.
The fixtures for the 2021-22 campaign have been released this morning and Pools start and end the season at The Vic in front of their home fans.
The new season gets underway on Saturday, August 7, with Dave Challinor's side handed a home game.
Their first league away game sees them travel to Barrow the following weekend.
Other games to look out for include Carlisle United at home on Saturday, August 28, Carlisle United away Saturday January 8 and they end the season at home to Colchester United on May 7.
The festive fixtures sees Pools travel to Mansfield Town on Boxing Day, with Oldham Athletic at home on New Year's Day.
Pools won promotion back to the Football League in dramatic fashion on Sunday afternoon.
Luke Armstrong - who is set to depart for Harrogate Town - had fired Pools ahead at Ashton Gate against Torquay United with Dave Challinor’s side less than a minute away from promotion back to the Football League.
Torquay United goalkeeper Lucas Covolan popped up to equalise deep into injury time to send the game into extra time, incredible drama and adding to the occasion at Ashton Gate.
Thankfully Pools held firm and won 5-4 on penalties to send the travelling 3,100 fans wild.
And those fans can now look forward to the 2021-22 campaign with the fixtures released in full on Thursday morning and here they are:
HARTLEPOOL UNITED - Sky Bet League Two
Sat Aug 7 Crawley Town H
Wed Aug 11 Carabao Cup One
Sat Aug 14 Barrow A
Tue Aug 17 Sutton United A
Sat Aug 21 Walsall H
Wed Aug 25 Carabao Cup Two
Sat Aug 28 Carlisle United H
Sat Sep 4 Tranmere Rovers A International Date
Sat Sep 11 Bristol Rovers H
Sat Sep 18 Oldham Athletic A
Wed Sep 22 Carabao Cup Three
Sat Sep 25 Exeter City H
Sat Oct 2 Stevenage A
Sat Oct 9 Northampton Town H International Date
Sat Oct 16 Salford City A
Tue Oct 19 Bradford City A
Sat Oct 23 Harrogate Town H
Wed Oct 27 Carabao Cup Four
Sat Oct 30 Leyton Orient A
Sat Nov 6 Emirates FA Cup 1
Sat Nov 13 Newport County H International Date
Sat Nov 20 Forest Green Rovers H
Tue Nov 23 Swindon Town A
Sat Nov 27 Port Vale A
Sat Dec 4 Emirates FA Cup 2
Tue Dec 7 Rochdale H
Sat Dec 11 Scunthorpe United H
Sat Dec 18 Colchester United A
Wed Dec 22 Carabao Cup Five
Sun Dec 26 Mansfield Town A
Wed Dec 29 Tranmere Rovers H
Sat Jan 1 Oldham Athletic H
Wed Jan 5 Carabao Cup Semi-Final (1)
Sat Jan 8 Carlisle United A Emirates FA Cup 3
Wed Jan 12 Carabao Cup Semi-Final (2)
Sat Jan 15 Bristol Rovers A
Sat Jan 22 Stevenage H
Sat Jan 29 Exeter City A International Date
Sat Feb 5 Mansfield Town H Emirates FA Cup 4
Tue Feb 8 Barrow H
Sat Feb 12 Crawley Town A
Sat Feb 19 Sutton United H
Sat Feb 26 Walsall A
Sun Feb 27 Carabao Cup Final
Wed Mar 2 Emirates FA Cup 5
Sat Mar 5 Harrogate Town A
Sat Mar 12 Leyton Orient H
Tue Mar 15 Bradford City H
Sat Mar 19 Newport County A Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final
Sat Mar 26 Northampton Town A International Date
Sat Apr 2 Salford City H
Sat Apr 9 Forest Green Rovers A
Fri Apr 15 Port Vale H
Sat Apr 16 Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final
Mon Apr 18 Rochdale A
Sat Apr 23 Swindon Town H
Sat Apr 30 Scunthorpe United A
Sat May 7 Colchester United H
Sat May 14 Emirates FA Cup Final