FC Hartlepool assistant Mark Loynes looks ahead to Farringdon Detached clash in Wearside League

Assistant manager Mark Loynes insisted that FC Hartlepool “won’t be under any illusions” when they visit Farringdon Detached on Saturday.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 2:29 pm
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 2:29 pm
FC Hartlepool (red) v Coxhoe (blue) at Grsayfields Sports Fields, Hartlepool.

Terry Hill’s side will make their first ever visit to Leyburn Grove this weekend to face a Farringdon side that are sat second from bottom in the table in their maiden season as a Wearside League club.

But despite their lowly position, Ian Stewart’s men have shown that they can match sides at the other end of the table in recent weeks.

Title-chasing Horden CW needed a late winner to see off Farringdon in the Shipowners Charity Cup in late January and in-form Darlington Town were made to battle for a 1-0 win in the league last weekend.

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And Loynes believes that those results and performances are why Hartlepool will have to be at their best to continue their own fine run of form this weekend.

He told The Mail: “It’s always nice to head to a new ground and we are looking forward to Saturday.

“We had a good result against them in the reverse fixture before Christmas with an 8-0 win at Grayfields.

“But we won’t be under any illusions and we won’t take anything for granted, especially since Darlington Town went there last weekend and scraped a 1-0 win.

“As I have said recently, we are improving week after week and the lads are starting to buy into what we are trying to do at the club. We are looking to keep our good run going and we are always confident going into games.”

Hartlepool manager Terry Hill is boosted by the news that he has a fully fit and available squad for the game.

Billingham Synthonia could move into the Northern League Division Two promotion places with a home win against Chester-le-Street Town this weekend.

David Dickson’s side currently sit just one point and two places behind Ryton and Crawcrook Albion, who currently occupy the fourth and final promotion spot.

Synners go into the game in fine form after claiming three consecutive wins without conceding a goal against Willington, Birtley Town and Newcastle University.