United face Hartlepool United on Saturday at Victoria Park in a 3pm kick-off. We take a closer look at the Monkey Hangers.
Opposition Profile | Hartlepool United
Manager: Matthew Bates
Bates was awarded Manager of the Month for March after being placed in charge near the end of February after the departure of Craig Harrison.
Hartlepool United Football Club
Telephone: 01429 272 584
Nickname(s): The Monkey Hangers, Pools
2016/17 Finish: 23rd (League Two)
Hartlepool suffered relegation from League Two on the final game on the season despite beating Doncaster Rovers 2-1 with two goals from Devante Rodney.
Last Meeting: (28/10/17) Torquay United 0 – 2 Hartlepool United
Goals from Rhys Oates and Jonathan Franks earned Hartlepool all three points.
Current position: 17th | 52pts (W13, D13, L18)
Despite being in the National League relegation zone for much of the season, Hartlepool pulled away from trouble in March thanks to wins over Barrow (2-1), Bromley (2-1), and Maidstone (2-1).
They beat Leyton Orient 1-0 on Tuesday night thanks to a goal from Louie Laing. Devante Rodney was sent off after two yellow cards and misses Saturday’s match.
Last 5 National League Matches: WLLDW
Michael Woods (Midfielder): Woods has scored 11 times this season and has been with Hartlepool since 2014.
Jake Cassidy (Forward): Cassidy joined Hartlepool in the summer from Guiseley after helping the Lions stay in the National League. A threat in the air, Cassidy has scored 5 goals so far this season.
Played For Both
Former Gull Kevin Dearden, made 10 loan appearances for Hartlepool from Tottenham Hotspur in 1989.
Striker Paul Dobson joined Hartlepool in 1981 and then returned in 1983 to spend a further three years with the Pools.
Striker Eifion Williams made over two hundred appearances for the Pools after leaving Plainmoor in 2002.
Hartlepool United Vs Torquay United | 21/04/18 | Kick-Off 3pm | Click here for travel and ticket/entry details.