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PREVIEW: HARTLEPOOL UNITED

14 March 2016

All the details you need, ahead of Tuesday's game against Hartlepool.

Looking at the visitors

After a strong first few weeks to the season, Hartlepool United now find themselves down in 22nd place, only one spot above the League 2 relegation zone. With a seven point gap and three games in hand however the Pools have no real cause for concern, especially after their 3-1 victory at the weekend over bottom club Dagenham and Redbridge. Newport will have to be particularly aware of the visitors top goal scorer Billy Paynter who has 12 so far this season with Jake Gray behind him with 6 and Scott Fenwick, who scored the only goal of the game when the two sides met in August, who has five goals to his name for the season. 


Form Guide

Newport County – DLW WDWLWLW    17 points

Hartlepool United – DL LWL LDLW W     11 points


Upcoming Milestones

Scott Barrow – 1 appearance for 175 professional appearances

Medy Elito – 1 goal for 25 professional goals

Dean Morgan – 3 goals for 75 professional goals

Tom Meechan – 1 goal for 75 professional goals

Mark Byrne – 3 appearances for 300 professional appearances 


Hartlepool’s record against County

Played 5 Won 2 Drawn 2 Lost 1 Goals For 8 Goals Against 6

Tuesday 18th August 2015: Hartlepool United 1 – 0 Newport County

Friday 3rd April 2015: Newport County 2 – 2 Hartlepool United (Jones 44’, O’Connor 48’)

Saturday 1st November 2014: Hartlepool United 2 – 2 Newport County (Zebroski 38’, O’Connor 57’)

Saturday 15th February 2014: Hartlepool United 3 – 0 Newport County

Friday 15th November 2013: Newport County 2 – 0 Hartlepool United (Worley 7’, Washington 64’)


Last meeting

A goal for Scott Fenwick five minutes after the break was all that separated the two sides when they met in August. The win meant that Hartlepool maintained their 100% start to the season whilst Newport were down in 21st having picked up a single point from their three games of the campaign. 


Last time out

A goal each for Darren Jones, Scott Boden and Dean Morgan meant the Exiles comfortably saw off Portsmouth at Fratton Park and maintained their 100% record there. With the victory County have moved up to 18th in the league and with eleven games to go, are 13 points clear of the bottom two.


The Man in charge

Brendan Malone is the referee for this game with his assistants Andrew Bennett and Mark Derrien. The fourth official is John Busby. Malone was in charge for Newport’s 3-2 defeat to Leyton Orient in August at the start of this season and for the 2-0 victory against Stevenage last year when he sent off Aaron O’Connor. Also last season he was the man in the middle when Newport beat Luton by a goal to nil and in the 2013/14 season, the 3-1 Capital One Cup victory over Brighton and Hove Albion, and in April 2014 he was the referee for the 1-1 draw with Burton Albion.


Tickets

The Club is offering two for the price of one on all general sale Adult and Concessions for Tuesday's visit of Hartlepool. Full details HERE.


The Ticket Office is open from 10am-7pm on Monday 14th March and is open 10am up until kick-off on the day of the game.


To purchase tickets online, click HERE.


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