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PREVIEW: Hartlepool on Tuesday night

A midweek home game for the Blues

24 January 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW: Hartlepool on Tuesday night

A midweek home game for the Blues

24 January 2023

Carlisle United v Hartlepool United, Tuesday 24 January, kick off 7.45pm

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Match Sponsor - Pirelli

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It's fair to say that the first half of the season has been a struggle for Hartlepool, with just the four wins from their first 25 games.

Things are very tight at the bottom of the division though, and manager Keith Curle has a reputation for turning clubs round and digging them out of tight spots.

That point was proven once again on Saturday with an important 2-0 home win over fellow strugglers Rochdale.

They climbed out of the relegation zone courtesy of those three points, and will be looking to continue that upward momentum.

Goals conceded has been an issue - they have the division's biggest against tally as things stand with 47 - and that's something that must change through their remaining 20 fixtures.

Midfielder Matty Dolan was the first piece of January business when he arrived on loan from Newport, with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season.

Veteran defender Peter Hartley agreed a short-term contract on his return from India, and Daniel Dodds brings more to the back line having made the short hop from Boro on a permanent contract.

More work to address the defemsive issues was done when Edon Pruti made the swicth from Brentford B on a permanent deal, with terms undisclosed. 

who watch

Josh Umerah has been a regular name on the scoresheet with 12 goals from 30 appearances so far - his latest was the opener in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Dale.

He's dangerous around the edge of the area, and can break the lines if given the right kind of service.

As for the last time we met this season, he's our one to watch.


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  Carlisle wins Draws Hartlepool wins
League 46 19 34
Cup 1 1 1
FA Cup 2 0 1
Total 49 20 36

Alex Lacey gave the home team the lead just before the break but an Owen Moxon strike complemented an Omari Patrick brace as United surged to a convincing win in the second period.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

The January 2022 fixture at Brunton Park slogged it's way to a 0-0 draw, with little to separate the sides at all.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

These teams met twice in the space of four days in August 2021, with the Blues at Victoria Park for a league meeting that went the way of the home side. Tyler Burey opened the scoring, Zach Clough levelled, but Gavan Holohan netted the winner late in the day.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

The group game in the Papa John's Trophy was also in August 2021, and that went to penalties after Taylor Charters, Manny Mampala and Tristan Abrahams had bagged for the Blues (the 90 minutes ended 3-3). United won the shoot-out 4-3.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

Hartlepool 1 - 1 United, Friday 14 April 2017

United 3 - 2 Hartlepool, Saturday 15 October 2016

United 1 - 0 Hartlepool, Tuesday 5 April 2016

Hartlepool 2 - 3 United, Saturday 29 August 2015


Referee - Sam Barrott
Assistant Referee 1 - Helen Edwards
Assistant Referee 2 - Lewis Raper
Fourth Official - Andy Haines
Observer - Jeff Ward

Our referee for this game is Samuel Barrott. He has taken charge of 28 games so far this season showing 80 yellow cards and two reds.

He was at Brunton Park for the FA Cup meeting with Shrewsbury in December 2021 where the visitors scored twice to give themselves a 2-0 lead. Jordan Gibson netted in time added on, but it wasn't enough to change the end result. Morgan Feeney, Corey Whelan and Zach Clough were booked for the Blues.

He was at Brunton Park in October 2021 for the 2-0 reverse at the hands of Forest Green. Jamille Matt and Nicky Cadden did the first half damage, and Tristan Abrahams and Brennan Dickenson were booked for the Blues.

He was with us for the first time when he officiated in the 2-0 home win over Scunthorpe in April 2021, where Jon Mellish bagged both goals. No Carlisle names were taken on the day.


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