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All eyes will be on the highly anticipated National League Play-offs semi-final face-off between Stockport County and Hartlepool United on Sunday. Having come this far, and with the incentive for the side that makes it through the clash being a coveted place in the final of the competition, we are expecting to see a great game.
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Stockport County fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-1 National League success versus Yeovil Town.
The only name on the scoresheet from Stockport County was John Rooney (23').
Their latest results really do illustrate the point that things are going according to plan in the Stockport County rearguard. The Hatters have been mean at the back, with the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their past 6 games standing at 4.
Hartlepool United go into this encounter after a 3-2 National League Play-offs win over Bromley in their most recent fixture.
For Hartlepool United, goals were scored by Rhys Oates (17', 24') and Luke Armstrong (20'). James Alabi (48') and Byron Webster (93') scored for Bromley.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games involving Hartlepool United, a minimum of three goals have been struck. The average goals scored per game in that spell is 3.83, with the average number of goals for Hartlepool United standing at 2. That aside, time will tell if the trend shall continue on in this upcoming match.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 29/09/2009 shows that Stockport County have won 1 of them & Hartlepool United 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
A sum of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 5 for The Hatters and 13 belonging to The Pool. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The last league encounter between the two was National League match day 34 on 27/03/2021 and the score finished Stockport County 1-1 Hartlepool United.
The match was refereed by Lewis Smith.
Team News: Stockport County
Regarding absentees, there’s just one fitness concern for the Stockport County manager Simon Rusk to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Connor Jennings (Cancer) misses out.
Team News: Hartlepool United
Due to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash.
We’re of the opinion that Hartlepool United must be fancied to get a goal against this Stockport County lineup, however that might not be as many as they’ll concede.
We are anticipating a narrow 2-1 winning score for Stockport County when all is said and done. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Edgeley Park (10,841)
Captain: Sam Minihan
Chairman: Mark Stott
Manager: Simon Rusk
Competitions: National League position 3, National League Play-offs (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Key Man: John Rooney
Mostly taking up the Centre Midfield position, John Rooney was born in Liverpool, England. After making a first senior appearance for Macclesfield Town in the 2007 - 2008 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 14 league goals in this National League 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 35 appearances.