Vital Football

Latest Hartlepool United News

Vital Preview - League 2, 18th February 2017

Vital Preview - League 2, 18th February 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Tuesday 14th February 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Carlisle United 2-1 Doncaster Rovers 19:45
Colchester United 2-3 Crawley Town 19:45
Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers 19:45
Luton Town 3-0 Hartlepool United 19:45
Mansfield Town 4-4 Accrington Stanley 19:45
Morecambe 0-1 Barnet 19:45
Newport County 0-0 Grimsby Town 19:45
Notts County 2-2 Exeter City 19:45
Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Leyton Orient 19:45
Portsmouth 2-0 Blackpool 19:45
Stevenage 2-1 Cheltenham Town 19:45
Yeovil Town 1-1 Cambridge United 19:45

What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it'll be all smiles or disappointment come the full time whistle.

Fixtures

Saturday 18th February 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Accrington Stanley v Colchester United 15:00
Barnet v Portsmouth 15:00
Blackpool v Crewe Alexandra 15:00
Cambridge United v Newport County 15:00
Cheltenham Town v Yeovil Town 15:00
Crawley Town v Morecambe 15:00
Doncaster Rovers v Luton Town 15:00
Exeter City v Stevenage 15:00
Grimsby Town v Mansfield Town 15:00
Hartlepool United v Plymouth Argyle 15:00
Leyton Orient v Notts County 15:00
Wycombe Wanderers v Carlisle United 15:00

Doncaster will retain top spot whatever happens but Donny will be keen to end a three game winless run against automatic promotion chasing Luton. The Hatters could move into an automatic spot if they won.

Accrington are in 20th but Stanley are just a place off the relegation zone with Colchester visiting the Crown Ground. The U's are three points off the top seven but could move into a play-off place with a victory.

Both Barnet and Portsmouth are in need of the points at the Hive. The Bees are three points off the top seven with Pompey within in and still chasing an automatic promotion place. Ahead of this game Paul Cook's side are four points off 3rd with a game in hand.

A first defeat in six saw Blackpool's quest to finish in the top seven take a blow in midweek. Crewe head to Bloomfield Road having eased relegation concerns with a third straight win what Alexandra are in search of.

Cambridge's run of four defeats in a six game winless run has seen the U's drop off the play-off places. Bottom of the league Newport haven't lost in six but as five have been drawn the Exiles remain four points from safety.

Back-to-back defeats have seen Cheltenham slip back into relegation trouble with Robins just a place and goal difference above the relegation zone. Yeovil's four game unbeaten run will see the Glovers head to Whaddon Road in form.

There's little between Crawley and Morecambe. Both are safe enough in midtable with the top seven too far out of reach but defeat could yet see a relegation battle on.

Exeter have lost once in 10 to hold a play-off place, which is something Stevenage could still yet secure. A Boro win - a fifth in a row - at St James Park could be enough to take them into the top seven.

A run of four without a win has seen Grimsby's bid to finish in the play-offs take a blow. Mansfield are the most in form side in League 2 with a nine game unbeaten run taking the Stags up to 7th.

Back-to-back defeats for Hartlepool - three of the last four have been lost - mean Pools are just two points above the relegation zone. Another defeat at Victoria Park against title chasing Plymouth - who lost in midweek - could mean they end the weekend in the bottom two. The Pilgrims know a win could see them take a share of the lead.

A first win in nine for Leyton Orient in midweek - when Orient beat promotion chasing Plymouth - wasn't enough to see them out of the bottom two. However, it's only goal difference keeping it that way with relegation rivals Notts County visiting Brisbane Road. The Magpies are just a point above the relegation zone.

Wycombe's back-to-back defeats - three in the last four - has seen them drop out of the play-off places. The Chairboys welcome promotion rivals Carlisle to Adams Park with the Cumbrians in risk of dropping out of the automatic promotion places.

It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen? We'll find out soon enough.

Ahead of the game we're looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.

However, don't just look also have a say. We don't just want your vote, which you can do to the right, we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.

Bloggers

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday February 17 2017
Time: 11:00AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Hartlepool United Articles

Pools Granted Permission For Talks With Cox

Hartlepool have reportedly been granted permission to speak to Barrow boss Paul Cox, who has previously guided Mansfield back into the Football League and had a spell at Torquay.

Captain Paynter Heads Released List

Hartlepool captain Billy Paynter, part of the caretaker-management team after Dave Jones was sacked, headed the recent list of players released.

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Pools Confirm Green's Gateshead Deal

Kieran Green has signed for Gateshead on a permanent basis following his Hartlepool release.

Archived Vital Hartlepool Articles

Vital Hartlepool articles from

Site Journalists

VitalPoolie
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Doncaster MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Carson9%
Donnelly0%
Walker0%
Harrison0%
Magnay12%
Woods0%
Featherstone0%
Hawkins0%
Alessandra6%
Amond0%
Oates16%
Sub - Deverdics3%
Sub - Rodney54%
Sub - Simpson0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Hartlepool United Results (view all)

Hartlepool United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Alfalfa17
2.billytwodogs10
3.Old Poolie9
4.Block Sands5
5.bert lynch5
6.PooliePoolie4
7.pooleboot2
8.grabeca2
9.rednblackforever1
10.FlashWatson1
The Vital Football Members League