Barnet Football Club



Match Preview: Hartlepool United

Nickname: The Pools

Manager: Antony Sweeney (caretaker manager)

Stadium: Victoria Park

League Position: 15th


Form Guide:

Hartlepool United FC Last 5 = W3 D1 L1

Hartlepool United FC 1-0 Brackley Town (FA Cup)

Aldershot Town 0-3 Hartlepool United

Stockport 2-1 Hartlepool United

Hartlepool United 2-1 Yeovil Town

Eastleigh 1-1 Hartlepool United


Barnet FC Last 5 =  W1 D3 L1

Barnet FC 3-1 Potters Bar Town FC (FA Cup replay)

Potters Bar Town FC 1-1 Barnet FC (FA Cup)

Barnet FC 2-2 Woking

Barnet FC 1-2 Bromley 

Dagenham and Redbridge 1-1 Barnet FC


The Opposition:

The Pools expected more from the start of their season as they currently sit 15th in the National League but caretaker manager Antony Sweeney has had two positve results in his first games in charge of the club.

Despite being five places below, the home side are only two points behind the Bees and only four points off equalling the tally of three of the sides in the play-off places. The season may be well underway now but there is still plenty of points to be picked up and Hartlepool will certainly be looking to climb the Vanarama National League table.


The Gaffer: Antony Sweeney

Although only in temporary charge of the Pools, Sweeney will definitely take confidence from his first two fixtures in charge of the club having won both games, a 3-0 away win against Aldershot Town and cementing his sides position in the first round of the FA Cup following a 1-0 win over Brackley Town.

Having made just under 400 appearances for the club during his playing career, he scored a respectable 53 goals from a central midfield position and will look to take his positive playing career into his coaching career also.


One to Watch: Gime Toure

Hartlepool have a number of players who will cause Barnet problems on Saturday however, Gime Toure has enjoyed a positive season so far and is the Pools’ top goalscorer so far with 7 goals to his name and will be looking to add even more to his tally.


Where to Follow the Action:

If you’re not making the long trip to the North East you can listen to full live match commentary on iBarnet with Adam Rowe and Adam Fowler from 14:55.

Alternatively you can get live text updates over on our Twitter account, where you’ll also find behind the scenes content and post match reaction.