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7 August 2014



7 August 2014

Hartlepool United
Sky Bet League 2
Saturday 9th August 2014
The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, SG2 8RH

Kick-off: 15:00

Referee: Mark Haywood
Weather: 21°c

Ticket news:

Advance tickets are still on sale at Boro Tickets until 4pm on Friday. Tickets are cheaper in advance and demand is high so save yourself some money and a space!
Don't forget, season tickets are still available and if you aren't signing up for the season this year, then our loyalty card scheme may be of interest to you.

Last time we met:

The last time the two clubs met it was the first game back for Graham Westley after his spell at Preston. GW and the team got off to a perfect start, beating Hartlepool 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Max Ehmer.

Team news:

After a fairly gruelling pre-season, Boro have a fair number of players out on the sideline through injury for the first game of the season. Ronnie Henry, Calvin Zola and Chris Beardsley will all miss the game, whilst long-term absentee Dean Parrett is still some way off fitness. Former Pools man Simon Walton is suspended for the game, ironically after picking up a red for the club in the final game of last season.

View from the dressing room:

To watch the whole of GW’s pre-match interview, sign into Boro Player now.


Stevenage are 21/20 with Sky Bet to mark their return to League 2 with victory over Hartlepool.
After relegation last season, Boro are 4/1 with Sky Bet to get back out of the fourth tier of English football at the first attempt.
It’s 5/2 for Boro to win to nil and even-money that one or less of the teams score (8/11 for both teams to score).
Sign up to Sky Bet through the attached links and help maybe yourself and your club to get rich quick!

Online coverage:

Just like last season, we’ll be providing minute-by-minute updates on our Twitter account, with the key incidents reported live on our Facebook page. The best matchday photos will be posted on the clubs Instagram account.
You can listen to the game live on Boro Player, where all the post-match interviews will be uploaded.
Extended highlights will also be on Boro Player on Sunday morning, whilst 2 minute highlights and a behind-the-scenes video of the day will be on YouTube.

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