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26 December 2010 : Pools Avoid Freezing
Although Yeovil Town's Boxing Day match that was scheduled to be played today against Brentford was one of the first to fall victim to the weather, the end result was that only one game managed to beat the elements with 11 out of 12 matches in League One postponed today. That was down to Huddersfield Town's undersoil heating at the Galpharm Stadium, but they probably wished they hadn't bothered, as visitors Hartlepool United grabbed all three points, with a Leon McSweeney goal just before half time giving Pools their third 1-0 away win in a row.

At the start of this season, previous Pools manager Chris Turner believed that his side was not capable of staying in League One. A few more results like this, and his replacement Mick Wadsworth may be saying the same, but with a slightly different slant to it - they are now 10th in the latest League One table, and one point off the play-offs.

Six wins in their last seven games, including their FA Cup Second Round win over the Glovers makes them the league's form team - at the time the two sides were drawn out of the hat in the FA Cup they were just two points and four places apart. That gap is now 13 points, and 14 places.

In terms of Monday's Bank Holiday fixture list, at present Yeovil Town's trip to Sheffield Wednesday remains as the only match that has been called off. The key game to watch out for is Walsall's (17pts) home fixture against Dagenham and Redbridge (18pts) - the two clubs immediately above the Glovers (16pts) in the table. However, with Rochdale (22pts) at home to Bristol Rovers (22pts) and Plymouth Argyle (25pts) at home to Notts County (22pts) there are two other big six-pointers to look out for on the day.

Link: Latest 2010-11 League One Table.


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