Athletic will aim to continue an impressive statistic when they make the 323-mile trip north on Saturday.
You see Whites’ have a 100% record against Pool, with Jamie Allen’s first-half goal in August 2017 the difference on Dover’s only ever visit to The Super Six Stadium.
Craig Hignett became United’s third manager of the season in January, replacing Richard Money, overseeing an upturn in form with just one loss during his six matches in charge
Hignett will want to improve Hartlepool’s record of one home win in 2019 – a 2-1 win against Braintree Town on 26th January – his first game of his third spell as Hartlepool boss.
And former Middlesbrough and Aberdeen player Hignett added some Premier league experience to his side earlier this week.
Canada international David Edgar made a total of 23 appearances in England’s top flight during spells with Newcastle United and Burnley.
The defender returns to the UK after playing in the United Soccer League for Nashville FC and Ottawa Fury.
One of Dover’s management team, a former Premiership player himself, will be familiar with his surroundings this weekend.
First team coach Nicky Southall started his professional career at Hartlepool and played 138 times from 1991-95, scoring 24 goals.
HIGHLIGHTS OF HARTLEPOOL’S LAST FIVE MATCHES
Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Liam Noble leads the way for Hartlepool with 13 league strikes so far.
For fans wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their yellow shirts.
The match kicks off at 3pm and ticket prices are as follows:
Seniors (Over 60): £9
Under 19 / Students / Armed forces: £9
Under 16: £5
Away supporters are situated in the Smith & Graham Stand (also known as the Rink End). This is an all-seated stand which has a maximum capacity of 1,035. There is no terraced area available for away supporters. There is space for 14 wheelchair users within the Smith & Graham Stand.
If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.
Coverage starts from 2:15pm
SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES
LEYTON ORIENT V WREXHAM (12:35PM)
BARROW V ALDERSHOT TOWN
BOREHAM WOOD V AFC FYLDE
BRAINTREE TOWN V HARROGATE TOWN
CHESTERFIELD V EASTLEIGH
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V BROMLEY
FC HALIFAX TOWN V EBBSFLEET UNITED
GATESHEAD V BARNET
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V SUTTON UNITED
MAIDSTONE UNITED V HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE
SALFORD CITY V SOLIHULL MOORS
There is a coach travelling to Dagenham on Saturday 23rd March and it is not too late to book your space on it!
It leaves Crabble at 11:30am and the costs are as follows:
Adult member £18, adult non-member £33, youth member (U18) £7, youth non-member £10 and accompanied under 16 £7.
There is also a coach leaving Crabble at 9:15am for our trip to Solihull on Saturday 30th March and the prices are:
Adult member £27, adult non-member £42, youth member (U18) £13, youth non-member (U18) £17 and accompanied under 16 £13.
Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the games against Boreham Wood or Halifax.
Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.
Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.