Football - Pools make fan plea

Hartlepool have called on supporters for help to ensure their weekend clash with Colchester can go ahead.

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Victoria Park is currently under three inches of snow after worse weather than forecasted hit the town at the start of the week.

And the club have asked for volunteers to help out where they can to make sure John Hughes' side welcome thier fellow strugglers on Saturday.

Chief executive Russ Green told the club's official website: "We desperately want this game on and we will be doing everything in our power to make sure that happens.

"While the weather has been worse than predicted and the forecast is changing all the time, we would call on fans to come and help us out if they can spare the time.

"It's vital that we make safe the stands and other areas in and around the ground and, as well as hoping for volunteers to help staff, we have also been in touch with the Council for their assistance.

"Obviously it's crucial for us to get the game on."

Pools are 10 points behind Colchester, who have lost their last nine league games.

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