Jonathan Franks' stunning volley snatched victory for Hartlepool in a dramatic climax at Morecambe.

Jack Sampson had drawn the hosts level with three minutes to go but Franks fired past Barry Roche to secure a win.

Hartlepool went 1-0 up after 17 minutes with a header from Jack Baldwin, but they looked set to drop two points when Sampson volleyed in.

Sampson and Kevin Ellison went close to a Morecambe winner, while Franks hit the bar before his last-gasp strike.

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Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm absolutely gutted. That's football for you.

"After Boxing Day you're so high, and then you come back down to earth with a bump.

"We played well in spells and created one or two chances, but it's about putting the ball in the back of the net. We were just missing something."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 22 Parrish
  • 03 Threlfall (Diagne - 79' )
  • 16 Drummond
  • 05 Hughes
  • 15 McCready Booked
  • 17 Fleming
  • 04 Kenyon (Mwasile - 74' )
  • 11 Ellison
  • 27 Amond (Sampson - 65' )
  • 07 Redshaw

Substitutes

  • 06 Diagne
  • 09 Sampson
  • 19 McGee
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 21 McGowan
  • 23 Doyle
  • 25 Arestidou

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin Booked
  • 21 Duckworth
  • 38 Walker
  • 35 Burgess
  • 06 Baldwin
  • 23 Rodney (Holden - 77' )
  • 04 Dolan
  • 33 James
  • 10 Poole
  • 07 Franks

Substitutes

  • 05 Collins
  • 08 Walton
  • 13 Rafferty
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 16 Rowbotham
  • 22 Holden
  • 28 Hawkins
Ref: Michael Naylor
Att: 2,081

Match Stats

Shots

13 22

On target

6 8

Corners

4 11

Fouls

7 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morecambe 1, Hartlepool United 2.

90:00 +3:51 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Hartlepool United 2.

90:00 +2:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 1, Hartlepool United 2. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

90:00 +1:40

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Chris McCready.

88:31

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:15

Attempt saved. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

87:56

Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

86:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 1, Hartlepool United 1. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Hughes.

83:41

Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:41

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

82:10

Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:10

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

81:13

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Tony Diagne.

78:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Tony Diagne replaces Robbie Threlfall.

78:07

Attempt blocked. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:41

Attempt blocked. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

76:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Darren Holden replaces Nialle Rodney.

74:32

Foul by Luke James (Hartlepool United).

74:32

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Joe Mwasile replaces Alex Kenyon.

72:21

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

68:13

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

67:09

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

66:02

Attempt saved. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

64:50

James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:50

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

64:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Padraig Amond.

64:11

Attempt missed. Nialle Rodney (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

62:12

Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

61:03

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

59:58

Attempt missed. James Poole (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

59:12

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Chris McCready.

58:50

Attempt saved. Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

58:18

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Chris McCready.

57:08

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

56:36

Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

56:15

Attempt saved. James Poole (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

55:42

Attempt blocked. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

54:55 Booking

Booking Chris McCready (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

54:45

Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:45

Foul by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

53:05

Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

49:34

Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:34

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

49:17

Attempt blocked. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:51

Attempt blocked. James Poole (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Hartlepool United 1.

45:00 +5:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Hartlepool United 1.

45:00 +3:57

Attempt missed. Chris McCready (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00 +3:23

Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

45:00 +3:23

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:29

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

44:45

Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

43:20

Attempt saved. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

42:19

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

42:07

Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

40:58

Attempt blocked. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40:19 Booking

Booking Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

40:14

Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

40:14

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:54

Foul by James Poole (Hartlepool United).

39:54

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:15

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Nialle Rodney.

37:10

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

37:10

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:16

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

35:17

Attempt blocked. Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

34:35

Nialle Rodney (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:35

Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

32:53

Attempt blocked. Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) header from very close range is blocked.

32:29

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

32:11

Attempt saved. James Poole (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

31:32

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

22:51

Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

19:20

Attempt blocked. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

17:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 0, Hartlepool United 1. Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal following a corner.

16:33

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

13:15

Foul by James Poole (Hartlepool United).

13:15

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:17

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Brad Walker.

10:31

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

8:54

Attempt saved. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

7:17

Foul by Nialle Rodney (Hartlepool United).

7:17

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:52

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

1:41

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

0:44

Nialle Rodney (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:44

Foul by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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