Alex Marrow scored on his return to Fleetwood Town to help sink ten-man Hartlepool United.

Jordan Richards was shown a straight red after just three minutes for a flying tackle on Jeff Hughes.

Pool denied them for over an hour before Jon Parkin broke the deadlock, turning at the back post and slamming the ball into the far corner.

Marrow, who rejoined the club on-loan from Blackburn this week, scored with a neat finish to seal the win.

The 23-year-old midfielder made 20 appearances for the League Two side last season.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 20 Taylor
  • 13 Goodall
  • 05 Roberts
  • 06 Pond
  • 08 Schumacher (Mandron - 63' )
  • 11 Hughes (Marrow - 8' )
  • 23 Ball Booked
  • 09 Parkin (Evans - 80' )
  • 04 Murdoch

Substitutes

  • 07 Evans
  • 14 Hogan
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 28 Maxwell
  • 32 Carr
  • 34 Mandron
  • 35 Marrow

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 19 Richards Dismissed
  • 02 Austin
  • 38 Walker
  • 06 Baldwin Booked (Sweeney - 78' )
  • 35 Burgess Booked
  • 14 Compton (Franks - 77' )
  • 08 Walton Booked
  • 33 James (Collins - 10' )
  • 09 Harewood
  • 11 Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 05 Collins
  • 07 Franks
  • 13 Rafferty
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 22 Holden
  • 23 Rodney
  • 28 Hawkins
Ref: James Adcock
Att: 3,009

Match Stats

Shots

20 4

On target

7 0

Corners

6 2

Fouls

10 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Hartlepool United 0.

90:00 +2:52 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Hartlepool United 0.

89:05

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Fleetwood Town).

89:05

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:08

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

87:08

Sam Collins (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:25

Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

85:05

Attempt missed. Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

84:26

Attempt blocked. Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

84:03

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

83:54

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

82:07 Booking

Booking Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

82:01 Booking

Booking David Ball (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

81:53

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

81:53

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

79:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces Jon Parkin.

79:00

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:58

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

77:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces Jack Baldwin.

76:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Jack Compton.

74:48

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

74:17

Attempt blocked. Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:10

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

72:10

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:55 Booking

Booking Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

69:49

Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:49

Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

68:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Hartlepool United 0. Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mikael Mandron.

66:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Hartlepool United 0. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Alex Marrow.

62:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Mikael Mandron replaces Steven Schumacher.

56:46

Attempt missed. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

55:59 Booking

Booking Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

55:53

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:53

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United).

55:33

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

55:14

Attempt blocked. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

53:00

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

52:57

Foul by Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town).

52:28

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

51:26

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

48:44

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48:42

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

48:15

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

47:53

Attempt blocked. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

46:07

Attempt missed. Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 0, Hartlepool United 0.

45:00 +1:58 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Hartlepool United 0.

44:40

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

44:40

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:15

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

36:20

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

36:11

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

36:03

Attempt saved. Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

35:42

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

32:59

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

26:50

Foul by Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town).

26:50

Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:03

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

25:02

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:02

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United).

24:14

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:14

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

23:02

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

20:41

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

19:41

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Collins.

19:25

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

16:28

Foul by Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town).

16:28

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

14:00

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

12:28

Attempt saved. Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

9:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Sam Collins replaces Luke James.

7:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Alex Marrow replaces Jeff Hughes because of an injury.

5:49

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

4:48

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

2:16 Dismissal

Dismissal Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

2:09

Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:09

Foul by Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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