Veteran striker Marlon Harewood struck his first Hartlepool goal as they cruised to victory over Torquay, who are now seven points shy of safety.

Manchester United loanee Jack Barmby found the top corner on the half hour to give Pools a half-time lead.

Barmby then turned provider as his corner was flicked in by Luke James for his 14th of the season.

That left Harewood to cap a dominant home display when he broke from the halfway line to slot home.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 19 Richards
  • 22 Holden
  • 08 Walton
  • 05 Collins
  • 35 Burgess
  • 38 Walker (Hawkins - 79' )
  • 12 Barmby (Sweeney - 80' )
  • 33 James
  • 09 Harewood (Franks - 82' )
  • 11 Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 07 Franks
  • 10 Poole
  • 13 Rafferty
  • 14 Compton
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 23 Rodney
  • 28 Hawkins

Torquay United

  • 01 Poke
  • 29 O'Connor
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 23 Stevens (Cameron - 60' )
  • 05 Pearce
  • 04 Downes
  • 17 Goodwin
  • 08 Harding
  • 26 Benyon (Chapell - 74' )
  • 25 Showunmi (Stockley - 74' )
  • 06 Lathrope

Substitutes

  • 02 Tonge
  • 09 Hawley
  • 11 Cameron
  • 12 Chapell
  • 13 Rice
  • 19 Stockley
  • 27 Wilkinson
Ref: Fred Graham
Att: 3,437

Match Stats

Shots

11 13

On target

5 6

Corners

2 8

Fouls

6 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hartlepool United 3, Torquay United 0.

90:00 +4:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 3, Torquay United 0.

90:00 +4:03

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

90:00 +2:54

Attempt missed. Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +2:14

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

90:00 +2:14

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:55

Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +1:00

Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:00

Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

90:00 +0:32

Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).

90:00 +0:32

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:47

Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).

88:47

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

88:06

Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

87:06

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:06

Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).

85:26

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

84:19

Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

84:01

Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:01

Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

82:49

Attempt missed. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

81:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Marlon Harewood.

79:17 Substitution

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

78:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Hawkins replaces Brad Walker.

73:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Chapell replaces Elliot Benyon.

73:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Jayden Stockley replaces Enoch Showunmi.

71:54

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

70:08

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

63:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hartlepool United 3, Torquay United 0. Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke James.

61:05

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

60:41

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Torquay United).

60:41

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

60:13

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

60:13

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

59:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Cameron replaces Danny Stevens.

59:10

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Sam Collins.

58:59

Attempt blocked. Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

56:03

Attempt saved. Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Torquay United 0. Luke James (Hartlepool United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Barmby with a cross.

53:15

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

51:45

Attempt missed. Enoch Showunmi (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

49:46

Attempt missed. Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

46:32

Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, Torquay United 0.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

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

45:00 +0:40

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Sam Collins.

44:53

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

44:53

Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:37

Attempt missed. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

43:15

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

43:05

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

42:41

Attempt saved. Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

41:41

Attempt saved. Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

41:00

Danny Stevens (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:58

Foul by Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United).

37:16

Attempt saved. Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

36:38

Attempt saved. Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

31:54

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

31:54

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

30:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Torquay United 0. Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

25:10

Attempt missed. Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

23:38

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

23:38

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

19:47

Attempt missed. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

19:07

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

16:12

Darren Holden (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:12

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

15:22

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

15:22

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

14:34

Attempt saved. Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:56

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

9:16

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Andy Monkhouse.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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