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Grimsby Town 0-3 Hartlepool United

Padraig Amond came back to haunt Grimsby as his brace helped Hartlepool to a 3-0 win over his old club.

The Irishman, who was the Mariners' top scorer last season as they won promotion back to the Football League, struck twice in the first half with Pools' leading marksman Nathan Thomas adding an impudent third after the break as Craig Hignett's men ended Town's run of back-to-back victories.

Amond's first came after he pounced on the rebound after Lewis Alessandra had hit a post before heading home a second when left unmarked in the box.

Listen to Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst speaking to BBC Radio Humberside

Grimsby responded well after the restart and saw three quick-fire efforts kept out by Hartlepool goalkeeper Trevor Carson before the visitors went on to extend their advantage with Thomas' superb turn and lob over James McKeown from the edge of the box.

Listen to Hartlepool manager Craig Hignett speaking to BBC Tees

Shaun Tuton dragged an effort wide as the game limped to its conclusion and Alessandra was denied by McKeown, but Hartlepool saw out the win with minimum fuss, ending their run of three consecutive draws.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Davies
  • 22Collins
  • 5Pearson
  • 3Andrew
  • 10VoseSubstituted forBerrettat 76'minutes
  • 19Summerfield
  • 26Comley
  • 7ChambersSubstituted forBolarinwaat 7'minutes
  • 9Bogle
  • 29TutonSubstituted forVernonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Gowling
  • 12Mills
  • 14Jackson
  • 16Berrett
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 21Vernon
  • 30Henderson

Hartlepool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Carson
  • 19Richards
  • 22Nsiala
  • 33Donnelly
  • 3CarrollBooked at 4mins
  • 28Laurent
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forHarrisonat 82'minutes
  • 18Hawkins
  • 15Alessandra
  • 9AmondSubstituted forPaynterat 82'minutes
  • 7ThomasBooked at 62minsSubstituted forFewsterat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Paynter
  • 13Bartlett
  • 24Green
  • 26Harrison
  • 29Martin
  • 32Fewster
  • 34Heardman
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
5,713

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Booking

    Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  2. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Hartlepool United 3.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Hartlepool United 3.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United).

  5. Post update

    Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United).

  7. Post update

    Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town).

  9. Post update

    Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

  11. Post update

    Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by James Berrett (Grimsby Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Billy Paynter replaces Padraig Amond.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Scott Harrison replaces Nicky Deverdics.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Vernon replaces Shaun Tuton.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. James Berrett replaces Dominic Vose.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Bradley Fewster replaces Nathan Thomas.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11812178925
2Doncaster116232214820
3Carlisle114701611519
4Luton115332012818
5Crawley115331313018
6Portsmouth115241812617
7Notts County105231714317
8Crewe114521515017
9Grimsby115151717016
10Morecambe105141618-216
11Colchester114341616015
12Accrington114341515015
13Hartlepool113621718-115
14Mansfield11353910-114
15Wycombe114251315-214
16Blackpool113441512313
17Leyton Orient113351214-212
18Barnet102621012-212
19Cambridge113351015-512
20Stevenage103251417-311
21Yeovil113171119-810
22Cheltenham111641215-39
23Exeter11308816-89
24Newport91351015-56
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