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Hartlepool United 1-1 Torquay United

Torquay's relegation was confirmed following a 1-1 draw at Hartlepool.

Pools made a bright start and after Rhys Oates had seen an early shot saved, they took the lead through a deflected Ryan Donaldson strike from the edge of the box.

Torquay had the chance to level from the penalty spot in the 26th minute after Louis Laing was adjudged to have pushed Rhys Healey, but goalkeeper Scott Loach guessed correctly to keep out Brett Williams' spot-kick.

Loach kept out a fierce drive from Healey, Williams sent a header against the crossbar and Jamie Reid went close with a shot on the turn as Torquay went all-out for an equaliser.

Youngster Aaron Cunningham, who had come on for his professional debut after 65 minutes, was sent off 16 minutes later for Hartlepool and the Gulls levelled straight away as Healey rifled home from 12 yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Loach
  • 18Hawkins
  • 23Laing
  • 15Hawkes
  • 3Adams
  • 5Harrison
  • 4Featherstone
  • 24NewtonBooked at 5minsSubstituted forMunnsat 23'minutes
  • 7Donaldson
  • 11OatesSubstituted forCunninghamat 65'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 9CassidyBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 8Munns
  • 13Catterick
  • 16Orrell
  • 20Cunningham
  • 31Owen

Torquay

  • 30Dorel
  • 3Davis
  • 5McGinty
  • 21BarnesSubstituted forEfeteat 79'minutes
  • 8YoungBooked at 9mins
  • 6Gowling
  • 19Reid
  • 26BalatoniSubstituted forDowlingat 63'minutes
  • 28Healey
  • 29Lemonheigh-Evans
  • 39WilliamsSubstituted forKeatingat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Clarke
  • 2Efete
  • 10Keating
  • 18Klukowski
  • 24Dowling
Referee:
Simeon Lucas
Attendance:
3,254

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Torquay United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ruairi Keating replaces Brett Williams.

Booking

Jake Cassidy (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Torquay United 1. Rhys Healey (Torquay United).

Dismissal

Aaron Cunningham (Hartlepool United) is shown the red card.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Michee Efete replaces Aaron Barnes.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Aaron Cunningham replaces Rhys Oates.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. George Dowling replaces Conrad Balatoni.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, Torquay United 0.

Half Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jack Munns replaces Conor Newton.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Torquay United 0. Ryan Donaldson (Hartlepool United).

Booking

Luke Young (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Conor Newton (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield452611865461989
2Tranmere4424101076423482
3Sutton United4522101365521376
4Aldershot4520151063501375
5Fylde4520121382562672
6Boreham Wood4519151161461572
7Dover4519131360431770
8Ebbsfleet4418161058471170
9Bromley4419121373532069
10Wrexham4517181049391069
11Dag & Red451911156960968
12Maidenhead United441513165964-558
13Leyton Orient441512175554157
14Gateshead441218145950954
15Halifax451315174858-1054
16Eastleigh451217166171-1053
17Hartlepool451314185162-1153
18Maidstone United451314185264-1253
19Solihull Moors441312194655-951
20Barrow441115185061-1148
21Woking45139235474-2048
22Torquay441011234168-2741
23Chester45713254078-3834
24Guiseley44612263983-4430
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