Match ends, AFC Fylde 4, Hartlepool United 2.
AFC Fylde 4-2 Hartlepool United
Danny Rowe scored twice as AFC Fylde moved fourth in the National League table with a 4-2 win over Hartlepool.
The home side got off to the perfect start as Rowe's low shot from the edge of the box beat Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Loach.
Jordan Tunnicliffe should have made it two shortly afterwards but he headed wide from a corner when unmarked.
Hartlepool finished the first half strongly and were back on level terms at the start of the second half as Ryan Donaldson tried his luck from distance in the blustery conditions and the ball beat Jay Lynch.
Fylde regained the lead against the run of play in the 56th minute when a cross from the right was turned in by the knee of Hartlepool defender Fraser Kerr.
Loach denied Nick Haughton with a stunning save and Hartlepool equalised for a second time as Josh Hawkes' inswinging corner went straight in.
Their joy was short-lived, though, as Rowe nodded in his second of the night in the 79th minute and Lewis Walters turned in a fourth at the death to seal victory.
Report supplied by Press Association
- 3Francis-AngolBooked at 80mins
- 10PhilliskirkBooked at 70minsSubstituted forWaltersat 78'minutes
- 16BirchBooked at 42mins
- 27HaughtonSubstituted forBrewittat 90'minutes
- 30ReidSubstituted forTasdemirat 55'minutes
- 2KiosoSubstituted forNobleat 86'minutes
- Simeon Lucas
Second Half ends, AFC Fylde 4, Hartlepool United 2.
Substitution, AFC Fylde. Tom Brewitt replaces Nick Haughton.
Goal! AFC Fylde 4, Hartlepool United 2. Lewis Walters (AFC Fylde).
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Liam Noble replaces Peter Kioso.
Zaine Francis-Angol (AFC Fylde) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! AFC Fylde 3, Hartlepool United 2. Danny Rowe (AFC Fylde).
Substitution, AFC Fylde. Lewis Walters replaces Danny Philliskirk.
Goal! AFC Fylde 2, Hartlepool United 2. Josh Hawkes (Hartlepool United).
Danny Philliskirk (AFC Fylde) is shown the yellow card.
Own Goal by Fraser Kerr, Hartlepool United. AFC Fylde 2, Hartlepool United 1.
Substitution, AFC Fylde. Serhat Tasdemir replaces Alex Reid.
Goal! AFC Fylde 1, Hartlepool United 1. Ryan Donaldson (Hartlepool United).
Second Half begins AFC Fylde 1, Hartlepool United 0.
First Half ends, AFC Fylde 1, Hartlepool United 0.
Arlen Birch (AFC Fylde) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! AFC Fylde 1, Hartlepool United 0. Danny Rowe (AFC Fylde).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.