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Hartlepool United 2-1 FC Halifax Town

Hartlepool beat Halifax to pick up their first National League victory in four games.

The hosts fell behind when former Hartlepool midfielder Devante Rodney fired home beyond goalkeeper Scott Loach after 14 minutes.

Pools equalised just after the half-hour mark when Luke James flicked the ball past Sam Johnson from a right-wing cross.

Luke Molyneux put Hartlepool in front after 53 minutes when he found himself with time and space to pick his spot.

Halifax tried in vain to find an equaliser in the closing stages as their winless run in the league stretched to five matches.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Loach
  • 2Kioso
  • 15Kerr
  • 7Donaldson
  • 17Anderson
  • 34Edgar
  • 16Featherstone
  • 14HolohanSubstituted forNobleat 74'minutes
  • 21MolyneuxSubstituted forBaleat 90'minutes
  • 33James
  • 29Kabamba

Substitutes

  • 6Noble
  • 10Muir
  • 13Catterick
  • 26Bale
  • 28Amos

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 4Clarke
  • 5Brown
  • 8King
  • 39Skarz
  • 6Staunton
  • 40HansonSubstituted forFreedmanat 72'minutes
  • 18Berrett
  • 7Kosylo
  • 34DukuSubstituted forGondohat 65'minutes
  • 35Rodney

Substitutes

  • 19Preston
  • 21Rowley
  • 24Freedman
  • 33Gondoh
  • 37Quigley
Referee:
Simeon Lucas
Attendance:
3,018

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Adam Bale replaces Luke Molyneux.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Liam Noble replaces Gavan Holohan.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Harry Freedman replaces Jacob Hanson.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ryan Gondoh replaces Immanuelson Duku.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, FC Halifax Town 1. Luke Molyneux (Hartlepool United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, FC Halifax Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, FC Halifax Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, FC Halifax Town 1. Luke James (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Devante Rodney (FC Halifax Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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2Salford442510975413485
3Solihull Moors442591072423084
4Wrexham442491155361981
5Fylde442115871393278
6Harrogate4420111375552071
7Eastleigh44217165760-370
8Ebbsfleet4418131363441967
9Gateshead44199165244866
10Sutton United441713145355-264
11Barrow441513164951-258
12Chesterfield441317145249356
13Bromley441511186267-556
14Hartlepool441414165359-656
15Barnet441511184249-756
16Dag & Red441510194953-455
17Dover441412185464-1054
18Halifax441120134042-253
19Boreham Wood441215174859-1151
20Maidenhead United44156234368-2551
21Havant & Waterlooville44913226280-1840
22Aldershot44911243467-3338
23Braintree44107274678-3237
24Maidstone United4496293578-4333
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