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Hartlepool United 2-2 AFC Fylde

Ryan Croasdale scored twice as AFC Fylde came from two goals down to maintain their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-2 draw at Hartlepool.

Pools got off to the perfect start, with Gime Toure's stunning curling finish into the top corner giving them a third-minute lead.

Nick Haughton fired a shot inches over the crossbar and Danny Philliskirk headed wide as Fylde settled.

A cross-shot from Haughton clipped a post, while Niko Muir, who scored Pools' winner at Maidenhead on Saturday, crashed a shot against a post just before the break.

Fylde started the second half well but it was Hartlepool who doubled their lead just before the hour with another superb curling effort from former Coasters forward Toure.

The visitors pulled a goal back with 10 minutes remaining as Croasdale turned the ball home from close range and levelled from their next attack when Croasdale looped in a header.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Killip
  • 7DonaldsonSubstituted forJamesat 69'minutes
  • 5Kerr
  • 15Mafuta
  • 20CunninghamSubstituted forHolohanat 85'minutes
  • 4Raynes
  • 3Kitching
  • 8FeatherstoneBooked at 61mins
  • 16NobleSubstituted forKennedyat 60'minutes
  • 23Toure
  • 10Muir

Substitutes

  • 6Bale
  • 14Holohan
  • 22Crichlow-Noble
  • 28Kennedy
  • 33James

Fylde

  • 1Montgomery
  • 3Duxbury
  • 4Byrne
  • 8Croasdale
  • 12BurkeSubstituted forKosyloat 46'minutes
  • 6Whitmore
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forBradleyat 69'minutes
  • 10PhilliskirkBooked at 90mins
  • 27HaughtonBooked at 76mins
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forYeatesat 46'minutes
  • 9Rowe

Substitutes

  • 5Jameson
  • 7Kosylo
  • 15Bradley
  • 17Yeates
  • 18Willoughby
Referee:
Gareth Rhodes
Attendance:
3,222

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, AFC Fylde 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, AFC Fylde 2.

Booking

Danny Philliskirk (AFC Fylde) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Gavan Holohan replaces Aaron Cunningham.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, AFC Fylde 2. Ryan Croasdale (AFC Fylde).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, AFC Fylde 1. Ryan Croasdale (AFC Fylde).

Booking

Nick Haughton (AFC Fylde) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke James replaces Ryan Donaldson.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Fylde. Danny Bradley replaces James Craigen.

Booking

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jason Kennedy replaces Liam Noble.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, AFC Fylde 0. Gime Toure (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Fylde. Matthew Kosylo replaces Luke Burke.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Fylde. Mark Yeates replaces Jordan Williams.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, AFC Fylde 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, AFC Fylde 0.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, AFC Fylde 0. Gime Toure (Hartlepool United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Solihull Moors4310134910
2Halifax43017259
3Woking43015239
4Dover43016429
5Bromley42207438
6Fylde42205328
7Yeovil42115327
8Maidenhead United42114227
9Wrexham42116517
10Barnet42114317
11Sutton United41307526
12Boreham Wood41218625
13Stockport41215505
14Harrogate41125504
15Notts County41124404
16Eastleigh411224-24
17Hartlepool411247-34
18Torquay411259-44
19Aldershot410335-23
20Barrow410358-33
21Chorley403138-53
22Dag & Red410327-53
23Chesterfield402257-22
24Ebbsfleet4004311-80
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