Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Bromley 3.
Hartlepool United 2-3 Bromley
Reeco Hackett-Fairchild scored twice as Bromley maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a thrilling win at Hartlepool.
The Ravens opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Michael Cheek latched onto a through-ball from Luke Coulson and fired home.
But Hartlepool were level four minutes later as Gavan Holohan smashed in from close range.
A lively game saw the visitors regain the lead in the 27th minute when Hackett-Fairchild's shot on the turn beat goalkeeper Ben Killip.
Hackett-Fairchild should have made it 3-1 shortly before Pools equalised for a second time through Gus Mafuta's curling effort from distance.
Niko Muir hit a post and Gime Toure saw a fierce drive saved as Hartlepool made a bright start to the second half, but it was Bromley who grabbed the winner after 75 minutes.
Hackett-Fairchild tapped in a low cross from Joe Kizzi after some poor defending from the home side.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 8FeatherstoneSubstituted forNobleat 84'minutes
- 3KitchingSubstituted forKennedyat 90'minutes
- 2KizziBooked at 45mins
- 8RaymondSubstituted forCliftonat 77'minutes
- 18PorterSubstituted forOkoyeat 71'minutes
- 7CoulsonSubstituted forReesat 53'minutes
- Andrew Kitchen
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Bromley 3.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jason Kennedy replaces Mark Kitching.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Liam Noble replaces Nicky Featherstone.
Substitution, Bromley. Adrian Clifton replaces Frankie Raymond.
Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Bromley 3. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild (Bromley).
Substitution, Bromley. Marc-Anthony Okoye replaces George Porter.
Substitution, Bromley. Josh Rees replaces Luke Coulson.
Second Half begins Hartlepool United 2, Bromley 2.
First Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Bromley 2.
Joe Kizzi (Bromley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Bromley 2. Gus Mafuta (Hartlepool United).
Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Bromley 2. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild (Bromley).
Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Bromley 1. Gavan Holohan (Hartlepool United).
Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Bromley 1. Michael Cheek (Bromley).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.