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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.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Killip
  • 2Kioso
  • 5Kerr
  • 8FeatherstoneSubstituted forNobleat 84'minutes
  • 3KitchingSubstituted forKennedyat 90'minutes
  • 4Raynes
  • 15Mafuta
  • 14Holohan
  • 7Donaldson
  • 23Toure
  • 10Muir

Substitutes

  • 6Bale
  • 16Noble
  • 22Crichlow-Noble
  • 28Kennedy
  • 33James

Bromley

  • 1Cousins
  • 2KizziBooked at 45mins
  • 13Bush
  • 10Bingham
  • 3Wood
  • 6Holland
  • 8RaymondSubstituted forCliftonat 77'minutes
  • 18PorterSubstituted forOkoyeat 71'minutes
  • 19Hackett-Fairchild
  • 7CoulsonSubstituted forReesat 53'minutes
  • 9Cheek

Substitutes

  • 5Okoye
  • 11Mekki
  • 15Klass
  • 17Clifton
  • 25Rees
Referee:
Andrew Kitchen
Attendance:
3,171

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Bromley 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Bromley 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jason Kennedy replaces Mark Kitching.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Liam Noble replaces Nicky Featherstone.

Substitution

Substitution, Bromley. Adrian Clifton replaces Frankie Raymond.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Bromley 3. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild (Bromley).

Substitution

Substitution, Bromley. Marc-Anthony Okoye replaces George Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Bromley. Josh Rees replaces Luke Coulson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 2, Bromley 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Bromley 2.

Booking

Joe Kizzi (Bromley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Bromley 2. Gus Mafuta (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Bromley 2. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild (Bromley).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Bromley 1. Gavan Holohan (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Bromley 1. Michael Cheek (Bromley).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Solihull Moors54101551013
2Woking540193612
3Bromley5320106411
4Halifax531183510
5Maidenhead United531183510
6Sutton United52308539
7Dover53027619
8Stockport52217528
9Barnet52216518
10Fylde522167-18
11Wrexham42116517
12Yeovil52125417
13Torquay5212710-37
14Barrow520368-26
15Dag & Red520369-36
16Boreham Wood51228715
17Notts County41124404
18Harrogate511379-24
19Aldershot511346-24
20Hartlepool5113610-44
21Eastleigh511326-44
22Chesterfield503279-23
23Chorley5032412-83
24Ebbsfleet5005413-90
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