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Hartlepool United 2-0 Stockport County

Hartlepool extended their unbeaten run to four matches with an entertaining 2-0 win over Stockport.

A lively start saw Pools midfielder Gavan Holohan twice bring decent saves from the goalkeeper, while debutant defender Macauley Southam-Hales cleared a Jordan Archer header off the line at the other end.

Aidan Keena, making his home debut for Hartlepool, slid in to score the opening goal from Mark Shelton's low cross after 31 minutes.

Gime Toure, back after a three-game suspension, fired over the crossbar and Holohan found the side-netting as Hartlepool started the second half brightly.

They doubled their lead shortly afterwards as Shelton arrowed a low drive into the bottom corner from 18 yards at the end of some neat build-up play.

Defender Ash Palmer twice headed wide and new signing Danny Lloyd was denied by Mitch Beeney as Stockport looked to get themselves back into the game, but Hartlepool held firm.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 40Beeney
  • 2Southam
  • 16Liddle
  • 29Shelton
  • 3Kitching
  • 12Odusina
  • 8Featherstone
  • 14Holohan
  • 7Donaldson
  • 23ToureSubstituted forMolyneuxat 90+3'minutes
  • 35KeenaSubstituted forMafutaat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Muir
  • 11Hawkes
  • 15Mafuta
  • 17Anderson
  • 21Molyneux

Stockport

  • 1Hinchliffe
  • 3Cowan
  • 5Palmer
  • 6Keane
  • 21ClarkeSubstituted forBellat 46'minutes
  • 18Arthur
  • 7Thomas
  • 10Osborne
  • 4TurnbullSubstituted forMcAlindenat 70'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 26Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 23ArcherSubstituted forMinihanat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Minihan
  • 8Walker
  • 13Ormson
  • 16Bell
  • 25McAlinden
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
3,766

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Stockport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Stockport County 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke Molyneux replaces Gime Toure.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Gus Mafuta replaces Aidan Keena.

Booking

Liam McAlinden (Stockport County) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Stockport County. Liam McAlinden replaces Paul Turnbull.

Substitution

Substitution, Stockport County. Sam Minihan replaces Jordan Archer.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Stockport County 0. Mark Shelton (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stockport County. Nyal Bell replaces Eddie Clarke.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, Stockport County 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Stockport County 0.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Stockport County 0. Aidan Keena (Hartlepool United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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2Harrogate32167949391055
3Yeovil32158956391753
4Bromley321481053431050
5Boreham Wood311310846331349
6Halifax31147104342149
7Notts County311211846331347
8Woking31138104246-447
9Solihull Moors301371042301246
10Stockport32137124448-446
11Hartlepool321111104845344
12Dover30128103737044
13Barnet29111084336743
14Torquay32126145257-542
15Sutton United321011114037341
16Wrexham32108144243-138
17Aldershot31108133644-838
18Maidenhead United32115163948-938
19Eastleigh30910113745-837
20Dag & Red3199133439-536
21Chesterfield32810144254-1234
22Fylde30710133648-1231
23Ebbsfleet31511153860-2226
24Chorley32413152856-2825
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