National League
HartlepoolHartlepool United2King's LynnKing's Lynn Town0

Hartlepool United 2-0 King's Lynn Town

Luke Armstrong netted twice on his debut as Hartlepool returned to winning ways in the National League with a 2-0 victory over King's Lynn at Victoria Park.

Signed on a season-long loan from League Two side Salford, Armstrong opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when he converted a rebound after Linnets goalkeeper Archie Mair had brilliantly saved Gavan Holohan's initial effort.

Armstrong doubled his tally seven minutes into the second half, tapping in a Lewis Cass cross.

Adam Marriott missed a great chance to cut the deficit, firing wide from close range, as Pools claimed a first league victory in four games and snapped a five-match winless run at home.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Killip
  • 2Cass
  • 3Ferguson
  • 8Featherstone
  • 15Johnson
  • 5Odusina
  • 6Shelton
  • 14HolohanBooked at 19mins
  • 11OatesSubstituted forBunneyat 70'minutes
  • 12GreySubstituted forMolyneuxat 74'minutes
  • 29ArmstrongSubstituted forEnigbokan-Bloomfieldat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Donaldson
  • 9Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 10Molyneux
  • 16Ofosu
  • 39Bunney

King's Lynn

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Mair
  • 22Barrows
  • 15Fleming
  • 7Clunan
  • 4Callan-McFaddenBooked at 68mins
  • 3BrownSubstituted forLozaat 58'minutes
  • 5Smith
  • 8Richards
  • 24CareySubstituted forPowerat 58'minutes
  • 9GashSubstituted forMitchellat 58'minutes
  • 10Marriott

Substitutes

  • 14Jarvis
  • 16Loza
  • 19Mitchell
  • 20Southwell
  • 25Power
Referee:
Rebecca Welch

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Kings Lynn Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Kings Lynn Town 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Mason Bloomfield replaces Luke Armstrong.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke Molyneux replaces Joe Grey.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Joe Bunney replaces Rhys Oates.

  6. Booking

    Kyle Callan-McFadden (Kings Lynn Town) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Kings Lynn Town. Simon Power replaces Sonny Carey.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Kings Lynn Town. Kairo Mitchell replaces Michael Gash.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Kings Lynn Town. Jamar Loza replaces Alex Brown.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Kings Lynn Town 0. Luke Armstrong (Hartlepool United).

  11. Second Half

    Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, Kings Lynn Town 0.

  12. Half Time

    First Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Kings Lynn Town 0.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Kings Lynn Town 0. Luke Armstrong (Hartlepool United).

  14. Booking

    Gavan Holohan (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  16. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.