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Hartlepool United 2-1 Yeovil Town

Gavan Holohan's last-gasp goal snatched Hartlepool a seventh straight home win as victory against Yeovil moved them up to third in the National League.

Luke Armstrong had two early chances for the home side, hitting the side-netting with the first and seeing the second blocked by Adam Smith.

Yeovil came close to taking the lead after 16 minutes, with Rhys Murphy having an effort blocked by defender Gary Liddle, who then got in front of a Reuben Reid strike before goalkeeper Ben Killip pushed the ball wide from another Murphy effort.

Rhys Oates should have put Pools in front after 51 minutes, heading wide from Tom White's cross, and it proved costly as the visitors went in front three minutes later.

Tom Knowles collected the ball 30 yards from goal and hit an unstoppable effort into the top corner.

Hartlepool responded well and grabbed an equaliser after 72 minutes when Armstrong reacted quickest to tap home after Holohan's shot had been parried by Smith.

Armstrong had a header cleared off the line shortly afterwards but the winner arrived at the death when substitute Joe Grey's inviting low cross was turned in by Holohan.

Match report supplied by PA Media.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Killip
  • 7DonaldsonBooked at 89minsSubstituted forEnigbokan-Bloomfieldat 89'minutes
  • 3Ferguson
  • 6Shelton
  • 4LiddleBooked at 33mins
  • 2Cass
  • 15Johnson
  • 19WhiteSubstituted forCrawfordat 58'minutes
  • 14Holohan
  • 11OatesSubstituted forGreyat 76'minutes
  • 29Armstrong


  • 5Odusina
  • 9Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 12Grey
  • 18Williams
  • 22Crawford


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Smith
  • 27Bradley
  • 26Hunt
  • 10SmithSubstituted forDagnallat 90+2'minutes
  • 3Dickinson
  • 18Skendi
  • 21KnowlesSubstituted forWarburtonat 90+2'minutes
  • 24Neufville
  • 7Worthington
  • 9MurphySubstituted forQuigleyat 67'minutes
  • 33Reid


  • 11Warburton
  • 14Kelly
  • 19Quigley
  • 26Evans
  • 34Dagnall
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Yeovil Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Yeovil Town 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Matthew Warburton replaces Tom Knowles.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Chris Dagnall replaces Jimmy Smith.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Yeovil Town 1. Gavan Holohan (Hartlepool United).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Mason Bloomfield replaces Ryan Donaldson.

  7. Booking

    Ryan Donaldson (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Joe Grey replaces Rhys Oates.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Yeovil Town 1. Luke Armstrong (Hartlepool United).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Joe Quigley replaces Rhys Murphy.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Tom Crawford replaces Tom White.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Yeovil Town 1. Tom Knowles (Yeovil Town).

  13. Second Half

    Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Yeovil Town 0.

  14. Half Time

    First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Yeovil Town 0.

  15. Booking

    Gary Liddle (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  17. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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