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Hartlepool United 1-0 Barnet

Luke Armstrong's ninth goal in 13 matches helped Hartlepool keep third in the National League after a 1-0 home win over struggling Barnet.

Armstrong, signed on loan from Salford in December, had already seen former Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Loach make a smart save before he scored.

But he maintained his prolific form when he turned in Mark Shelton's cross from close range in the 32nd minute.

Hartlepool almost quickly doubled their lead when Rhys Oates put his effort just over.

The pressure continued in the second half when Gavan Holohan's goalbound effort's caused a mix-up between Loach and the Barnet defence.

Shelton tried his luck from range for the hosts, while Luke Molyneux blasted over the bar, as did Courtney Baker-Richardson at the other end for Barnet, before Hartlepool claimed all three points.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Killip
  • 23Sterry
  • 2Cass
  • 4Liddle
  • 3Ferguson
  • 15Johnson
  • 6Shelton
  • 19White
  • 11OatesSubstituted forMolyneuxat 72'minutes
  • 29Armstrong
  • 14Holohan

Substitutes

  • 5Odusina
  • 9Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Grey
  • 22Crawford

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Loach
  • 38Daly
  • 16Taylor
  • 7McQueenBooked at 44mins
  • 29Judd
  • 17Richards-EvertonBooked at 55mins
  • 6Dunne
  • 37TaylorBooked at 37mins
  • 10PetrassoSubstituted forMason-Clarkat 76'minutes
  • 11Hooper
  • 21AdeloyeBooked at 21minsSubstituted forBaker-Richardsonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Kefalas
  • 19McBurnie
  • 20Baker-Richardson
  • 24Azaze
  • 27Mason-Clark
Referee:
Lewis Smith

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Barnet 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Barnet 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Ephron Mason-Clark replaces Michael Petrasso.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke Molyneux replaces Rhys Oates.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Courtney Baker-Richardson replaces Tomi Adeloye.

  6. Booking

    Ben Richards-Everton (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Second Half

    Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, Barnet 0.

  8. Half Time

    First Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Barnet 0.

  9. Booking

    Alex McQueen (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Booking

    Richard Taylor (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Barnet 0. Luke Armstrong (Hartlepool United).

  12. Booking

    Tomi Adeloye (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  14. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Torquay24145546242247
2Sutton United21134438191943
3Hartlepool24134733231043
4Stockport24117632211140
5Wrexham2511683427739
6Eastleigh2310853223938
7Notts County21114626151137
8Boreham Wood249872924535
9Bromley239773728934
10Aldershot24104103635134
11Altrincham2696113034-433
12Maidenhead United219573232032
13Yeovil2495103536-132
14Solihull Moors219482723431
15Halifax228683629730
16Chesterfield219393225730
17Woking217592526-126
18Dag & Red2375112131-1026
19Wealdstone2265112948-1923
20King's Lynn2164112842-1422
21Weymouth2455142539-1420
22Barnet2233161753-3612
23Dover1531111235-2310
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