League Two
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Hartlepool United 3-0 Torquay United

Marlon Harewood

Veteran striker Marlon Harewood struck his first Hartlepool goal as they cruised to victory over Torquay, who are now seven points shy of safety.

Manchester United loanee Jack Barmby found the top corner on the half hour to give Pools a half-time lead.

Barmby then turned provider as his corner was flicked in by Luke James for his 14th of the season.

That left Harewood to cap a dominant home display when he broke from the halfway line to slot home.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 19Richards
  • 22Holden
  • 8Walton
  • 5Collins
  • 35Burgess
  • 38WalkerSubstituted forHawkinsat 79'minutes
  • 12BarmbySubstituted forSweeneyat 80'minutes
  • 33James
  • 9HarewoodSubstituted forFranksat 82'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 7Franks
  • 10Poole
  • 13Rafferty
  • 14Compton
  • 15Sweeney
  • 23Rodney
  • 28Hawkins

Torquay

  • 1Poke
  • 29O'Connor
  • 3Nicholson
  • 23StevensSubstituted forCameronat 60'minutes
  • 5Pearce
  • 4Downes
  • 17Goodwin
  • 8Harding
  • 26BenyonSubstituted forChapellat 74'minutes
  • 25ShowunmiSubstituted forStockleyat 74'minutes
  • 6Lathrope

Substitutes

  • 2Tonge
  • 9Hawley
  • 11Cameron
  • 12Chapell
  • 13Rice
  • 19Stockley
  • 27Wilkinson
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
3,437

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 3, Torquay United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 3, Torquay United 0.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jordan Richards.
Attempt missed. Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).
Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.
Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).
Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).
Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).
Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jordan Richards.
Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.
Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield33171062561
2Scunthorpe34151541960
3Rochdale3318691760
4Burton3415118456
5Oxford Utd34141371555
6Fleetwood3316512953
7Southend34131110950
8Plymouth3313911248
9Hartlepool3412913145
10York34101311243
11Newport31111010143
12Wimbledon3411914-542
13Cheltenham33101211-642
14Dag & Red33101112-241
15Morecambe33101013-1140
16Bury3291211039
17Bristol Rovers3391212-239
18Exeter3410915-639
19Portsmouth3391212-1139
20Mansfield3491213-1339
21Wycombe3391113-438
22Accrington3391014-837
23Northampton338916-1633
24Torquay337917-2030
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