League Two
Hartlepool2Morecambe0

Hartlepool United 2-0 Morecambe

Rakish Bingham
Rakish Bingham scored and made an assist on his debut.

Hartlepool made the perfect start to the new season with victory over Morecambe at Victoria Park.

Billy Paynter opened the scoring on his competitive debut for Pools, heading in his 100th league goal.

Morecambe looked to equalise, but Jamie Devitt and Lee Molyneux wasted chances to level either side of half-time.

Rakish Bingham doubled the lead when he rifled in from Paynter's chipped through ball and although Morecambe hit the post late on Pools held on to win.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 13Bartlett
  • 21DuckworthBooked at 89mins
  • 5HarrisonBooked at 30mins
  • 4Worley
  • 3Carroll
  • 16Featherstone
  • 2MagnayBooked at 84mins
  • 14Woods
  • 10Paynter
  • 17FenwickBooked at 48minsSubstituted forSmithat 81'minutes
  • 9BinghamSubstituted forOatesat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bates
  • 11Oyenuga
  • 12Nelson-Addy
  • 15Oates
  • 18Hawkins
  • 23Smith
  • 31Denton

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 6EdwardsBooked at 90mins
  • 22Parrish
  • 19Wilson
  • 8MurphySubstituted forKenyonat 11'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 7Devitt
  • 10MolyneuxSubstituted forMillerat 71'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 12MullinBooked at 84minsSubstituted forRyanat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 13Goodall
  • 16Miller
  • 17Fleming
  • 20Thompson
  • 21Ryan
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
4,289

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Morecambe 0.

Booking

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Adam Bartlett.

Attempt saved. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Booking

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Rakish Bingham.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Ryan replaces Paul Mullin.

Booking

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Booking

Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United).

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Connor Smith replaces Scott Fenwick.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Shaun Miller replaces Lee Molyneux.

Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Morecambe 0. Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Billy Paynter.

Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge11003033
2Portsmouth11003033
3Wycombe11003033
4Hartlepool11002023
5Leyton Orient11002023
6Notts County11002023
7Plymouth11002023
8Exeter11003213
9Northampton11001013
10Accrington10101101
11Carlisle10101101
12Crawley10101101
13Luton10101101
14Mansfield10101101
15Oxford Utd10101101
16Yeovil100123-10
17Bristol Rovers100101-10
18Wimbledon100102-20
19Barnet100102-20
20Morecambe100102-20
21Stevenage100102-20
22Dag & Red100103-30
23Newport100103-30
24York100103-30
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