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Crewe Alexandra 3-3 Hartlepool United

Defender Carl Magnay struck twice as Hartlepool hit back with two goals inside four second-half minutes to salvage a point at Crewe.

Chelsea loanee Alex Kiwomya provided the ammunition on his first start as the Railwaymen eased into a 3-1 lead before the hour mark, only to be denied late on.

Captain Billy Paynter blew an early chance to hand Pools the lead when he clipped wide with only goalkeeper Ben Garratt to beat.

George Cooper struck the outside of the post before Kiwomya tore to the byeline and pulled the ball across goal for Chris Dagnall to flick home on 32 minutes.

Carl Magnay hit back with a superb left-footed curling effort into the top corner in the 42nd minute but Crewe were ahead again on the stroke of half-time when Kiwomya showed a neat turn inside the box and finished into the bottom corner.

Crewe appeared set for their second win of the season when Cooper's shot-come-cross deceived Trevor Carson and flew into the far corner in the 56th minute.

But Pools hit back as Padraig Amond lobbed Garratt on 73 minutes before Magnay struck again with a far-post header after Nathan Thomas' free-kick was flicked on.

Ryan Lowe wasted the chance to win it for Crewe, firing wide when through on goal.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 4Davis
  • 3GuthrieBooked at 90mins
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 11CooperSubstituted forKirkat 74'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 18Bingham
  • 22Kiwomya
  • 7Lowe
  • 9Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 10Saunders
  • 13Richards
  • 17Udoh
  • 20Kirk
  • 25Ainley

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 2Magnay
  • 22Nsiala
  • 6Bates
  • 3Carroll
  • 15Alessandra
  • 4FeatherstoneSubstituted forLaurentat 90+1'minutes
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forWoodsat 58'minutes
  • 7Thomas
  • 9Amond
  • 10Paynter

Substitutes

  • 11Oates
  • 13Bartlett
  • 14Woods
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 26Harrison
  • 28Laurent
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,482

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home23
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 3, Hartlepool United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 3, Hartlepool United 3.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by James Jones.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Laurent replaces Nicky Featherstone.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Alex Kiwomya (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

Attempt blocked. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 3, Hartlepool United 3. Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra).

Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Charlie Kirk replaces George Cooper.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 3, Hartlepool United 2. Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Alex Kiwomya.

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra).

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32106247
2Colchester32106337
3Mansfield32105327
4Crawley32103127
5Morecambe32014316
6Barnet31204225
7Hartlepool31206515
8Crewe31205415
9Carlisle31203215
10Leyton Orient31114224
11Blackpool31114314
12Yeovil31113214
13Doncaster31114404
14Wycombe31113304
15Accrington311145-14
16Grimsby31025503
17Cheltenham30303303
18Newport310245-13
19Plymouth310225-33
20Portsmouth302113-22
21Notts County301225-31
22Cambridge301214-31
23Stevenage301226-41
24Exeter300315-40
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