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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 3, Torquay United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 3, Torquay United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

  6. Post update

    Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).

  11. Post update

    Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).

  13. Post update

    Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  19. Post update

    Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield331710655302561
2Scunthorpe341515453341960
3Rochdale33186953361760
4Burton34151183834456
5Oxford Utd341413746311555
6Fleetwood33165124839953
7Southend341311104132950
8Plymouth33139113836248
9Hartlepool34129133938145
10York341013114038243
11Newport311110104140143
12Wimbledon34119143439-542
13Cheltenham331012113945-642
14Dag & Red331011123941-241
15Morecambe331010133647-1140
16Bury32912113838039
17Bristol Rovers33912123133-239
18Exeter34109153945-639
19Portsmouth33912123748-1139
20Mansfield34912133447-1339
21Wycombe33911133640-438
22Accrington33910143644-837
23Northampton3389162743-1633
24Torquay3379173151-2030
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