The FA Cup - First Round
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Hartlepool United 2-0 East Thurrock United

Jonathan Franks' double saw Hartlepool edge to victory over East Thurrock and reach the second round of the FA Cup.

East Thurrock's Mitchell Gilbey hit the post before Franks' spectacular shot from 25-yards hit the back of the net.

Goalkeeper David Hughes made a number of outstanding saves from Marlon Harewood and Michael Duckworth to keep the Ryman Premier side in the match.

However, the part-time electrician let the ball slip through his hands to allow Franks to head in his second.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 21DuckworthBooked at 58mins
  • 5Collins
  • 20Jones
  • 2Austin
  • 19Richards
  • 16Featherstone
  • 8Walker
  • 7Franks
  • 9Harewood
  • 27SchmeltzSubstituted forWoodsat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 4Bates
  • 14Woods
  • 18Hawkins
  • 23Smith
  • 28Green
  • 29Crooks

East Thurrock United

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Hughes
  • 4Peddie
  • 6Goodacre
  • 5Wood
  • 3Stephen
  • 7BryantSubstituted forSammonsat 80'minutes
  • 8Parmenter
  • 2WitherspoonSubstituted forSymonsat 87'minutes
  • 11GilbeySubstituted forHarrisat 65'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 10Smith
  • 9HigginsBooked at 52mins

Substitutes

  • 12Sammons
  • 14Symons
  • 15Harris
  • 16Anderson
  • 17Paxman
  • 18Burton
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
2,800

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamEast Thurrock United
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home12
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, East Thurrock United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, East Thurrock United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by David Hughes.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, East Thurrock United. Conceded by Sam Collins.

  6. Post update

    Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sam Higgins (East Thurrock United).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by David Hughes.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, East Thurrock United. Conceded by Sam Collins.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, East Thurrock United. Nicky Symons replaces Connor Witherspoon.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 2, East Thurrock United 0. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marlon Harewood with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dan Jones (Hartlepool United).

  15. Post update

    Ross Parmenter (East Thurrock United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Reece Harris (East Thurrock United).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

  20. Post update

    Ben Wood (East Thurrock United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.