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Hartlepool Utd 3-2 Plymouth Argyle

Jonathan Franks scored twice as Hartlepool picked up three vital points with a 3-2 win over Plymouth.

Franks gave Ronnie Moore's side an eighth-minute lead from an Aaron Tshibola cross before Pools were pegged back by Ryan Brunt's cool finish.

Franks' sixth goal of the season restored United's lead after the break.

Scott Fenwick then made it 3-1 in the 76th minute following a quick break before Olly Lee's header reduced the arrears deep into stoppage time.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 26Harrison
  • 20Jones
  • 2Austin
  • 4BatesBooked at 90mins
  • 31Tshibola
  • 14WoodsBooked at 57mins
  • 29Bingham
  • 17Fenwick
  • 7Franks

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 8Walker
  • 9Harewood
  • 11Compton
  • 13Maxted
  • 16Featherstone
  • 19Richards

Plymouth

Formation 5-3-2

  • 23McCormick
  • 5NelsonBooked at 63mins
  • 2Mellor
  • 16McHugh
  • 27TalbotSubstituted forPurringtonat 68'minutes
  • 20FlanaganBooked at 63minsSubstituted forHartleyat 68'minutes
  • 4Cox
  • 17Reid
  • 28BruntSubstituted forLeeat 68'minutes
  • 9Reid
  • 7Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 3Purrington
  • 6Norburn
  • 19Thomas
  • 21Lee
  • 25Bentley
  • 29Hartley
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
3,291

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 3, Plymouth Argyle 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 3, Plymouth Argyle 2.

  3. Booking

    Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United).

  5. Post update

    Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 3, Plymouth Argyle 2. Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

  7. Post update

    Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dan Jones.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jonathan Franks.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

  17. Post update

    Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United).

  20. Post update

    Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury28166640182254
2Burton28166638261254
3Wycombe281411340211953
4Luton27148533201350
5Southend2814863023750
6Newport2813783633346
7Bury28135103933644
8Stevenage28125113937241
9Exeter29118103941-241
10Plymouth281171032221040
11Morecambe28108102826238
12Northampton28114134539637
13Wimbledon27107103838037
14Cambridge27106114233936
15Oxford Utd2889113236-433
16Accrington27103143648-1233
17Tranmere2779112932-330
18Portsmouth2779112833-530
19Dag & Red2886143039-930
20Carlisle2893163550-1530
21Cheltenham2879122540-1530
22York28513102733-628
23Mansfield2777132235-1328
24Hartlepool2856172249-2721
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