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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Morecambe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Morecambe 0.

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Adam Bartlett.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Rakish Bingham.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Ryan replaces Paul Mullin.

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United).