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Hartlepool United 2-0 Salford City (aet)

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Highlights: Hartlepool 2-0 Salford

Salford City's FA Cup adventure came to an end as Hartlepool claimed an extra-time win to seal a third-round home tie against Championship high-fliers Derby.

Salford, the non-league side co-owned by five former Manchester United players, hit the post in normal time through Richie Allen's deflected shot.

Scott Fenwick powerfully headed in Rhys Oates's cross as the League Two side punished Salford for missing chances.

Pools clinched victory through Mikael Mandron's fierce volley from six yards.

Ronnie Moore's men will now host Derby at Victoria Park on Saturday, 9 January.

Dream over for Salford

Hartlepool are 53 places higher in the football ladder than their Northern Premier League Premier Division visitors, but needed over 210 minutes to make their superiority count.

The home side came into the replay on the back of a 4-0 league drubbing at Portsmouth, while Salford had the luxury of an extended break following the postponement of their weekend match against Whitby.

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Salford's Allen hits woodwork

And the visitors - co-owned by Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt - looked sharper than their opponents for much of this match.

Hartlepool rode their luck on occasions as Salford threatened, leading to boos from the home fans at both half-time and the end of normal time.

But they produced two moments of quality in extra-time to stop Salford reaching the third round for the first time in their 75-year history.

Both goals came from wide areas on the right, Oates picking out the run of Fenwick before Brad Walker's clip was smashed in by Mandron.

Hartlepool boss Ronnie Moore: "It was hard, no good for my health. Salford were brilliant - or were we poor? A bit of both.

"Their managers can be proud of their side and be gutted they didn't win. It was nice to get in front at last, but we should be doing better and that's no disrespect to Salford.

"We've been on TV - we want to be better than that. They put some past the post and over the bar, but they had too much possession for a non-league side."

Salford manager Anthony Johnson: "I'm absolutely devastated. The players could not have put any more in.

"We're proud of what the boys have done. Over 180 minutes we were the better side.

"We were not worried about coming here and enjoyed it. Their goal was a psychological blow as much as anything.

"We put in an unbelievable performance, as good as we've had here as managers."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 2MagnayBooked at 19minsSubstituted forHarrisonat 85'minutes
  • 6Bates
  • 26JacksonBooked at 20mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 15Oates
  • 16Featherstone
  • 30GraySubstituted forWalkerat 66'minutes
  • 23SmithSubstituted forMandronat 67'minutes
  • 9Bingham
  • 17Fenwick

Substitutes

  • 5Harrison
  • 8Walker
  • 11Oyenuga
  • 13Bartlett
  • 14Woods
  • 19Richards
  • 32Mandron

Salford

  • 1Lynch
  • 2Lynch
  • 6Dawson
  • 5Howson
  • 3O'HalloranBooked at 112mins
  • 15HardcastleSubstituted forMwasileat 105'minutes
  • 4StopforthBooked at 11mins
  • 8Burton
  • 12PooleSubstituted forSeddonat 82'minutes
  • 9WebberSubstituted forAllenat 78'minutes
  • 10Hulme

Substitutes

  • 7Clark
  • 11Allen
  • 14Giverin
  • 17Mwasile
  • 18Kebbie
  • 20Seddon
  • 21Dootson
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
4,374

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away33
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home22
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Salford City 0.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Hartlepool United 2, Salford City 0.

Attempt blocked. Stephen O'Halloran (Salford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

Joe Mwasile (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Salford City 0. Mikael Mandron (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brad Walker with a cross.

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United).

Steven Howson (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Scott Burton (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

Chris Lynch (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Stephen O'Halloran (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen O'Halloran (Salford City).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jay Lynch.

Attempt saved. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Brad Walker.

Attempt missed. Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United).

Scott Burton (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Scott Burton.

Offside, Salford City. Gary Stopforth tries a through ball, but Jordan Hulme is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Richie Allen (Salford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Second Half Extra Time begins Hartlepool United 1, Salford City 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Joe Mwasile replaces Lewis Hardcastle.

First Half Extra Time ends, Hartlepool United 1, Salford City 0.

Attempt missed. Gareth Seddon (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

Jay Lynch (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Steven Howson.

Attempt blocked. Mikael Mandron (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicky Featherstone.

Mikael Mandron (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Burton (Salford City).

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

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

Foul by Gary Stopforth (Salford City).

Attempt blocked. Gareth Seddon (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen O'Halloran.

Attempt missed. Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Brad Walker with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jay Lynch.

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

Attempt missed. Gareth Seddon (Salford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gary Stopforth.

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