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Hartlepool United 1-2 Plymouth Argyle

Kelvin Mellor
Kelvin Mellor had only scored once before during his time at Plymouth Argyle

Kelvin Mellor's last-minute goal ended Plymouth Argyle's four-game winless run at Hartlepool United.

After a forgettable first half, Carl McHugh gave the Pilgrims the lead in the final 15 minutes as he shot home from 18 yards out.

Mellor then fouled Scott Fenwick in the penalty area and the United striker converted the resulting spot kick.

But Mellor made amends as he got his first goal of the season, shooting hard and low past Trevor Carson.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 5Harrison
  • 6Bates
  • 26Jackson
  • 3Carroll
  • 30GrayBooked at 5minsSubstituted forMandronat 81'minutes
  • 16Featherstone
  • 14Woods
  • 33Naismith
  • 17Fenwick
  • 15OatesSubstituted forBinghamat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 9Bingham
  • 11Oyenuga
  • 13Bartlett
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
  • 32Mandron

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MellorBooked at 84mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4McHugh
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 14JervisSubstituted forHarveyat 65'minutes
  • 27Tanner
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forPurringtonat 86'minutes
  • 17BruntSubstituted forSmalleyat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 18Smalley
  • 19Bentley
  • 22Hall
  • 24Rooney
  • 31Walton
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,534

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Deane Smalley replaces Ryan Brunt.

Foul by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Plymouth Argyle 2. Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Purrington.

Foul by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ben Purrington replaces Gregg Wylde.

Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Hartlepool United. Scott Fenwick draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Mikael Mandron replaces Jake Gray.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nicky Featherstone.

Attempt saved. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Plymouth Argyle 1. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Jake Jervis.

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United).

Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rakish Bingham replaces Rhys Oates.

goal

As It Stood

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12Exeter218673030030
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17Morecambe2183103839-127
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