League Two
Morecambe2Hartlepool5

Morecambe 2-5 Hartlepool United

Nathan Thomas scored twice as Hartlepool thumped 10-man Morecambe.

Michael Woods slotted home before Thomas' deflected effort put Hartlepool 2-0 up inside six minutes.

Alex Kenyon reduced the arrears for the Shrimps, before Thomas curled in and Luke James made it 4-1 from the penalty spot after keeper Barry Roche was sent off for fouling Brad Walker.

Tom Barkhuizen pulled one back for Morecambe, but Rhys Oates headed home Hartlepool's fifth late on.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1RocheBooked at 74mins
  • 2Beeley
  • 22Parrish
  • 6Edwards
  • 24ConlanSubstituted forMcGowanat 45'minutes
  • 4Kenyon
  • 13Goodall
  • 9BarkhuizenBooked at 52mins
  • 10MolyneuxBooked at 45minsSubstituted forStocktonat 56'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 16MillerSubstituted forOliverat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 7Devitt
  • 12Mullin
  • 18Bailey
  • 23Doyle
  • 26Stockton
  • 29Oliver

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 2Magnay
  • 26Jackson
  • 29Jones
  • 3CarrollBooked at 20mins
  • 14WoodsSubstituted forWalkerat 70'minutes
  • 16Featherstone
  • 18Hawkins
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forOatesat 69'minutes
  • 33JamesBooked at 77mins
  • 30GraySubstituted forLaurentat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 9Bingham
  • 13Bartlett
  • 15Oates
  • 19Richards
  • 21Duckworth
  • 28Laurent
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,005

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Hartlepool United 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Hartlepool United 5.

Attempt missed. Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Goodall (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Hartlepool United 5. Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke James.

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

Foul by Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Hartlepool United 4. Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United).

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

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Connor Oliver replaces Shaun Miller.

Booking

Luke James (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Hartlepool United 4. Luke James (Hartlepool United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Barry Roche (Morecambe) is shown the red card.

Penalty Hartlepool United. Brad Walker draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Barry Roche (Morecambe) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Michael Woods.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Nathan Thomas.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Laurent replaces Jake Gray.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Goodall (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Cole Stockton replaces Lee Molyneux.

Rob Jones (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United).

Alan Goodall (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United).

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

Booking

Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Hartlepool United 3. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton412610575433288
2Oxford Utd412113774373776
3Accrington412111966452174
4Bristol Rovers412261366422472
5Plymouth412181258391971
6Portsmouth401815767363169
7Wimbledon4017111259491062
8Wycombe411711134337662
9Exeter411711135854462
10Carlisle411515116058260
11Leyton Orient411612135455-160
12Cambridge411611145552359
13Mansfield411511155249356
14Barnet41159175661-554
15Luton40158175254-253
16Hartlepool40146204659-1348
17Crawley41138204468-2447
18Notts County40129195068-1845
19Morecambe41127226476-1243
20Yeovil411013183752-1543
21Newport411011204058-1841
22Stevenage41912204665-1939
23York41612234576-3130
24Dag & Red40610243771-3428
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