Match ends, Morecambe 2, Hartlepool United 5.
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.
- 1RocheBooked at 74mins
- 24ConlanSubstituted forMcGowanat 45'minutes
- 9BarkhuizenBooked at 52mins
- 10MolyneuxBooked at 45minsSubstituted forStocktonat 56'minutes
- 16MillerSubstituted forOliverat 80'minutes
- 3CarrollBooked at 20mins
- 14WoodsSubstituted forWalkerat 70'minutes
- 7ThomasSubstituted forOatesat 69'minutes
- 33JamesBooked at 77mins
- 30GraySubstituted forLaurentat 64'minutes
- Carl Boyeson
- Shots on Target
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! 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! 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, Morecambe. Connor Oliver replaces Shaun Miller.
Luke James (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
Goal! Morecambe 1, Hartlepool United 4. Luke James (Hartlepool United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
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.