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Grimsby Town 0-3 Hartlepool United

Padraig Amond came back to haunt Grimsby as his brace helped Hartlepool to a 3-0 win over his old club.

The Irishman, who was the Mariners' top scorer last season as they won promotion back to the Football League, struck twice in the first half with Pools' leading marksman Nathan Thomas adding an impudent third after the break as Craig Hignett's men ended Town's run of back-to-back victories.

Amond's first came after he pounced on the rebound after Lewis Alessandra had hit a post before heading home a second when left unmarked in the box.

Listen to Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst speaking to BBC Radio Humberside

Grimsby responded well after the restart and saw three quick-fire efforts kept out by Hartlepool goalkeeper Trevor Carson before the visitors went on to extend their advantage with Thomas' superb turn and lob over James McKeown from the edge of the box.

Listen to Hartlepool manager Craig Hignett speaking to BBC Tees

Shaun Tuton dragged an effort wide as the game limped to its conclusion and Alessandra was denied by McKeown, but Hartlepool saw out the win with minimum fuss, ending their run of three consecutive draws.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Davies
  • 22Collins
  • 5Pearson
  • 3Andrew
  • 10VoseSubstituted forBerrettat 76'minutes
  • 19Summerfield
  • 26Comley
  • 7ChambersSubstituted forBolarinwaat 7'minutes
  • 9Bogle
  • 29TutonSubstituted forVernonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Gowling
  • 12Mills
  • 14Jackson
  • 16Berrett
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 21Vernon
  • 30Henderson

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 19Richards
  • 22Nsiala
  • 33Donnelly
  • 3CarrollBooked at 4mins
  • 28Laurent
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forHarrisonat 82'minutes
  • 18Hawkins
  • 15Alessandra
  • 9AmondSubstituted forPaynterat 82'minutes
  • 7ThomasBooked at 62minsSubstituted forFewsterat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Paynter
  • 13Bartlett
  • 24Green
  • 26Harrison
  • 29Martin
  • 32Fewster
  • 34Heardman
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
5,713

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Booking

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Hartlepool United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Hartlepool United 3.

Hand ball by Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United).

Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United).

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town).

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town).

Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Berrett (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Billy Paynter replaces Padraig Amond.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Scott Harrison replaces Nicky Deverdics.

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Vernon replaces Shaun Tuton.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. James Berrett replaces Dominic Vose.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Bradley Fewster replaces Nathan Thomas.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt missed. Shaun Tuton (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town).

Foul by Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United).

Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town).

Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Hartlepool United 3. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Attempt saved. Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ben Davies (Grimsby Town).

Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11812178925
2Doncaster116232214820
3Carlisle114701611519
4Luton115332012818
5Crawley115331313018
6Portsmouth115241812617
7Notts County105231714317
8Crewe114521515017
9Grimsby115151717016
10Morecambe105141618-216
11Colchester114341616015
12Accrington114341515015
13Hartlepool113621718-115
14Mansfield11353910-114
15Wycombe114251315-214
16Blackpool113441512313
17Leyton Orient113351214-212
18Barnet102621012-212
19Cambridge113351015-512
20Stevenage103251417-311
21Yeovil113171119-810
22Cheltenham111641215-39
23Exeter11308816-89
24Newport91351015-56
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