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Harrogate Town 3-1 Hartlepool United

Harrogate eased to a first National League win in six games with a home victory over Hartlepool.

They opened the scoring after just four minutes when Michael Raynes' attempted clearance ricocheted into the path of Lloyd Kerry and his close-range shot went in off the knee of goalkeeper Scott Loach.

The home side were awarded a penalty five minutes later after Carl Magnay was penalised for a shirt-pull, but George Thomson's kick was superbly saved by Loach.

Nicke Kabamba, one of three debutants for Hartlepool, brought a fine save from James Belshaw with a powerful header shortly afterwards and Raynes headed over from a corner.

Jack Muldoon thumped in a second for Harrogate early in the second half after Nicky Featherstone dwelt on the ball, but Hartlepool got one back when Kabamba turned home from close in after 57 minutes.

Harrogate made it 3-1 in the 68th minute when Muldoon broke clear down the left and sent over a cross for Mark Beck to loop in a header off the crossbar.

Jake Cassidy was not too far away from a second for Hartlepool, while Kerry was denied his second goal of the game at the death.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Harrogate

  • 1Belshaw
  • 20Kitching
  • 5Howe
  • 7Thomson
  • 4Falkingham
  • 2Fallowfield
  • 6Burrell
  • 8EmmettSubstituted forKnowlesat 81'minutes
  • 17Kerry
  • 9BeckBooked at 86minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 90'minutes
  • 18MuldoonSubstituted forWoodsat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Knowles
  • 11Leesley
  • 13Cracknell
  • 16Williams
  • 21Woods

Hartlepool

  • 1Loach
  • 3Kitching
  • 4Raynes
  • 16FeatherstoneSubstituted forKiosoat 59'minutes
  • 19Richardson
  • 5MagnaySubstituted forAndersonat 46'minutes
  • 7Donaldson
  • 21Molyneux
  • 9Cassidy
  • 29Kabamba
  • 33JamesSubstituted forHawkesat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kioso
  • 10Muir
  • 11Hawkes
  • 17Anderson
  • 28Amos
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
2,000

Live Text

Match ends, Harrogate Town 3, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Harrogate Town 3, Hartlepool United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Harrogate Town. Aaron Williams replaces Mark Beck.

Booking

Mark Beck (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Harrogate Town. Dominic Knowles replaces Jack Emmett.

Substitution

Substitution, Harrogate Town. Michael Woods replaces Jack Muldoon.

Goal!

Goal! Harrogate Town 3, Hartlepool United 1. Mark Beck (Harrogate Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Hawkes replaces Luke James.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Peter Kioso replaces Nicky Featherstone.

Goal!

Goal! Harrogate Town 2, Hartlepool United 1. Nicke Kabamba (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Harrogate Town 2, Hartlepool United 0. Jack Muldoon (Harrogate Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Myles Anderson replaces Carl Magnay.

Second Half

Second Half begins Harrogate Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Harrogate Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Harrogate Town 1, Hartlepool United 0. Lloyd Kerry (Harrogate Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient30169549222757
2Solihull Moors30176747272057
3Salford30168657322556
4Fylde301411547232453
5Wrexham30158736221453
6Harrogate30148857401750
7Sutton United29131064034649
8Ebbsfleet30138945311447
9Gateshead30145113830847
10Eastleigh30137103640-446
11Bromley30117124344-140
12Barrow30117123234-240
13Dag & Red30115143738-138
14Boreham Wood30911103336-338
15Hartlepool3099123241-936
16Barnet26105112632-635
17Halifax2971392631-534
18Havant & Waterlooville3088144453-932
19Dover3088143147-1632
20Maidenhead United3094173354-2131
21Chesterfield29514102937-829
22Aldershot2976162447-2327
23Maidstone United3074192750-2325
24Braintree3057182953-2422
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