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Hartlepool United 2-0 Barnet

Nicke Kabamba scored twice as Antony Sweeney made it three wins out of three in caretaker charge of Hartlepool with a win over Barnet.

Pools opened the scoring in the sixth minute through Kabamba's low finish after good work from Luke James.

Kabamba doubled Hartlepool's advantage after 27 minutes with another well-taken effort at the end of a neat team build-up - his fourth goal in his last three league matches.

The home side were well on top and defender Fraser Kerr cracked a 30-yard drive off the crossbar before the break.

Mauro Vilhete volleyed wide for Barnet early in the second half, while former Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Loach twice denied Kabamba a hat-trick before the hour.

Barnet were reduced to 10 men after 64 minutes when Jack Taylor was shown a second yellow card for a poor challenge on Peter Kioso.

Hartlepool goalkeeper Ben Killip kept out a low strike from Cheye Alexander, while home substitute Gime Toure was denied a superb third by Loach.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Killip
  • 2Kioso
  • 3Kitching
  • 15Mafuta
  • 5Kerr
  • 14HolohanSubstituted forKennedyat 81'minutes
  • 4Raynes
  • 8Featherstone
  • 33JamesSubstituted forToureat 77'minutes
  • 9Kabamba
  • 7DonaldsonSubstituted forHawkesat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Muir
  • 11Hawkes
  • 20Cunningham
  • 23Toure
  • 28Kennedy

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Loach
  • 2Alexander
  • 16TaylorBooked at 75mins
  • 17BoucaudSubstituted forJohnsonat 70'minutes
  • 5Almeida SantosSubstituted forDunneat 56'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 20da Silva Vilhete
  • 7TaylorBooked at 64mins
  • 21ElitoSubstituted forMason-Clarkat 52'minutes
  • 26Sweeney
  • 23Tutonda
  • 22Walker

Substitutes

  • 3Johnson
  • 6Dunne
  • 13Matrevics
  • 14Akinola
  • 27Mason-Clark
Referee:
Thomas Parsons
Attendance:
3,089

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Barnet 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Barnet 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Hawkes replaces Ryan Donaldson.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jason Kennedy replaces Gavan Holohan.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Gime Toure replaces Luke James.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Elliott Johnson replaces Andre Boucaud.

  7. Booking

    James Dunne (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Jack Taylor (Barnet) for a bad foul.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. James Dunne replaces Ricardo Santos.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Ephron Mason-Clark replaces Medy Elito.

  11. Second Half

    Second Half begins Hartlepool United 2, Barnet 0.

  12. Half Time

    First Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Barnet 0.

  13. Booking

    Jack Taylor (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Barnet 0. Nicke Kabamba (Hartlepool United).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Barnet 0. Nicke Kabamba (Hartlepool United).

  16. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  17. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bromley18105332211135
2Yeovil18111631201134
3Halifax1810262621532
4Harrogate188552319429
5Barrow179173124728
6Woking187742721628
7Torquay188463328528
8Notts County187652618827
9Solihull Moors188372619727
10Dag & Red177642119227
11Hartlepool187562524126
12Barnet186752423125
13Eastleigh186752021-125
14Boreham Wood187382622424
15Maidenhead United187382219324
16Dover177372124-324
17Stockport177371825-724
18Chesterfield185672328-521
19Fylde175482232-1019
20Aldershot1853101724-718
21Sutton United173771823-516
22Wrexham183782128-716
23Ebbsfleet1834112236-1413
24Chorley1811071329-1613
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