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Hartlepool United 2-1 Eastleigh

Hartlepool secured their first win in four National League games with victory over Eastleigh.

The home side - without top scorer Gime Toure, who started a three-match ban after accepting a retrospective charge of violent conduct following the FA Cup third-round defeat at Oxford - were forced into an early change when defender Michael Raynes went off injured and Fraser Kerr came on.

Hartlepool took the lead in the 51st minute as Gavan Holohan tapped in a cross from Ryan Donaldson. The Spitfires, though, hit straight back when Sam Smart crashed in a volley for his first National League goal.

Nicke Kabamba saw a header cleared off the line before the hosts did regain the lead after 67 minutes when Mark Kitching's cutback from the left was tucked away by Mark Shelton.

Pools midfielder Gus Mafuta rattled the crossbar, before substitute Kerr was then himself forced then off by injury during the closing stages.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 40Beeney
  • 2Kioso
  • 16Liddle
  • 15Mafuta
  • 3Kitching
  • 4RaynesSubstituted forKerrat 12'minutesSubstituted forAndersonat 75'minutes
  • 8Featherstone
  • 29Shelton
  • 14Holohan
  • 7Donaldson
  • 9Kabamba

Substitutes

  • 5Kerr
  • 17Anderson
  • 21Molyneux
  • 24Hamilton
  • 28Kennedy

Eastleigh

  • 1Stryjek
  • 15WynterBooked at 30mins
  • 2Partington
  • 10Barnett
  • 8Payne
  • 7McKnight
  • 9Rendell
  • 11Smart
  • 14Bearwish
  • 17Miley
  • 19Hollands

Substitutes

  • 13Flitney
  • 16Scorey
  • 20Waterfield
  • 21Beale
Referee:
Simon Mather
Attendance:
2,478

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Eastleigh 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Eastleigh 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Myles Anderson replaces Fraser Kerr.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Eastleigh 1. Mark Shelton (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Eastleigh 1. Sam Smart (Eastleigh).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Eastleigh 0. Gavan Holohan (Hartlepool United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Eastleigh 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Eastleigh 0.

Booking

Alex Wynter (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Fraser Kerr replaces Michael Raynes.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barrow28174757302755
2Yeovil30157854361852
3Harrogate30157847371052
4Bromley30148852391350
5Notts County291210746311546
6Solihull Moors28136942281445
7Boreham Wood29129843321145
8Stockport30136114446-245
9Woking2912894143-244
10Halifax29127103740-343
11Barnet28101084135640
12Sutton United30109114037339
13Hartlepool29109104342139
14Dover27116103436-239
15Torquay30115144955-638
16Eastleigh2891093741-437
17Aldershot29107123339-637
18Maidenhead United30105153543-835
19Dag & Red3089133239-733
20Wrexham3088143743-632
21Fylde2879123344-1130
22Chesterfield3079143953-1430
23Ebbsfleet29510143858-2025
24Chorley30412142552-2724
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