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King's Lynn Town 2-2 Hartlepool United

Struggling King's Lynn collected their first point from four National League games as they held promotion contenders Hartlepool to a 2-2 draw to pull away from the bottom two.

The away side started the brighter and came close with two early headed efforts from Luke Molyneux but he just missed the target before Linnets goalkeeper Theo Richardson made a fingertip save to keep the scores level.

King's Lynn took a shock lead through former Leicester youth player Kairo Mitchell after 16 minutes as he went on a solo run and chipped the ball over visiting goalkeeper Ben Killip.

Hartlepool hit back eight minutes before the break as on-loan Salford striker Luke Armstrong tapped the ball home at the near post for his 10th league goal this season.

Michael Gyasi edged the hosts back in front of the stroke of half-time, firing home Sonny Carey's assist.

But second-placed Pools equalised for the second time after 64 minutes with substitute Rhys Oates heading in Nicky Featherstone's corner to claim a share of the spoils as they extended their unbeaten run to eight games.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

King's Lynn

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Richardson
  • 15FlemingBooked at 77mins
  • 25Denton
  • 8RichardsBooked at 58mins
  • 5Smith
  • 4Callan-McFadden
  • 7Clunan
  • 12GyasiSubstituted forJacksonat 60'minutes
  • 19Mitchell
  • 24Carey
  • 28PayneBooked at 69mins

Substitutes

  • 9Gash
  • 30Bastock
  • 31Jackson
  • 40Gascoigne

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Killip
  • 23Sterry
  • 33CooperSubstituted forOatesat 46'minutes
  • 8Featherstone
  • 15Johnson
  • 4Liddle
  • 3Ferguson
  • 19White
  • 6SheltonSubstituted forHolohanat 75'minutes
  • 10MolyneuxSubstituted forWilliamsat 87'minutes
  • 29Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 7Donaldson
  • 11Oates
  • 14Holohan
  • 18Williams
  • 22Crawford
Referee:
Robert Massey-Ellis

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Kings Lynn Town 2, Hartlepool United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Kings Lynn Town 2, Hartlepool United 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke Williams replaces Luke Molyneux.

  4. Booking

    Tai Fleming (Kings Lynn Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Gavan Holohan replaces Mark Shelton.

  6. Booking

    Alfie Payne (Kings Lynn Town) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Kings Lynn Town 2, Hartlepool United 2. Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Kings Lynn Town. Simeon Jackson replaces Michael Gyasi.

  9. Booking

    Jordan Richards (Kings Lynn Town) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Jake Cooper.

  11. Second Half

    Second Half begins Kings Lynn Town 2, Hartlepool United 1.

  12. Half Time

    First Half ends, Kings Lynn Town 2, Hartlepool United 1.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Kings Lynn Town 2, Hartlepool United 1. Michael Gyasi (Kings Lynn Town).

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Kings Lynn Town 1, Hartlepool United 1. Luke Armstrong (Hartlepool United).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Kings Lynn Town 1, Hartlepool United 0. Kairo Mitchell (Kings Lynn Town).

  16. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  17. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sutton United26175445222356
2Hartlepool29148738271150
3Torquay27146747291848
4Wrexham29138840291147
5Stockport27137739231646
6Halifax27127843321143
7Notts County25126732211142
8Bromley27118845351041
9Eastleigh27101073528740
10Maidenhead United2511684036439
11Boreham Wood2991283329439
12Yeovil29115134345-238
13Altrincham30108123438-438
14Aldershot26114113837137
15Chesterfield25113113628836
16Dag & Red2797112735-834
17Solihull Moors2595112831-332
18Woking2687113030031
19Wealdstone2685133452-1829
20Weymouth2766152742-1524
21King's Lynn2666143353-2024
22Barnet2634192163-4213
23Dover1531111235-2310
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