Hartlepool United news: Ex-forward scores again, Portas stars in York win plus Pools learn cup fate

Hartlepool United have been handed a home tie against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion in the Second Round of the Durham County Challenge Cup.

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 3:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 3:58 pm
Nialle Rodney playing for Hartlepool.

Pools will face the Northern League Division Two side at the Super 6 Stadium, with ties due to be played in late December.

Goals from Marcus Dinanga and Josh Hawkes saw Pools overcome Sunderland Westend 2-1 in the First Round of the competition last week.

John Hewitson and Ian McGuckin managed the side, which was made up of first team and youth players.

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Hartlepool United Women were also triumphant last week, after storming to a 5-1 victory over York City on Sunday.

Craig Devon’s side are now up to second in the NERWFL Premier Division table following a third straight league victory.

Two goals from Lottie Portas gave Pools an early lead, while Jade Pye, Jenny Duffy-Smith and Justine Robinson were also on target.

Finally, former Pools forward Nialle Rodney netted another goal for Northern Premier League Ramsbottom United during a 3-0 victory over Frickley Athletic.

Rodney retired from the professional game in 2014, following a brief spell at Pools, to pursue a career in business.

He signed for Ramsbottom earlier this month and has now scored in each of his first three games.