Hartlepool United reserves suffer heavy home loss

Hartlepool United's reserve side suffered a home Central League hammering at the hands of Walsall on Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 4:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 4:16 pm

A young Pools side, which contained weekend first-team debutant Aaron Cunningham, were beaten 5-1 at Victoria Park.

The visitors took the lead early on when Ethan Freemantle nodded in a corner.

Pools leveled when trialist Andrei Ardelean tucked home.

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But second half strikes from Cameron Peters (3) and Dylan Parker sealed an emphatic win on their travels.

Youth teams boss Ian McGuckin said of Cunningham's return to action: "It’s good to see Aaron in the line-up and getting some more minutes under his belt.

“It’s a hectic schedule we have but games are always better than training and they offer the lads a great chance to impress on the back of the recent change in ownership."