WATCH: Hartlepool United players perform ‘Grenade!’ celebration in Morecambe win

Billy Paynter scored Hartlepool United's opening goal
Billy Paynter scored Hartlepool United's opening goal

Hartlepool United got off to an explosive start in League Two - in more ways than one.

Goals from Billy Paynter and Rakish Bingham helped Pools to a 2-0 win over Morecambe at Victoria Park and the players celebrated in style.

When Paynter’s 25th minute header hit the net, the striker shouted ‘Grenade!’ and the players all dropped to the floor.

It was a nod to the club’s gruelling week of pre-season training with the Army at Catterick Garrison.

Paynter said: “The first one to score had to shout ‘Grenade!’ and then we all dropped to the deck.

“There is a great spirit here and from day one I knew there was a good bunch of lads, all sticking together.”

The club has put together this highlights package on their official YouTube channel.

And you can watch the celebration here!