Hartlepool United 2-2 Charlton Athletic PLAYER RATINGS: How Graeme Lee's side were rated in Papa John's Trophy quarter-final shootout success
Pools came from behind to see off League One Charlton Athletic at the Suit Direct Stadium in a dramatic penalty shootout with Jamie Sterry keeping his composure to seal the victory for Graeme Lee’s side.
Joe Grey had given Pools the lead early in the first half but Johnnie Jackson’s side found a way back into the game through Mason Burstow who scored at the second time of asking after Ben Killip’s initial save.
And Pools had to do something they’ve not had to in the knockout phase of the competition and that’s come from behind after Alex Gilbey fired the visitors in front from close range.
But Lee’s side took the game to Charlton after the break and merited their equaliser through Luke Molyneux’s stunning strike.
With neither side able to find a winner it was left to penalties to decide the contest and after Killip saved from Elliot Lee, Sterry sent Pools into the last four.