Story of the day: Dover Athletic 1-1 Hartlepool United – stoppage time strike denies Pools three points

Hartlepool United were minutes away from consecutive National League victories as Dover Athletic netted a stoppage time equaliser at the Crabble Athletic Ground on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 11th January 2020, 5:15 pm
Nicke Kabamba celebrates during the Vanarama National League match between Dover Athletic and Hartlepool United at the Crabble Athletic Ground, Dover on Saturday
Nicke Kabamba celebrates during the Vanarama National League match between Dover Athletic and Hartlepool United at the Crabble Athletic Ground, Dover on Saturday

Pools took the lead after 22-minutes when Gavan Holohan’s cross was nodded in by Dover defender Kevin Lokko with Nicke Kabamba lurking.

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The visitors looked to be holding out well for the three points despite the Dover pressure.

But Hartlepool’s stubbornness finally gave in as soon as the game went into stoppage time as substitute Nassim L’Ghoul rolled the ball past Mitch Beeney to see the spoils shared. Refresh the page and scroll through our blog to see how events unfolded throughout the afternoon...