LiveStory of the day: Hartlepool United 2-0 Aldershot Town – Luke Molyneux and Mark Shelton help Pools to a third straight home win

Hartlepool United made it three wins in a row at Victoria Park as they beat Aldershot Town 2-0 in the National League.

Saturday, 8th February 2020, 4:55 pm
Mark Shelton of Hartlepool United celebrates after scoring their second goal during the Vanarama National League match between Hartlepool United and Aldershot Town at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 8th February 2020. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

A goal for Luke Molyneux five minutes into his first start of the season set the tone for a comfortable afternoon as Mark Shelton headed in from Molyneux’s corner to make it 2-0 inside the opening 20-minutes.

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The result sees Pools back within three points of the play-offs.

Scroll through our blog to see how events unfolded...

FULL-TIME: Hartlepool United 2 (Molyneux 5', Shelton 20') Aldershot Town 0

Last updated: Saturday, 08 February, 2020, 18:38

 

  • Pools XI: Killip, Southam-Hales, Liddle, Odusina, Kitching, Featherstone, Shelton, Molyneux, Donaldson, Toure, Harker
  • Pools subs: Anderson, Richardson, Mafuta, Hawkes, Keena
  • Pools bookings: Molyneux (45)
  • Aldershot XI: M.Walker, Tinkler, Kinsella, Rance, Lyons-Foster, Rowe, Bettamer, Chislett, Berkeley-Agyepong, Koue, Tanner
  • Aldershot subs: Santos, Panayiotou, Whittingham, Fowler, L. Walker
  • Aldershot bookings: Tanner (50)
  • Referee: Andrew Kitchen
  • Attendance: 3,442 (165 Aldershot)

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Luke Molyneux on his return to the starting XI

The goal was just a bonus for me, the main thing was getting back out there and starting again. It's just great to be back but a goal and and assist was perfect to help contribute to the win. It's been frustrating been out for so long but now I'm back I'm just hoping to kick-on and hopefully I'll get another chance next week!

Luke Molyneux

Full-time verdict from Dominic Scurr

FULL-TIME: Pools 2-0 Aldershot

90+1: Final change for Pools: Shelton goes off to be replaced by Josh Hawkes

Four minutes stoppage time to be played. 

Keena with a great chance!

Second substitution for Pools

80' - Shelton shoots wide of the left post from the edge of the box

79' - Kitching flashes a ball across goal but no one is there

The flag is up anyway as Harker tries to connect on the slide. 

WOW! Pools 2-0 lead is somehow still intact

TWO big chances for Pools

Final change for Aldershot

It's the end of Luke Molyneux's afternoon. Mafuta is on.

Chance for Aldershot - wide

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