Story of the night: Chesterfield 1-5 Hartlepool United – Dave Challinor picks up first National League victory in style

Dave Challinor picked up his first league victory as Hartlepool United manager with an emphatic 5-1 victory at Chesterfield on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 4:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 9:56 pm
Hartlepool United's Gus Mafuta celebrates after scoring their first goal        during the Vanarama National League match between Chesterfield and Hartlepool United at the Proact stadium, Chesterfield on Tuesday 26th November 2019. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)
Hartlepool United's Gus Mafuta celebrates after scoring their first goal during the Vanarama National League match between Chesterfield and Hartlepool United at the Proact stadium, Chesterfield on Tuesday 26th November 2019. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

First half goals from Gus Mafuta and Luke James put Pools in a commanding position approaching half time at the Proact Stadium before Peter Kioso’s own goal gave the hosts hope going into the second half.

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But that hope was short lived as a Gime Toure brace and another from Mafuta saw the away side claim their biggest win of the season so far.

Scroll down through our blog to see how events unfolded at The Proact Stadium on Tuesday evening...