LiveStory of the day: Aldershot Town 1-3 Hartlepool United – Pools back up to third following strong away display

Hartlepool United returned to the top three in the National League with a 3-1 win at Aldershot Town on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 15th May 2021, 5:05 pm

After a goalless first half, goals from Luke Armstrong, Rhys Oates and a Nicky Featherstone penalty helped secure a fairly comfortable away win for Pools.

Mo Bettamer caused a late scare from the penalty spot but Pools were able to bounce back and secure victory to guarantee a play-off place.

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Rhys Oates celebrates his goal (photo: Frank Reid)

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FULL-TIME: Aldershot Town 1 (Bettamer pen 86) Hartlepool United 3 (Armstrong 59, Oates 77, Featherstone pen 90)

Last updated: Saturday, 15 May, 2021, 18:36

  • Pools XI: James; Ferguson, Johnson, Liddle, Cass, Sterry; Featherstone, Shelton, Holohan; Oates, Armstrong
  • Pools subs: Donaldson, Molyneux, Williams, Francis-Angol, Elliott
  • Pools bookings: Holohan (90)
  • Aldershot XI: Walker; Fowler, Sendles-White, Lyons-Foster, Kandi, Panayiotou, Anderson, Edser, Kinsella, Tanner, Miller
  • Aldershot subs: Battamer, Whittingham, Wylie, Ogie, Hinds
  • Aldershot bookings: Kandi (56), Kinsella (57), Tanner (76), Sendles-White (90) 
  • Referee: Elliott Swallow

Today’s live coverage has now concluded

We’ll be back next weekend as Pools face Sutton United, who could potentially be in with a chance of securing the title.

The Vic will be hosting a play-off match with fans in June

A good afternoon for Pools

Challinor on opening goal

Dave Challinor reaction

Dave Challinor on today’s win: “I’m really pleased with the result. I thought the performance was very good and deserving of the three points. “We should have been in front by half time and the only negative is the goal we conceded. We became over confident.”

Full-time verdict from Dominic Scurr

Full-time: Aldershot 1-3 Pools

GOAAAALLLLLLLL!!!! FEATHERSTONE SCORES FROM THE SPOT

GOAAAALLLLLLLL!!!! FEATHERSTONE SCORES FROM THE SPOT

Holohan fouled inside the penalty area.

87: Zaine Francis-Angol comes on for David Ferguson

86: GOAL! Bettamer scores from the penalty spot

Handball against Johnson.

85: Final change for Aldershot - Craig Tanner is replaced by Reece Wylie

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