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.
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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FULL-TIME: Aldershot Town 1 (Bettamer pen 86) Hartlepool United 3 (Armstrong 59, Oates 77, Featherstone pen 90)
Last updated: Saturday, 15 May, 2021, 16:39
- 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
82: Double change for Pools - Danny Elliott and Ryan Donaldson come on for Rhys Oates and Mark Shelton
GOAAALLLLLLLLL!!!! OATES MAKES IT 2-0!
Oates glances Featherstone’s free-kick in from close range. Finally Pools make it 2-0!
75: OATES CURLS WIDE!
Oates bears down on goal once again as he attempts to caress the ball into the bottom right corner of the goal but his shot is wide.
74: Aldershot make the second change of the game - Mo Bettamer replaces Chike Kandi
71: GREAT CHANCE FOR ARMSTRONG!
Holohan does well to release Oates who charges down the left before putting a low ball in for Armstrong who somehow turns it wide from a few yards out.
Dominic Scurr impressed with Cass so far
70: Oates breaks away but the ball gets caught under his feet
He finally gets a shot away but it’s well wide despite Armstrong and Shelton providing good options either side.
First change of the game for Aldershot - Kaylen Hinds replaces Ricky Miller
GOAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! ARMSTRONG GIVES POOLS THE LEAD!
Armstrong turns his man on the edge of the box and blasts the ball past Mitch Walker who will be disappointed to have let it in.
Credit to the referee who played a good advantage for Pools.
57: Kinsella with a booking following a cynical foul on Sterry
56: Kandi gets a yellow card for kicking the ball away after being flagged for offside
53: Oates takes an arm to the face and goes down
The referee gives nothing as Aldershot regain possession.
52: Armstrong sets up Oates by his effort is blocked
Aldershot get the game back under way
The rain is heavy at the EBB Stadium now.