Story of the day: Barrow 3-2 Hartlepool United – Pools lose out despite debut goals

Hartlepool United were beaten 3-2 by Barrow on an eventful Saturday afternoon at Holker Street.

Saturday, 14th August 2021, 5:06 pm

Ozzy Zanzala got Barrow off to a perfect start before Tyler Burey drew Pools level in the first half. Josh Gordon then saw the hosts retake the lead in the second half before debutant Will Goodwin made it 2-2.

Barrow then scored their crucial third goal with substitute Dimitri Sea finding the net to secure the three points.

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Barrow's Paul Farman is beaten by Tyler Burey's shot to level the score at 1-1 during the Sky Bet League 2 match between Barrow and Hartlepool United at Holker Street, Barrow-in-Furness on Saturday 14th August 2021. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

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FULL-TIME: Barrow 3 (Zanzala 3’, Gordon 47’, Sea 72’) Hartlepool United 2 (Burey 17, Goodwin 61’)

Last updated: Saturday, 14 August, 2021, 15:24

  • Pools XI: Killip; Sterry, Byrne, Liddle, Odusina, Ferguson; Featherstone, Shelton, Holohan; Goodwin, Burey
  • Pools subs: Lawlor, Ogle, Mitchell, Francis-Angol, Smith, Daly, Molyneux
  • Pools bookings: Burey (87)
  • Barrow XI: Farman; Hutton, Arthur, Ellis, Ntlhe, Brough; White, Banks, Williams; Gordon, Zanzala
  • Barrow subs: Moloney, Brown, Taylor, Kay, Grayson, Sea, James
  • Barrow bookings: Arthur (67), Gordon (90+6)
  • Referee: Darren Drysdale
  • Attendance: 2,846 (619 Pools)

Welcome back to our Pool live blog!

Hello everyone and thanks for joining us for today’s live blog coverage of Hartlepool United’s League Two trip to Barrow.

After a last-gasp win over Crawley Town last weekend, Dave Challinor’s side will be looking to back it up with another win and continue their perfect start to life back in League Two.

That’s easier said that done however and Barrow will be keen to bounce back from their opening day defeat against Stevenage.

It’s Pools first away trip of the new season and first visit to an away ground with an away following since March 2020.

Over 650 Poolies are expected to make the journey after selling out the away end ahead of the match.

Hopefully they will have plenty to cheer about this afternoon. If you’re not lucky enough to be there, we’ll have you covered with all the build-up, action and reaction throughout the day.

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Last time out in League Two - Pools 1-0 Crawley Town (Holohan 89’)

Dave Challinor discusses Pools’ away following today

Hartlepool have sold their 662 away allocation for their first away trip of the League Two season.

And manager Dave Challinor is looking forward to seeing the fans following the club on the road once again.

“It will be amazing,” Challinor admitted. “There’s nothing better.

“For the first away game it will be fantastic. First away game in terms of having supporters for a long time, I’m sure they will enjoy it.

“From our perspective, for us it’s making sure that they’re in the game for as long as possible and we send them away with hopefully three points and something to be happy about.”

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Last five meetings - Hartlepool v Barrow

December 2019: Hartlepool 2-2 Barrow

September 2019: Barrow 0-1 Hartlepool

April 2019: Barrow 1-0 Hartlepool

September 2018: Hartlepool 0-0 Barrow

March 2018: Barrow 1-2 Hartlepool

The last Football League meeting between the sides came in the old Division Four back in 1972. Barrow won the game 2-0 at Holker Street.

“Fela has a little niggle, it will be days and we’ll make a decision whether we risk him or not,” manager Dave Challinor told The Mail. “Potentially touch and go for the weekend but nothing serious. Is it worth risking so early in the season? We’ll see where we are with that.

“If not he’ll be fine for next weekend. We’ll have decisions like this throughout the course of the season but aside from him everyone is fine.”

One our until team news - check out our predicted line-up

We have arrived at Holker Street - team news coming up

Luke Williams has signed for Gateshead

The midfielder left Hartlepool following the 2020-21 campaign.

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