LiveStory of the day: Hartlepool United 2-1 Dagenham & Redbridge – a Good Friday for Pools as they go 12 unbeaten in the National League
Hartlepool United’s unbeaten run in the National League stretched to 12 matches following a 2-1 Good Friday win against Dagenham & Redbridge at Victoria Park.
Rhys Oates’ first half strike was cancelled out by Matthew Robinson’s header for The Daggers before Gavan Holohan’s second half header saw Pools claim another three points on home turf.
It's the 10th win in 11 home games for Hartlepool at The Vic as they remained second in the National League table with nine games remaining.
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FULL-TIME: Hartlepool United 2 (Oates 21’, Holohan 61’) Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Robinson 32’)
Last updated: Friday, 02 April, 2021, 16:37
- Pools XI: Killip; Ferguson, Odusina, Liddle, Cass, Sterry; Featherstone, Shelton, Holohan; Oates, Armstrong
- Pools subs: White, Donaldson, Williams, Bennett, Molyneux
- Pools bookings: Fergsuon (36), Shelton (56)
- Dagenham XI: Justham; Rance, Clark, McCallum, Balanta, Weston, Robinson, Wright, Vilhete, Jones, Gordon
- Dagenham subs: Reynolds, Saunders, McQueen, Sagaf, Khan
- Dagenham bookings: none
- Referee: Adam Herezeg
Full reaction from Dave Challinor
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Dave Challinor reacts to today’s win
“We started the game really well and how we didn’t have a penalty I don’t know! We got the goal which we deserved and had the chance to kick on but they got the equaliser and the momentum swung in their favour. We spoke at half-time about getting back to where we were playing at the start and we did.
“There were a couple of nervy moments at the end but it was good to see out the three points. I’ve been speaking about set-pieces, it’s a great ball in and a great header. It’s great to have three points in the bag when other teams are just about to kick-off.”
Full-time verdict from Dominic Scurr
Full-time: Pools 2-1 Dagenham
90+4: Williams curls wide from distance
90+2: Justham heads over!
The Dagenham goalkeeper comes close to snatching an equaliser.
90+2: Justham up for the Dagenham corner
90: Bennet almost sets up Holohan
A lovely ball from Bennett sets up Holohan who tries to lift it over Justham but it’s wide.
85: Tom White is on for Luke Armstrong
80: Bennett heads over from Sterry’s cross
77: Paul McCallum is replaced by Darren McQueen for Dagenham
74: Bennett comes on for Oates for his Pools debut
73: First change for Dagenham - Mauro Vilhete is replaced by George Saunders
72: Vilhete’s low drive is collected by Killip
A powerful effort well held.