LiveStory of the day: Hartlepool United 2-4 Maidenhead United – 10 men Magpies end Pools' title hopes
Hartlepool United suffered their first defeat in over five months at Victoria Park as 10-man Maidenhead United secured a comfortable 4-2 win.
A hat-trick for Alan Massey and another for Danilo Orsi saw the visitors end Pools’ 13 game unbeaten run at Victoria Park as a sublime Rhys Oates solo goal and a late consolation from Danny Elliott weren't enough.
Ryheem Sheckleford was sent off in the first half for Maidenhead but that didn’t stop the visitors securing a comfortable win.
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FULL-TIME: Hartlepool United 2 (Oates 28, Elliott 86) Maidenhead United 4 (Orsi 15, Barratt 38, 47, 55)
Last updated: Saturday, 08 May, 2021, 17:34
- Pools XI: Ravas; Sterry, Odusina, Johnson, FergusonShelton, Featherstone, Holohan; Molyneux, Saunders, Oates
- Pools subs: Donaldson, Francis-Angol, Cass, Williams, Elliott.
- Pools bookings: Ferguson (66), Johnson (90)
- Maidenhead XI: Lovett; Massey, Wells, Parry, Sheckleford, Wiltshire, Sparkes, Ince, Compley, Barratt, Orsi
- Maidenhead subs: Egan, Keetch, Coley, Smith, Kelly
- Maidenhead bookings: Wiltshire (3), Comley (18)
- Maidenhead sendings off: Sheckleford (42)
- Referee: Martin Woods
Full-time verdict from Dominic Scurr
Full-time: Pools 2-4 Maidenhead
90+2: What a challenge from Massey to deny Elliott
GOAL! Elliott pulls one back with a fine header
78: Elliott scoops the ball over from close range
75: Oris is replaced by Josh Kelly
74: Ferguson on the half volley but it goes well wide
Change for Maidenhead - Barratt comes off for Egan
GOAL! Barratt grabs his hat-trick
Maidenhead make it 4-1 in style as Barratt drills the ball into the bottom right corner from distance.
Triple change for Pools
Lewis Cass replaces Timi Odusina, Danny Elliott replaces Mark Shelton and Luke Williams replaces Gavan Holohan.
48: Barratt comes close again
Another long ball forward causes problems.
GOAL! Maidenhead make it 3-1
A long ball forward finds Barratt who smashes the ball past Ravas to make it 3-1.
46: Comley with a great block to deny Holohan
A good move see the ball fall to Holohan just inside the penalty area but his shot is heroically blocked by the Maidenhead man.