Story 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.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 5:01 pm

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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Maidenhead United's Sam Barratt celebrates after scoring his second goal and their third goal during the Vanarama National League match between Hartlepool United and Maidenhead United at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 8th May 2021. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

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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

Dave Challinor on today’s defeat

Dave Challinor on today’s defeat

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

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