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

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.

Mark Shelton gets the ball rolling for the second half

Half-time player ratings

Ravas - 6

Ferguson - 7

Johnson - 5

Odusina - 3

Sterry - 5

Featherstone - 6

Shelton - 6

Holohan - 6

Molyneux - 6

Oates - 8

Saunders - 5

Half-time: Pools 1-2 Maidenhead

45+1: Manager Alan Devonshire shown a yellow card for Maidenhead

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