LiveStory of the day: Torquay United 0-1 Hartlepool United – Luke Molyneux puts Dave Challinor's side level with the National League leaders

Hartlepool United picked up their first away win of 2021 in a top of the table clash at Torquay United.

Saturday, 6th March 2021, 5:04 pm

Luke Molyneux’s first goal since November helped Pools end a four game winless run on the road and claim a 1-0 victory at Plainmoor.

It also sees Pools draw level on points with Torquay, who once sat 14 points ahead of Dave Challinor’s side in the table.

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Torquay United's ground, Plainmoor  (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)
Torquay United's ground, Plainmoor (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

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FULL-TIME: Torquay United 0 Hartlepool United 1 (Molyneux 14’)

Last updated: Saturday, 06 March, 2021, 18:35

  • Pools XI: Killip; Ferguson, Johnson, Liddle, Cass, Sterry; Featherstone, Shelton; Molyneux, Armstrong, Oates
  • Pools subs: Odusina, Crawford, Grey, Holohan, Bloomfield
  • Pools bookings: Sterry (55), Johnson (65)
  • Torquay XI: MacDonald; Wynter, Lemonheigh-Evans, Hall, Little, Andrews, Randell, Sherring, Boden, Lewis, Whitfield
  • Torquay subs: Buse, Koszela, Waters, Brzozowski, Umerah
  • Torquay bookings: none
  • Referee: Simon Mather

That concludes today’s coverage!

What a day!

We’ll be back ready to do it all over again at Altrincham on Tuesday night.

Full reaction from Dave Challinor

Post match reaction from Dave Challinor - full story to come

We made a really positive start, we were outstanding in the first 25-minutes and I thought the game was there to be won for us

“We scored the goal in that time and looked a real threat and could have gone on to score that second goal.

In fairness to Torquay, they adapted to the shape we started with and came into the game themselves. The second half was just about real grit and determination to do our jobs and do our bit against a really good attacking side whilst also maintaining a threat on the counter.

We did that brilliantly but the defensive organisation and the outfield work the 10 did was the key part in it.

Challonr on Torquay win

Some record for Pools

Pools go level with the league leaders - Dominic Scurr’s full-time verdict

Full-time: Torquay 0-1 Pools

90+2: Hall’s header skims wide of the left post - so close for Torquay

90+1: Bloomfield on for Oates

87: Big save from Killip

Waters shoots for goal but Killip dives well to collect it.

Nicky Featherstone’s corner is scooped goalwards by Ryan Johnson but Torquay are able to clear is off the line. Armstrong then has a chance but Shaun MacDonald claws it away. Great chance to put the game to bed.

82: Nicky Featherstone booked for time wasting

79: First change for Pools

Molyneux comes off in place of Gavan Holohan.

76: Second change for Torquay

Josh Umerah replaces Scott Boden in attack for the hosts.

Pools managing the second half well so far

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