Story of the day: Wealdstone 2-7 Hartlepool United – Richie Bennett nets a hat-trick as Pools claim record National League win

Hartlepool United ran riot at Wealdstone on Saturday afternoon as they claimed their biggest National League win.

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 2:27 pm

A Richie Bennett hat-trick, a brace from Rhys Oates, a Nicky Featherstone penalty and another from Mark Shelton saw Pools lead 7-0 before two fine late consolation goals from Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and Ryan Gondoh saw the game finish 7-2

The win keeps Pools top of the National League and extends their unbeaten run to 15.

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FULL-TIME: Wealdstone 2 (Lo-Everton 87, Gondoh 90+3) Hartlepool United 7 (Oates 25, 48 Bennett 39, 41, 82, Featherstone 62, Shelton 76)

Last updated: Saturday, 17 April, 2021, 16:01

  • Pools XI (3-5-2): Ravas; Ferguson, Odusina, Liddle, Cass, Sterry; Featherstone, Shelton, Holohan; Oates, Bennett
  • Pools bench: Armstrong, Donaldson, Elliott, Young, Williams
  • Wealdstone XI (3-5-2): Shelvey; Olowu, Cawley, Okimo; Mendy, Dyer, Phillips, Smith, Green; Gondoh, Lewis
  • Wealdstone subs: Askew, Charles, Wishart, Parish, Lo-Everton
  • Referee: Tom Reeves

Video verdict from Dominic Scurr

Post match reaction from Dave Challinor

Dominic Scurr’s full-time verdict

Full-time: Wealdstone 2-7 Pools

GOAL! Gondoh makes it 7-2

GOAL! Lo-Everton strokes in a consolation for Wealdstone

GOAL! BENNETT MAKES IT 7-0 from the spot.

GOAAAAALLLL!!!! SHELTON (or Bennett) finds the bottom left corner

Bennett flicks his leg out for Shelton’s strike and tries to claim it. 6-0 to Pools.

75: Donaldson is denied by Shelvey

A tight angled strike from Donaldson is saved by Shelton.

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