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Match report: Pools take the three points at Aldershot

15 May 2021

Match Reports

Match report: Pools take the three points at Aldershot

15 May 2021

A strong performance from Dave Challinors men saw Pools take all three points at Aldershot

An end to end first half saw Johnson with two early chances. The first coming from a corner after seven minutes but his effort was headed over. Just five minutes later Johnson had another headed opportunity but this time into the hands of Walker.

22 minutes gone and James on his debut denied Tanner from the free kick which look destined for the top corner.

The biggest chance of the first half came five minutes from time, Rhys Oates ran clear on the right hand side, squared the ball for Holohan whose effort was blocked fantastically by Fowler.

The two sides went into the break 0-0.

Pools started the first half on the front foot with Rhys Oates' close range effort blocked on 50 minutes.

Pools with plenty of attacking possession and finally got their goal. Pools lead and who else?! Armstrong twists and turns past his man and fired home from the right side of the box!

On 70 minutes Pools should have been two goals for the good, Oates fired the ball across the goal and Armstrong just missed the vital touch to put the ball in.

Then a double chance on 75 and 76 minutes, Oates fired wide and then Holohan blocked off the line.

Pools finally got their second and Oates got his goal. Featherstone delivered a free kick from the right hand side and Oates' glancing header found the bottom right corner.

The game became nervy in the 86th minute, Johnson with the handball from a Bettamer shot and the referee awarded the penalty. Bettamer stepped up and made it 2-1.

Straight down the other end, Holohan attacked and was tripped in the box with Pools then awarded a penalty. Featherstone stepped up and sealed the game.

Pools come away with all three points as they head to Sutton next weekend.

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