Date: 9th May 2016 at 11:32am
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Hartlepool’s League 2 season concluded with a defeat against Plymouth at Home Park on Saturday.

The season ended in disappointing fashion for Hartlepool with a five-nil defeat suffered at Plymouth.

Clearly not the way the Stormtrooper kitted out Pools fans wanted the season to end was it but this campaign ends better under Craig Hignett than it looked it would a couple of months ago I suppose!

Harvey (6′ minutes, 25′ minutes), Rooney (58′ minutes, 83′ minutes), Nelson (61′ minutes)
Plymouth Argyle 5-0 Hartlepool United
Tyler Harvey had not scored for Plymouth this season prior to today’s game

A Tyler Harvey brace, the first from 20-yards, had Plymouth two-up at half time. Another stunner from Louis Rooney made it three before Curtis Nelson headed in the fourth just past the hour.

Rooney’s late goal sealed the win to see Plymouth finish fifth with Pools ending in 16th.



Here’s a round up of the League 2 action from the other games played at the weekend….

These were the other results.

Saturday 7th May 2016
Accrington 0-0 Stevenage
Wimbledon 1-0 Newport
Bristol Rovers 2-1 Dag & Red
Crawley 0-3 Barnet
Luton 4-1 Exeter
Mansfield 0-0 Cambridge
Morecambe 1-1 York
Notts County 0-5 Carlisle
Oxford Utd 3-0 Wycombe
Plymouth 5-0 Hartlepool
Portsmouth 1-2 Northampton
Yeovil 0-1 Leyton Orient

The relegation issues had long since been decided but three sides went into the final day battling it out for two places to gain automatic promotion.

Accrington (nil-nil) went into the final match knowing a win would take them up but a failure to manage this at the Crown Ground meant the draw with Stevenage saw them drop from second to fourth and into the play-offs.

Oxford’s (three-nil) win against Wycombe at the Kassam Stadium saw them go up as runners up with a last gasp Bristol Rovers (two-one) winner at the Memorial Stadium against already relegated Dagenham taking them up in third on goal-difference.

Stanley will now have to pick themselves up for a play-off with Wimbledon (one-nil), who beat Newport. Plymouth (five-nil) thrashed Hartlepool so warmed up for a semi-final with Portsmouth (two-one), who were beaten by Champions Northampton, in impressive fashion.

Notts County (five-nil) will be happy to see the back of this season ending with another heavy defeat when thrashed by Carlisle at Meadow Lane.

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