Date: 21st August 2016 at 5:25pm
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Hartlepool’s League 2 season continued with a defeat against Notts County at Victoria Park on Saturday.

After a great start, which had seen Hartlepool into an early lead, Pools were pegged back with Notts County recovering to win two-one.

It was a great start with Nsiala forcing home a cross from Alessandra with the woodwork denying Notts County and equaliser through Stead and Hartlepool a second from Bates.

Stead was again denied by the woodwork before Lang did get a Notts County equaliser with the Magpies winning it on 76-minutes when Stead finally got his goal to end the unbeaten start Hartlepool had made.

Here’s a round up of the League 2 action from the other matches played.


Sat 20 Aug 2016 – League Two
Accrington 1-2 Exeter 15:00
Blackpool 0-0 Wycombe 15:00
Cambridge 2-2 Carlisle 15:00
Cheltenham 0-1 Doncaster 15:00
Crawley 1-1 Barnet 15:00
Grimsby 1-2 Leyton Orient 15:00
Hartlepool 1-2 Notts County 15:00
Newport 1-1 Crewe 15:00
Plymouth 2-0 Mansfield 15:00
Portsmouth 2-0 Colchester 15:00
Stevenage 2-1 Luton 15:00
Yeovil 0-1 Morecambe 15:00

Luton and Colchester were the early leaders in League 2 heading into the weekend but both suffered defeats when travelling to Stevenage and Portsmouth, respectively.

The Hatters were beaten two-one at Broadhall Way with the U’s beaten at Fratton Park two-nil as Pompey collected a first three-points of the new season.

Leyton Orient added a two-one win at Grimsby to the midweek win with Plymouth’s (two-nil) recovery from a shaky start continuing with a win over Mansfield at Home Park.

Having not started the season too well Notts County got the points at Victoria Park with a two-one win at Hartlepool.

Another side happy once again will be Morecambe, who had secured a win at the Globe Arena against Pompey prior to this, this time winning at Huish Park when they beat Yeovil.

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