Toure and Noble at the double as Hartlepool sink Wrexham

Posted Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by PA

Toure and Noble at the double as Hartlepool sink Wrexham

Gime Toure and Liam Noble both scored twice as Hartlepool claimed a first home win of the season with a 4-2 victory over 10-man Wrexham.

The visitors opened the scoring in fortuitous circumstances after 38 minutes when Akil Wright’s shot from distance took a huge deflection and nestled in the corner.

Noble brought a fine save from Christian Dibble as Hartlepool responded, and they pulled level in the closing stages of the first half with forward Toure heading in from a corner.

Pools were awarded a penalty at the start of the second half after Noble was held down in the area by Shaun Pearson and the midfielder stepped up to score.

Noble grabbed his second of the game to make it 3-1 shortly afterwards with a superb strike from 15 yards, but Wrexham were straight back into the game when Bobby Grant scored from the spot.

Hartlepool restored their two-goal cushion on the hour when Noble crossed for Toure to head in from close range and the Dragons were then reduced to 10 men for Jake Lawlor’s foul on Jason Kennedy.

Mark Kitching and Luke James brought decent saves from Dibble, but Pools had to settle for four.


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