James Brown Returns As Pools Reserves Run Riot
Hartlepool United Reserves comprehensively beat their Scunthorpe counterparts in this afternoon's reserve game at Victoria Park.
The visitors started the brightest and took the lead midway through the first half as trialist Danny North fired home. However, Scunthorpe were soon down to 10 men as Ben May was dismissed.
Armann Bjornsson made the game level just before half time and added a second soon after the restart with a stunning long range effort.
Before that, Michael Mackay made it two with his first goal since his loan spell at Gateshead. Just after the hour mark James Brown came on as a substitute to make his first appearance since last November.
He marked his return in style with 2 goals in 2 minutes, putting the game well out of reach. Colin Larkin added a sixth goal late on to seal a resounding win for Pools' second string.
FT: Hartlepool Reserves 6 Scunthorpe Reserves 1
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Pools: Cook, McSweeney, Clark, Cherel, Haslam, Mackay (Brown 65), Rowell, Power, Fredriksen, Greulich (Larkin 65), Bjornsson (Purvis 77).
Subs not used: Herbert, C Liddle
Scunthorpe: Slocombe, Wright, Morris, Picton, Canavan, Maguire (Wint 82), Boyes, Cross (Dean 78), May, North (Comer 86), Forte
Subs not used: Williams, Dean, Comer, Wint, Turner