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Globe Arena (ATT 2,081) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Morecambe Morecambe vs Hartlepool United Hartlepool

Morecambe 1

J Sampson (87)

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Hartlepool 2

J Baldwin (18)
J Franks (90+3)

Franks' winner downs Shrimps

Last Updated: 29/12/13 8:48pm

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Jonathan Franks: Scored a late winner

Jonathan Franks: Scored a late winner

Jonathan Franks' injury-time winner earned Hartlepool a dramatic three points in a 2-1 win against Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

The dangerous Franks produced a stunning volley from the edge of the area to beat Morecambe keeper Barry Roche with virtually the last kick of the game.

Hartlepool had the better of the first half and Jack Baldwin headed them into the lead on 17 minutes when he raced into the penalty area to send a Matty Dolan corner past Roche.

The hosts then squandered a golden chance to equalise in injury time as Chris McCready missed an open goal when he headed wide from six yards out.

Morecambe, however, looked set to have sealed a point when Jack Sampson levelled the scores three minutes from time with an excellent left-foot volley that squirmed underneath visiting keeper Scott Flinders.

Both sides then went close to a winner in a mad final 60 seconds.

Franks hit the underside of the crossbar before the hosts broke away with Flinders redeeming himself for his earlier error with a superb double save to foil Sampson and the follow up from Kevin Ellison.

They proved particularly important when Franks popped up with his last-gasp winner.

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2 Wycombe Wanderers 10 21
3 Bury 10 20
4 Southend United 10 20
5 Northampton Town 10 17
6 Morecambe 10 16
7 Shrewsbury Town 10 15
8 Portsmouth 10 15
9 Cheltenham Town 10 15
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11 Mansfield Town 10 15
12 AFC Wimbledon 10 14
13 Stevenage 10 14
14 Plymouth Argyle 10 13
15 Newport County AFC 10 13
16 Accrington Stanley 10 13
17 Exeter City 10 12
18 Cambridge United 10 11
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 10 11
20 Tranmere Rovers 10 9
21 York City 10 9
22 Hartlepool United 10 8
23 Oxford United 10 7
24 Carlisle United 10 6