Hartlepool return to winning ways as boss John Askey defeats former club York

Hartlepool boss John Askey claimed victory over his former side York as Pools ended a run of four matches without a win with a 3-1 victory.

Jake Hastie fired the visitors ahead after six minutes, firing in after a strong run down the right.

Askey’s side were 2-0 up after 15 minutes when Tom Crawford’s low strike found the bottom corner.

Nicky Featherstone made it 3-0 five minutes after the break as Hartlepool put the game to bed.

York, who are in the bottom four of the Vanarama National League, grabbed a late consolation through Tyler Cordner.