Latics come from behind to sink Hartlepool

Date published: 26 December 2023

James Norwood bagged a couple as Latics came from behind to triumph 3-1 at Hartlepool United on Boxing Day.

Latics top scorer Norwood sealed victory at Victoria Park by tapping home his seventh goal in six appearances - and 14th of the season - from Josh Stones' cross in the 63rd minute.

The 33-year-old striker had earlier given the visitors a 17th-minute lead, collecting a pass from Wigan loanee Stones to finish beyond Pools goalkeeper Joel Dixon.

Joe Grey marked his 100th Hartlepool appearance by slotting the hosts ahead in the fourth minute, but the advantage was short-lived as Stones levelled five minutes later with a neat finish on the turn.

Micky Mellon's team, who moved back up to 10th in the National League table, return to action on Saturday when they play the return fixture against Hartleppol at Boundary Park.

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