Hartlepool Utd 2 Scunthorpe Utd 0: Young guns give Pools lift-off

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Hartlepool United secured their first win of the season courtesy of goals from Jonathan Franks and Luke James as bottom club Scunthorpe United were sent packing from Victoria Park, writes Craig Hope.

Neale Cooper’s broke their duck for the season when Jonathan Franks smashed a first-half opener.

Fellow summer signing Steve Howard missed a second-half penalty but substitute Luke James settled home nerves when he volleyed a stunning second late on.

* Full report in tonight’s Football Echo