Former Carlisle United striker Olufela Olomola saw his debut as a permanent Hartlepool player overshadowed by another ex-Blue.

The one-time Cumbrians loanee signed a permanent deal with newly-promoted Pools after a successful trial.

But Olomola's first fully-fledged outing for the Monkey Hangers on Saturday saw him play second fiddle to opponents Gateshead and their former United frontman Cedwyn Scott.

The home side's 4-1 win saw Scott net twice for National League North side Gateshead.

It saw the 22-year-old keep up some good pre-season form after his move to the International Stadium.

Ex-Hebburn Town man Scott, who was released after a half-season spell with United last term, scored twice in the first half as Heed overhauled Pools' early lead which came courtesy of a trialist. Macaulay Langstaff and Greg Olley added second-half goals.

Olomola, meanwhile, has made the move to the north east after the end of his spell with Scunthorpe.

The 23-year-old netted four times in a friendly against Runcorn Linnets as he impressed boss Dave Challinor.

He could face United early in the new campaign when Carlisle go to Victoria Park in league action on August 28, and then when Pools visit Brunton Park in the Papa John's Trophy three days later.

Manager Challinor told his club's website of Olomola, who scored six goals for United in the 2019/20 season: "Fela has come in and earned a deal. He’s looked sharp in training, took his goals well - granted, against lower opposition, but has looked a threat.

"We now have to work with him to get out of him what we need over the coming weeks. Undoubtedly with the delivery and quality we have in wide areas we will create chances and if he keeps putting himself in the right positions he’ll get opportunities to score."