Opening-half strikes from Jon Franks and Andy Monkhouse helped Hartlepool seal their first win of the season against bottom side Accrington.

Midfielder Monkhouse created the opener for Franks to fire into the far corner, before netting from 12 yards himself.

James Gray gave Stanley a second-half lifeline, clipping the ball home after getting in behind the defence.

Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Flinders ensured victory with a near-post save from substitute Connor Mahoney.

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Saturday, 14 September 2013

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hartlepool 2-1 Accrington FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Franks 30
  • Monkhouse 42
  • Gray 57

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 06 Baldwin
  • 21 Duckworth
  • 35 Burgess
  • 04 Dolan (Collins 66)
  • 07 Franks
  • 08 Walton
  • 14 Compton
  • 11 Monkhouse (Rodney 77)
  • 33 James (Howard 66)

Substitutes

  • 13 Rafferty,
  • 05 Collins,
  • 15 Sweeney,
  • 19 Richards,
  • 09 Howard,
  • 10 Poole,
  • 23 Rodney

Accrington Stanley

  • 26 Bettinelli
  • 02 Murphy
  • 05 Aldred
  • 06 Winnard
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 04 Joyce
  • 08 Richardson (Mahoney 85)
  • 11 Naismith
  • 12 Miller (Hatfield 57)
  • 17 Gray (McCartan 85)
  • 24 Odejayi

Substitutes

  • 30 Wilson,
  • 10 Hatfield,
  • 14 Clark,
  • 15 Mingoia,
  • 20 Windass,
  • 23 Mahoney,
  • 07 McCartan
Ref: NaylorAtt: 3,388
HARTLEPOOL
ACCRINGTON

Possession

  • Hartlepool 61%
  • Accrington 39%

Attempts on target

  • Hartlepool 5
  • Accrington 1

Attempts off target

  • Hartlepool 5
  • Accrington 8

Corners

  • Hartlepool 5
  • Accrington 2

Fouls

  • Hartlepool 13
  • Accrington 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:07 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+5:36 Peter Murphy takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
  • 90:00+5:22 Corner taken by Connor Mahoney.
  • 90:00+0:36 Header by Peter Murphy goes over the bar.
  • 90:00+0:21 Corner taken by Kal Naismith from the right by-line.
  • 89:12 Marcus Bettinelli restarts play with the free kick.
  • 89:05 Nialle Rodney concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Murphy.
  • 88:35 Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
  • 87:58 Shay McCartan concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Duckworth.
  • 87:48 Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 87:40 Steve Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Rob Atkinson.
  • 87:17 Connor Mahoney crosses the ball.
  • 85:39 Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
  • 85:29 Kayode Odejayi challenges Sam Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 85:19 Rob Atkinson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 84:47 Substitution James Gray goes off and Shay McCartan comes on.
  • 84:17 Substitution Connor Mahoney comes on in place of Michael Richardson.
  • 83:22 Christian Burgess gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Joyce.
  • 82:29 Corner taken by Jack Compton from the right by-line.
  • 82:16 Rob Atkinson manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:01 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonathan Franks.
  • 81:30 Corner taken by Jack Compton.
  • 80:17 Free kick crossed by Kal Naismith.
  • 80:11 James Gray fouled by Neil Austin, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 76:09 Substitution Nialle Rodney comes on in place of Andy Monkhouse.
  • 75:35 Tom Aldred takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
  • 73:26 Peter Murphy delivers the ball.
  • 72:49 Shot by Steve Howard cleared the net.
  • 72:33 Jonathan Franks has an effort at goal.
  • 72:12 Jack Baldwin manages to make a clearance.
  • 71:48 Shot by Luke Joyce.
  • 71:36 Clearance made by Steve Howard.
  • 71:23 Free kick crossed by Kal Naismith.
  • 70:56 Neil Austin challenges Kayode Odejayi unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 68:55 A cross is delivered by Sam Collins.
  • 68:49 Clearance made by Peter Murphy.
  • 68:21 Tom Aldred makes a clearance.
  • 68:16 Michael Duckworth restarts play with the free kick.
  • 68:06 Unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse by Michael Richardson results in a free kick.
  • 67:23 Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 67:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Richardson by Steve Howard.
  • Correction - 65:57 Substitution Matthew Dolan goes off and Sam Collins comes on.
  • 65:57 Substitution Matthew Dolan leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Collins.
  • 65:27 Substitution Steve Howard replaces Luke James.
  • Correction - 64:33 Corner taken by Jack Compton.
  • 64:33 Corner from the right by-line taken by Jack Compton.
  • 63:00 Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
  • 62:34 Foul by James Gray on Jonathan Franks, free kick awarded.
  • 62:21 Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 62:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke James on Tom Aldred.
  • 59:09 Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
  • 59:00 James Gray is penalised for a handball.
  • 58:08 Simon Walton makes a clearance.
  • 58:00 Free kick crossed by Kal Naismith.
  • 57:45 Foul by Neil Austin on Kayode Odejayi, free kick awarded.
  • 56:51 Substitution Will Hatfield on for George Miller.
  • Correction - 56:03 GOAL - James GrayHartlepool 2 - 1 Accrington Stanley James Gray scores with a right foot finish. Hartlepool 2-1 Accrington Stanley.
  • 56:03 GOAL - James GrayHartlepool 2 - 1 Accrington Stanley James Gray grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Hartlepool 2-1 Accrington Stanley.
  • 55:12 Clearance made by Luke Joyce.
  • 55:05 Corner taken by Jack Compton from the right by-line.
  • 54:37 Jonathan Franks takes a shot. Fine finger tip save by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 54:29 Centre by Jack Compton.
  • 54:01 Andy Monkhouse has a headed effort at goal.
  • 53:52 The ball is delivered by Jonathan Franks.
  • 53:39 Free kick taken by Tom Aldred.
  • 53:30 The official flags Andy Monkhouse offside.
  • 52:03 Jonathan Franks takes a shot. Marcus Bettinelli catches the ball.
  • 49:31 Free kick taken by Neil Austin.
  • 49:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kayode Odejayi on Neil Austin.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:15 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+1:06 Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 45:00+1:01 The referee blows for offside.
  • 45:00+0:27 Free kick taken by Rob Atkinson.
  • 45:00+0:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Aldred by Andy Monkhouse.
  • 42:52 Rob Atkinson takes the free kick.
  • 42:42 Kal Naismith fouled by Simon Walton, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 41:15 Luke James provided the assist for the goal.
  • 41:15 GOAL - Andy MonkhouseHartlepool 2 - 0 Accrington Stanley Andy Monkhouse scores a left footed goal. Hartlepool 2-0 Accrington Stanley.
  • 40:02 Header by Tom Aldred goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 39:52 The ball is swung over by Peter Murphy.
  • 38:34 Dean Winnard restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:20 Dean Winnard fouled by Matthew Dolan, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 37:44 Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
  • 37:33 Foul by Kayode Odejayi on Matthew Dolan, free kick awarded.
  • 36:06 Luke Joyce makes a clearance.
  • 35:41 Free kick crossed by Jack Compton.
  • 35:18 Foul by George Miller on Jack Compton, free kick awarded.
  • 34:54 Jack Baldwin takes the free kick.
  • 34:49 The official flags Kayode Odejayi offside.
  • 34:17 Kal Naismith takes a shot.
  • 31:39 Clearance made by Simon Walton.
  • 31:33 Peter Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:14 Matthew Dolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Kal Naismith.
  • 29:27 Assist on the goal came from Andy Monkhouse.
  • 29:27 GOAL - Jonathan FranksHartlepool 1 - 0 Accrington Stanley Jonathan Franks scores a right footed goal. Hartlepool 1-0 Accrington Stanley.
  • 28:39 James Gray takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
  • 27:48 Jack Compton produces a cross.
  • 27:24 Free kick crossed by Jack Compton.
  • 27:07 Rob Atkinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke James.
  • 20:22 Shot by George Miller cleared the crossbar.
  • 18:18 Shot by Luke James went wide left of the goal.
  • 16:00 Clearance made by Neil Austin.
  • 15:52 The ball is swung over by Kal Naismith.
  • 14:12 The ball is sent over by Jonathan Franks.
  • 13:45 Free kick taken by Michael Duckworth.
  • 13:36 Tom Aldred is adjudged to have handled the ball.
  • 11:38 Christian Burgess sends in a cross.
  • Correction - 11:09 Jack Compton produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 11:09 Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jack Compton.
  • 10:25 Unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse by Dean Winnard results in a free kick.
  • 9:28 The ball is delivered by Jack Compton.
  • 8:36 Clearance by Rob Atkinson.
  • 8:27 Jonathan Franks sends in a cross.
  • 6:27 Rob Atkinson makes a clearance.
  • 6:19 Neil Austin produces a cross.
  • 6:07 Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
  • 6:00 Michael Richardson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Burgess.
  • 4:34 Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:22 Unfair challenge on Jack Baldwin by Kayode Odejayi results in a free kick.
  • 3:55 Jack Baldwin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:47 The offside flag is raised against Kayode Odejayi.
  • 1:52 Clearance by Jack Baldwin.
  • 1:44 James Gray crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 1:27 James Gray fouled by Jack Baldwin, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 0:38 Header at goal by Andy Monkhouse goes right of the post.
  • 0:29 Jonathan Franks crosses the ball.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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