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Exeter City 1-2 Hartlepool United

Hartlepool staved off a late Exeter fightback to move off the bottom of the League Two table.

Matt Grimes had two chances to put the Grecians ahead in the first half but both were saved by Scott Flinders.

It was the visitors who broke the deadlock when Michael Wood volleyed home and Charlie Wyke slotted past goalkeeper Christy Pym to make it 2-0.

Exeter pulled one back on 80 minutes through Christian Ribeiro's header but they failed to find an equaliser.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 11Davies
  • 3Woodman
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 8Oakley
  • 25Riley-LoweSubstituted forNicholsat 61'minutes
  • 2ButterfieldSubstituted forNobleat 72'minutes
  • 14Grimes
  • 10Keohane
  • 4Bennett
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forWheelerat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Noble
  • 20Nichols
  • 21Hamon
  • 22Wheeler
  • 26Tillson
  • 27Jay
  • 29Watkins

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 2Austin
  • 26Harrison
  • 20Jones
  • 10Miller
  • 4Bates
  • 14Woods
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forFranksat 90+1'minutes
  • 24Wyke
  • 17Brobbel

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 7Franks
  • 8Walker
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
  • 27Atkinson
  • 28Green
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
3,547

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Hartlepool United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Hartlepool United 2.

Attempt saved. Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Matt Oakley.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Lewis Hawkins.

Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. David Noble (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Arron Davies.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Matt Oakley.

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Hartlepool United 2. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jimmy Keohane.

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United).

Attempt blocked. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dan Jones.

Attempt missed. Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Noble replaces Danny Butterfield.

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 2. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Hawkins.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Graham Cummins.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Connor Riley-Lowe.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Riley-Lowe (Exeter City).

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Attempt blocked. Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe12741178925
2Burton128131613325
3Bury127232011923
4Luton12633128421
5Southend126241210220
6Plymouth12615138519
7Morecambe126151412219
8Shrewsbury125341510518
9Northampton125342016418
10Wimbledon125342019118
11Cambridge125252315817
12Portsmouth12453119217
13Newport124441513216
14Cheltenham124441011-116
15Mansfield125161216-416
16Accrington125161722-516
17Exeter124351316-315
18Dag & Red124261620-414
19Stevenage124261418-414
20Carlisle123361521-612
21Hartlepool12327718-1111
22York121741117-610
23Oxford Utd122461118-710
24Tranmere122371116-59
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