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Accrington Stanley 3-1 Hartlepool United

Shay McCartan scored a goal in each half on his first start of the season as Accrington Stanley beat Hartlepool.

The hosts, who had lost their last two matches, went ahead when McCartan weaved his way through the Hartlepool defence and fired into the top corner.

The League Two strugglers levelled when Matthew Bates headed Ryan Brobbel's free kick past Jesse Joronen.

Rob Atkinson headed home John O'Sullivan's corner, before McCartan grabbed his second from close range.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30Joronen
  • 5AldredBooked at 80mins
  • 25Atkinson
  • 6Winnard
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 4Joyce
  • 24Proctor
  • 21Molyneux
  • 7McCartanSubstituted forHatfieldat 80'minutes
  • 19MaguireSubstituted forBarryat 63'minutes
  • 9GraySubstituted forCarverat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Windass
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Simpson
  • 14Carver
  • 15Mingoia
  • 23Barry
  • 44Bowerman

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 2Austin
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 45mins
  • 20Jones
  • 4Bates
  • 10Miller
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes
  • 14Woods
  • 17BrobbelSubstituted forFranksat 57'minutes
  • 24WykeSubstituted forCrooksat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Franks
  • 8Walker
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
  • 28Green
  • 29Crooks
  • 31Woodman
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
947

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Hartlepool United 1.

Booking

Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Jones (Hartlepool United).

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

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

Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

Matt Crooks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Dan Jones (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley).

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Hartlepool United).

Booking

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Shay McCartan.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Hartlepool United 1. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Anthony Barry (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dan Jones (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Marcus Carver replaces James Gray.

Attempt saved. Connor Smith (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Attempt blocked. Connor Smith (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

Attempt blocked. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Connor Smith replaces Lewis Hawkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Anthony Barry replaces Sean Maguire.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Dan Jones.

Attempt missed. Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Ryan Brobbel.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1484220101028
2Burton149142018228
3Luton148331710727
4Bury148242316726
5Shrewsbury1473421101124
6Plymouth14725148623
7Morecambe147251713423
8Newport146441713422
9Cheltenham146441514122
10Southend146351312121
11Portsmouth145541414020
12Wimbledon145452021-119
13Exeter145451618-219
14Accrington146172125-419
15Cambridge145362417718
16Northampton145362322118
17Mansfield145361216-418
18Stevenage145271822-417
19Oxford Utd144461619-316
20Dag & Red144281724-714
21Carlisle143381826-812
22York141851219-711
23Hartlepool14329923-1411
24Tranmere142481118-710
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