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Hartlepool United 1-1 Oxford United

Ronnie Moore

Ronnie Moore's first game in charge of Hartlepool United ended in a stalemate as his side were held by Oxford United.

The hosts enjoyed most of the first half chances after starting on the front-foot but Marlon Harewood saw the best of those efforts well saved.

Pools took a deserved lead when Joe Ironside latched onto a Sidney Schmeltz pass and found the bottom corner.

But U's top-scorer Danny Hylton secured a point for the visitors as he swept home Wes Burns' cross from 10-yards.

The draw ends a run of four straight defeats for bottom-placed Hartlepool while Oxford extend their unbeaten run to five.

Dan Jones missed the target as the hosts, chasing their first win in eight, piled on the early pressure with Harewood, Ironside and Michael Woods all seeing efforts well saved.

The visitors started the second-half positively but Hylton and Danny Rose were unable to beat Scott Flinders before Ironside gave Hartlepool the lead.

Pools fragile defence came under pressure and they could not hang on as the impressive Hylton slotted home his 13th of the season while Jonathan Franks nearly gave Moore the perfect start in injury time - but his effort was well saved.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 2Austin
  • 4Bates
  • 20Jones
  • 3Holden
  • 27SchmeltzSubstituted forComptonat 75'minutes
  • 14WoodsBooked at 45mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 7Franks
  • 9HarewoodBooked at 61mins
  • 31IronsideSubstituted forFenwickat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Compton
  • 13Maxted
  • 17Fenwick
  • 19Richards
  • 24Lanzoni
  • 28Green

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 5MullinsSubstituted forDunkleyat 31'minutes
  • 6Wright
  • 7RoseBooked at 23mins
  • 10HyltonBooked at 38mins
  • 25Riley
  • 19Collins
  • 16Whing
  • 34Holmes-Dennis
  • 26Burns
  • 36CampbellSubstituted forMeadesat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Meades
  • 11Potter
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 21Crocombe
  • 24Ashby
  • 33Dunkley
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
4,070

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Oxford United 1.

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Darren Holden (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jonathan Franks.

Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

Andrew Whing (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Chey Dunkley.

Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Scott Fenwick replaces Joe Ironside.

Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

Andrew Whing (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Michael Collins (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jack Compton replaces Sidney Schmeltz.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Joe Ironside (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Wes Burns (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Joe Riley.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Oxford United 1. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wes Burns.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Dan Jones (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jonathan Meades replaces John Campbell.

Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

Michael Collins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Oxford United 0. Joe Ironside (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sidney Schmeltz.

Attempt missed. Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe21126336191742
2Shrewsbury21124531151640
3Luton21124526151140
4Burton2212463023740
5Plymouth21114628131537
6Southend2110562219335
7Newport219753024634
8Exeter229763027334
9Bury219483027331
10Morecambe219392322130
11Accrington219393235-330
12Cambridge218583225729
13Stevenage218492829-128
14Portsmouth217682526-127
15Wimbledon217682730-327
16Mansfield217591725-826
17Oxford Utd216782326-325
18Cheltenham216782030-1025
19Northampton2173113032-224
20Dag & Red2163122534-921
21Carlisle2163122740-1321
22York2131172228-620
23Tranmere2147102127-619
24Hartlepool2134141539-2413
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