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Oxford United 0-2 Hartlepool United

Hartlepool beat Oxford to record a second successive away win and boost their League Two survival hopes.

Oxford had only conceded one goal in their last five games but went behind when Ryan Bird put in the rebound from Jonathan Franks' initial attempt.

Calum O'Dowda headed against the post with the hosts' best attempt at goal.

Johnny Mullins handled in the area and Neil Austin reacted quickest to Ryan Clarke's penalty save from Bird to smash in the rebound and seal the win.

Hartlepool are still bottom, but are now just four points from safety with York, Tranmere and Cheltenham all in their sights on 37 points.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 12BaldockBooked at 90mins
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Skarz
  • 15O'DowdaSubstituted forRobertsat 62'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19Collins
  • 29Roofe
  • 9Hoban
  • 11MacDonaldBooked at 46minsSubstituted forGnanduilletat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Rose
  • 18Ashdown
  • 20Rasulo
  • 22Long
  • 25Gnanduillet
  • 31Roberts
  • 33Dunkley

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 26Harrison
  • 29Mirfin
  • 20Jones
  • 21Duckworth
  • 31TshibolaBooked at 90mins
  • 16FeatherstoneBooked at 53mins
  • 8Walker
  • 2Austin
  • 7Franks
  • 35BirdSubstituted forHarewoodat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 9Harewood
  • 13Maxted
  • 15Nelson-Addy
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
4,375

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, Hartlepool United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Hartlepool United 2.

Attempt missed. James Roberts (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Oxford United).

Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marlon Harewood replaces Ryan Bird.

Booking

Armand Gnanduillet (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Oxford United).

John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Hartlepool United).

Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Collins (Oxford United).

Booking

George Baldock (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by George Baldock (Oxford United).

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Oxford United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Alexander MacDonald.

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dan Jones.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Foul by James Roberts (Oxford United).

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

Attempt blocked. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Pat Hoban (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Attempt missed. George Baldock (Oxford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. James Roberts replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Attempt saved. John Mullins (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36217850302070
2Shrewsbury37208954282668
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury371971148361264
5Southend361711843331062
6Luton371610114334958
7Stevenage37169125245757
8Newport37169124342157
9Plymouth371681342281456
10Northampton37165165547853
11Exeter371312124951-251
12Portsmouth371213124441349
13Wimbledon371310144849-149
14Morecambe37139153942-348
15Dag & Red37137174551-646
16Mansfield37129163245-1345
17Accrington37136184561-1645
18Cambridge371110165151043
19Oxford Utd371013143843-543
20Carlisle37124214461-1740
21York37716143543-837
22Tranmere37910183950-1137
23Cheltenham37813163453-1937
24Hartlepool3796222857-2933
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