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Hartlepool United 0-1 Southend United

Southend United boosted their chances of League Two automatic promotion with victory against in-form Hartlepool.

The visitors almost took the lead early on when Barry Corr broke through on goal but sent his effort just wide.

Southend took the lead just after the restart when Will Atkinson fired past home goalkeeper Scott Flinders.

Pools pressured for a late equaliser and were unlucky not to take a point when Dan Jones's volley was diverted onto the underside of the bar.

The result was Hartlepool's first loss in six matches but they sit precariously just one point and one place off the League Two relegation places.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 29Mirfin
  • 26Harrison
  • 20JonesBooked at 67mins
  • 2Austin
  • 8WalkerSubstituted forHawkinsat 57'minutes
  • 16Featherstone
  • 31Tshibola
  • 21Duckworth
  • 7Franks
  • 24HugillSubstituted forHarewoodat 6'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Harewood
  • 13Maxted
  • 15Nelson-Addy
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
  • 27Jones

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 15Bolger
  • 26BarrettBooked at 45mins
  • 3Coker
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18Leonard
  • 8Timlin
  • 25McLaughlinSubstituted forWorrallat 68'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 10CorrSubstituted forWestonat 73'minutes
  • 24CassidySubstituted forPigottat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Worrall
  • 11Weston
  • 13Smith
  • 19Payne
  • 22Deegan
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 32Pigott
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
5,393

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Southend United 1.

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

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Delay in match Daniel Bentley (Southend United) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dan Jones.

Attempt missed. Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

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

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Dan Jones (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Myles Weston.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces Barry Corr.

Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

Cian Bolger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

David Worrall (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Joe Pigott replaces Jake Cassidy.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. David Worrall replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Booking

Dan Jones (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dan Jones (Hartlepool United).

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jake Cassidy.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Hawkins replaces Brad Walker.

Dan Jones (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton41249859342581
2Shrewsbury41248961283380
3Wycombe412014760402074
4Bury402171253391470
5Southend401912947351269
6Stevenage411711135649762
7Newport411711134746162
8Plymouth4117101447311661
9Luton411710144942761
10Exeter411613125755261
11Northampton41176186053757
12Morecambe411412154446-254
13Wimbledon411412155256-454
14Portsmouth411314144847153
15Dag & Red41157195054-452
16Oxford Utd411214154348-550
17Accrington41148195167-1650
18Cambridge411211185355-247
19York41918144246-445
20Mansfield41129203353-2045
21Carlisle41126234969-2042
22Hartlepool41117233361-2840
23Tranmere41912204358-1539
24Cheltenham41813203560-2537
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