League Two
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Hartlepool United 2-1 Yeovil Town

Craig Hignett got his tenure as Hartlepool manager off to a positive start with a win over 10-man Yeovil.

Pools' Jake Gray grazed the crossbar within the first minute before Jakub Sokolik fouled Nathan Thomas to allow Billy Paynter to score from the spot.

Adam Jackson doubled the lead with a header from a corner and things got worse for the away side when Nathan Smith was sent off for shoving Paynter.

Francois Zoko headed in a late consolation from Simon Gillett's cross.

The win is Hartlepool's first in five League Two games and sees them leapfrog Yeovil and move into 21st place, four points from the relegation zone.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 19Richards
  • 6Bates
  • 26Jackson
  • 20Jones
  • 16FeatherstoneSubstituted forMagnayat 62'minutes
  • 7ThomasBooked at 52minsSubstituted forBinghamat 63'minutes
  • 14Woods
  • 30Gray
  • 10PaynterBooked at 79minsSubstituted forFenwickat 81'minutes
  • 33James

Substitutes

  • 2Magnay
  • 3Carroll
  • 5Harrison
  • 9Bingham
  • 13Bartlett
  • 17Fenwick
  • 18Hawkins

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 24Roberts
  • 6Sokolik
  • 3SmithBooked at 79mins
  • 11Dickson
  • 25Walsh
  • 2TozerBooked at 38mins
  • 4DolanSubstituted forGillettat 73'minutes
  • 14ComptonSubstituted forCornickat 26'minutes
  • 9BirdSubstituted forCampbellat 72'minutes
  • 39ZokoBooked at 24mins

Substitutes

  • 8Laird
  • 12Weale
  • 16Campbell
  • 18Gillett
  • 21Lacey
  • 23Cornick
  • 26Ward
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
3,923

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Yeovil Town 1.

Attempt missed. Simon Gillett (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Yeovil Town 1. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Cornick.

Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Dan Jones.

Foul by Jake Gray (Hartlepool United).

Ben Tozer (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) because of an injury.

Foul by Jake Gray (Hartlepool United).

Ben Tozer (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Simon Gillett.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Scott Fenwick replaces Billy Paynter.

Booking

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dismissal

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Roberts (Yeovil Town).

Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Walsh (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United).

Liam Walsh (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Simon Gillett replaces Matthew Dolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Tahvon Campbell replaces Ryan Bird.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Yeovil Town 0. Adam Jackson (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

Hand ball by Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United).

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rakish Bingham replaces Nathan Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Carl Magnay replaces Nicky Featherstone.

Adam Jackson (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Yeovil Town 0. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Hartlepool United. Nathan Thomas draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jakub Sokolik (Yeovil Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton29204555312464
2Plymouth30185746262059
3Oxford Utd291510448272155
4Wycombe3014793629749
5Portsmouth291212548262248
6Accrington27146747321548
7Mansfield32139104337648
8Bristol Rovers30145114032847
9Leyton Orient31121094645146
10Wimbledon29129846361045
11Cambridge31128114443144
12Carlisle2711974541442
13Exeter29117113941-240
14Luton31108134345-238
15Crawley31114163652-1637
16Morecambe31106155257-536
17Barnet29106133844-636
18Notts County28106124148-736
19Stevenage32810144254-1234
20Newport2979133343-1030
21Hartlepool2783162644-1827
22Yeovil3059163146-1524
23York2958163153-2223
24Dag & Red3048183054-2420
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