Match ends, Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 3.
Jack Compton scored one goal and made two as Hartlepool eased past Exeter to earn a third away victory in a week.
Pools followed up a 4-1 League Two win at Mansfield and Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory at Sheffield United with a sparkling display.
A well-worked corner saw Compton tee up Jack Baldwin to head the opener.
Compton's exquisite pass found Luke James, who made it 2-0 with a fine lob after the interval, and a superb Compton half-volley sealed the win.
The Grecians, who slip from third to sixth in the table, did not muster a noteworthy attempt on goal until three minutes from the end.
Pools could easily have scored more goals and have now won three of their last five games, having not tasted victory in their opening seven league fixtures.
- 2ButterfieldSubstituted forMoore-Taylorat 23'minutes
- 32WheelerSubstituted forKeohaneat 45'minutes
- 14DohertyBooked at 15mins
- 10GowSubstituted forO'Flynnat 66'minutes
- 14ComptonSubstituted forRichardsat 80'minutes
- 10PooleSubstituted forSweeneyat 86'minutes
- 33JamesSubstituted forFranksat 74'minutes
- Andy Davies
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 3.
Attempt missed. Tommy Doherty (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).
Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).
Tommy Doherty (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces James Poole.
James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Pat Baldwin (Exeter City).
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces Jack Compton.
Attempt saved. James Poole (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.
Attempt missed. James Poole (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Luke James.
Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).
James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.