League Two
ExeterExeter City0HartlepoolHartlepool United3

Exeter City 0-3 Hartlepool United

Jack Compton

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.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2ButterfieldSubstituted forMoore-Taylorat 23'minutes
  • 3Woodman
  • 7Sercombe
  • 5Baldwin
  • 6Coles
  • 32WheelerSubstituted forKeohaneat 45'minutes
  • 14DohertyBooked at 15mins
  • 4Bennett
  • 10GowSubstituted forO'Flynnat 66'minutes
  • 11Davies

Substitutes

  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 20Nichols
  • 22Keohane
  • 26Tillson
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 2Austin
  • 8Walton
  • 6Baldwin
  • 35Burgess
  • 14ComptonSubstituted forRichardsat 80'minutes
  • 4Dolan
  • 10PooleSubstituted forSweeneyat 86'minutes
  • 33JamesSubstituted forFranksat 74'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 7Franks
  • 13Rafferty
  • 15Sweeney
  • 19Richards
  • 22Holden
  • 23Rodney
  • 38Walker
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
3,615

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tommy Doherty (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

  6. Post update

    Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

  9. Post update

    Tommy Doherty (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces James Poole.

  11. Post update

    James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Pat Baldwin (Exeter City).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces Jack Compton.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Poole (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Poole (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Luke James.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

  20. Post update

    James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.