League Two
ExeterExeter City1HartlepoolHartlepool United2

Exeter City 1-2 Hartlepool United

Hartlepool staved off a late Exeter fightback to move off the bottom of the League Two table.

Matt Grimes had two chances to put the Grecians ahead in the first half but both were saved by Scott Flinders.

It was the visitors who broke the deadlock when Michael Wood volleyed home and Charlie Wyke slotted past goalkeeper Christy Pym to make it 2-0.

Exeter pulled one back on 80 minutes through Christian Ribeiro's header but they failed to find an equaliser.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 11Davies
  • 3Woodman
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 8Oakley
  • 25Riley-LoweSubstituted forNicholsat 61'minutes
  • 2ButterfieldSubstituted forNobleat 72'minutes
  • 14Grimes
  • 10Keohane
  • 4Bennett
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forWheelerat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Noble
  • 20Nichols
  • 21Hamon
  • 22Wheeler
  • 26Tillson
  • 27Jay
  • 29Watkins

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 2Austin
  • 26Harrison
  • 20Jones
  • 10Miller
  • 4Bates
  • 14Woods
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forFranksat 90+1'minutes
  • 24Wyke
  • 17Brobbel

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 7Franks
  • 8Walker
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
  • 27Atkinson
  • 28Green
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
3,547

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 1, Hartlepool United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Hartlepool United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Matt Oakley.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Lewis Hawkins.

  7. Post update

    Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Noble (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Arron Davies.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Matt Oakley.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Exeter City 1, Hartlepool United 2. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jimmy Keohane.

  18. Post update

    David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.