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Accrington Stanley 3-1 Hartlepool United

Shay McCartan scored a goal in each half on his first start of the season as Accrington Stanley beat Hartlepool.

The hosts, who had lost their last two matches, went ahead when McCartan weaved his way through the Hartlepool defence and fired into the top corner.

The League Two strugglers levelled when Matthew Bates headed Ryan Brobbel's free kick past Jesse Joronen.

Rob Atkinson headed home John O'Sullivan's corner, before McCartan grabbed his second from close range.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 3-4-3

  • 30Joronen
  • 5AldredBooked at 80mins
  • 25Atkinson
  • 6Winnard
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 4Joyce
  • 24Proctor
  • 21Molyneux
  • 7McCartanSubstituted forHatfieldat 80'minutes
  • 19MaguireSubstituted forBarryat 63'minutes
  • 9GraySubstituted forCarverat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Windass
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Simpson
  • 14Carver
  • 15Mingoia
  • 23Barry
  • 44Bowerman

Hartlepool

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 2Austin
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 45mins
  • 20Jones
  • 4Bates
  • 10Miller
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes
  • 14Woods
  • 17BrobbelSubstituted forFranksat 57'minutes
  • 24WykeSubstituted forCrooksat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Franks
  • 8Walker
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
  • 28Green
  • 29Crooks
  • 31Woodman
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
947

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Hartlepool United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Hartlepool United 1.

  3. Booking

    Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dan Jones (Hartlepool United).

  6. Post update

    Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

  10. Post update

    Matt Crooks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Jones (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley).

  14. Post update

    Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Matt Crooks (Hartlepool United).

  17. Booking

    Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

  19. Post update

    Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Shay McCartan.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1484220101028
2Burton149142018228
3Luton148331710727
4Bury148242316726
5Shrewsbury1473421101124
6Plymouth14725148623
7Morecambe147251713423
8Newport146441713422
9Cheltenham146441514122
10Southend146351312121
11Portsmouth145541414020
12Wimbledon145452021-119
13Exeter145451618-219
14Accrington146172125-419
15Cambridge145362417718
16Northampton145362322118
17Mansfield145361216-418
18Stevenage145271822-417
19Oxford Utd144461619-316
20Dag & Red144281724-714
21Carlisle143381826-812
22York141851219-711
23Hartlepool14329923-1411
24Tranmere142481118-710
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