League Two
CambridgeCambridge United2HartlepoolHartlepool United1

Cambridge United 2-1 Hartlepool United

Harrison Dunk scored his first league goal on his 24th birthday.
Harrison Dunk scored his first league goal on his 24th birthday

A first league goal from Cambridge's Harrison Dunk sent Hartlepool to the bottom of League Two as new boss Paul Murray lost his first game in charge.

The hosts went ahead after 26 minutes when Kwesi Appiah released Ryan Donaldson, who fired home his fifth goal of the season.

Hartlepool improved and equalised on the hour when Marlon Harewood pulled the ball back for Brad Walker to score.

But a fifth defeat in six games was confirmed when Dunk, 24, nodded in.

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Dunn
  • 2Tait
  • 18Nelson
  • 4Coulson
  • 3Taylor
  • 17Hughes
  • 8ChampionSubstituted forDunkat 67'minutes
  • 22ChadwickSubstituted forNaylorat 60'minutes
  • 7Donaldson
  • 10Elliott
  • 21AppiahSubstituted forSimpsonat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dunk
  • 12Lanzoni
  • 13Norris
  • 15Simpson
  • 25Lennon
  • 32Bird
  • 33Naylor

Hartlepool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 5Collins
  • 26Harrison
  • 2AustinBooked at 9mins
  • 8WalkerBooked at 76mins
  • 10Miller
  • 29CrooksBooked at 71minsSubstituted forWoodsat 75'minutes
  • 7FranksSubstituted forSmithat 67'minutes
  • 24Wyke
  • 17BrobbelSubstituted forHarewoodat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 9Harewood
  • 14Woods
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 20Jones
  • 23Smith
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,933

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Hartlepool United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Hartlepool United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tom Naylor (Cambridge United).

  5. Post update

    Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Brad Walker.

  7. Post update

    Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson replaces Kwesi Appiah.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 2, Hartlepool United 1. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Elliott.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

  12. Post update

    Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

  15. Post update

    Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

  19. Post update

    Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.