League Two
SouthendSouthend United1HartlepoolHartlepool United0

Southend United 1-0 Hartlepool United

David Worrall's third goal in five games helped Southend bounce back from their FA Cup exit to non-league Chester by beating bottom club Hartlepool.

Worrall, Barry Corr and Kevan Hurst all forced Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Flinders into first-half action.

Flinders also denied Michael Timlin after the break but could do nothing to stop Worrall firing home left-footed from 12 yards following Corr's pass.

Pools almost levelled, but Charlie Wyke was denied by keeper Daniel Bentley.

Bradley Walker also went close for Pools in the closing stages when he fired inches wide.

Southend stay in the League Two play-off places in seventh but Hartlepool remain rooted to the bottom with just one win in their last 11 games.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 5Thompson
  • 15Bolger
  • 6Prosser
  • 2White
  • 7Worrall
  • 18Leonard
  • 8TimlinBooked at 11mins
  • 14Hurst
  • 10Corr
  • 19Payne

Substitutes

  • 12Atkinson
  • 16Clifford
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 20Layne
  • 21Smith
  • 22Deegan
  • 34Matsuzaka

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 5Collins
  • 26Harrison
  • 2AustinBooked at 45mins
  • 7Franks
  • 16Featherstone
  • 8Walker
  • 27SchmeltzSubstituted forRichardsat 56'minutes
  • 24WykeSubstituted forHarewoodat 79'minutes
  • 29CrooksSubstituted forFenwickat 56'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 4Bates
  • 9Harewood
  • 17Fenwick
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 20Jones
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
5,436

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home22
Away9
Shots on Target
Home12
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

  7. Post update

    Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

  10. Booking

    Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cian Bolger (Southend United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nicky Featherstone.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Neil Austin.

  14. Post update

    Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sam Collins (Hartlepool United).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marlon Harewood replaces Charlie Wyke.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Worrall (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Cian Bolger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).