League Two
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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
  • 16C Clifford
  • 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

Match ends, Southend United 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

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

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

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

Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

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

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

Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

Booking

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

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nicky Featherstone.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Neil Austin.

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

Foul by Sam Collins (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marlon Harewood replaces Charlie Wyke.

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

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

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

Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Hartlepool United 0. David Worrall (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Payne.

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces Sidney Schmeltz.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Scott Fenwick replaces Matt Crooks.

Attempt saved. Sidney Schmeltz (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jack Payne (Southend United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1710432011934
2Shrewsbury17103427121533
3Wycombe1695223121132
4Plymouth179352191230
5Bury179352618830
6Burton169252120129
7Southend178451714328
8Morecambe178271917226
9Cambridge177372821724
10Newport166642016424
11Stevenage177372625124
12Exeter166551919023
13Portsmouth176561819-123
14Wimbledon176562325-223
15Accrington177282428-423
16Cheltenham176471623-722
17Northampton176382625121
18Oxford Utd175481923-419
19Mansfield175481421-719
20Carlisle175392130-918
21York172961421-715
22Dag & Red1743101928-915
23Tranmere172691523-812
24Hartlepool1733111228-1612
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