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Hartlepool United 1-1 Oxford United

Ronnie Moore

Ronnie Moore's first game in charge of Hartlepool United ended in a stalemate as his side were held by Oxford United.

The hosts enjoyed most of the first half chances after starting on the front-foot but Marlon Harewood saw the best of those efforts well saved.

Pools took a deserved lead when Joe Ironside latched onto a Sidney Schmeltz pass and found the bottom corner.

But U's top-scorer Danny Hylton secured a point for the visitors as he swept home Wes Burns' cross from 10-yards.

The draw ends a run of four straight defeats for bottom-placed Hartlepool while Oxford extend their unbeaten run to five.

Dan Jones missed the target as the hosts, chasing their first win in eight, piled on the early pressure with Harewood, Ironside and Michael Woods all seeing efforts well saved.

The visitors started the second-half positively but Hylton and Danny Rose were unable to beat Scott Flinders before Ironside gave Hartlepool the lead.

Pools fragile defence came under pressure and they could not hang on as the impressive Hylton slotted home his 13th of the season while Jonathan Franks nearly gave Moore the perfect start in injury time - but his effort was well saved.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 2Austin
  • 4Bates
  • 20Jones
  • 3Holden
  • 27SchmeltzSubstituted forComptonat 75'minutes
  • 14WoodsBooked at 45mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 7Franks
  • 9HarewoodBooked at 61mins
  • 31IronsideSubstituted forFenwickat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Compton
  • 13Maxted
  • 17Fenwick
  • 19Richards
  • 24Lanzoni
  • 28Green

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Clarke
  • 5MullinsSubstituted forDunkleyat 31'minutes
  • 6Wright
  • 7RoseBooked at 23mins
  • 10HyltonBooked at 38mins
  • 25Riley
  • 19Collins
  • 16Whing
  • 34Holmes-Dennis
  • 26Burns
  • 36CampbellSubstituted forMeadesat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Meades
  • 11Potter
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 21Crocombe
  • 24Ashby
  • 33Dunkley
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
4,070

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Oxford United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Oxford United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

  4. Post update

    Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Darren Holden (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jonathan Franks.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

  11. Post update

    Andrew Whing (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Chey Dunkley.

  16. Post update

    Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Scott Fenwick replaces Joe Ironside.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).