League Two
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Hartlepool United 2-0 Cheltenham Town

Hartlepool recorded their first League Two victory under Ronnie Moore by overcoming Cheltenham at Victoria Park.

Scott Fenwick gave the home side the lead midway through the first-half converting Jack Compton's low cross.

Pools continued to dominate after the break and were rewarded through home debutant Rakish Bingham's drive.

Kevin Stewart rattled the post with a firm header for the Robins late on but Hartlepool held on to seal their first league win since October.

Cheltenham Town manager Paul Buckle told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It's always disappointing when you lose, of course it is, we've probably had enough of those days to last us a lifetime this season.

"You have to manage the game from the side, but the players have to manage the game as well, in terms of understanding the conditions.

"I don't think we cleared our lines well enough, we still had chances all the way to the end, but the goals we conceded were poor.

"We just lacked a little bit today, but it certainly wasn't effort or desire."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 2Austin
  • 20Jones
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 90mins
  • 21Duckworth
  • 7Franks
  • 14Woods
  • 31Tshibola
  • 11Compton
  • 29Bingham
  • 17Fenwick

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 4Bates
  • 8Walker
  • 13Maxted
  • 16Featherstone
  • 19Richards
  • 22Nearney

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 2VaughanBooked at 55mins
  • 5Brown
  • 29Jones
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 19Sterling-JamesSubstituted forHarrisonat 54'minutes
  • 26StewartBooked at 37mins
  • 8Richards
  • 7Ferdinand
  • 28DunnBooked at 90mins
  • 10GornellSubstituted forWilliamsat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Harrison
  • 11Haworth
  • 15Deaman
  • 16Hanks
  • 17Kotwica
  • 21Williams
  • 30Reynolds
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
3,155

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away2
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Cheltenham Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Cheltenham Town 0.

  3. Booking

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

  4. Booking

    Jack Dunn (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Dunn (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United).

  12. Post update

    Kevin Stewart (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).