League Two
Oxford UtdOxford United0HartlepoolHartlepool United2

Oxford United 0-2 Hartlepool United

Hartlepool beat Oxford to record a second successive away win and boost their League Two survival hopes.

Oxford had only conceded one goal in their last five games but went behind when Ryan Bird put in the rebound from Jonathan Franks' initial attempt.

Calum O'Dowda headed against the post with the hosts' best attempt at goal.

Johnny Mullins handled in the area and Neil Austin reacted quickest to Ryan Clarke's penalty save from Bird to smash in the rebound and seal the win.

Hartlepool are still bottom, but are now just four points from safety with York, Tranmere and Cheltenham all in their sights on 37 points.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Clarke
  • 12BaldockBooked at 90mins
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Skarz
  • 15O'DowdaSubstituted forRobertsat 62'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19Collins
  • 29Roofe
  • 9Hoban
  • 11MacDonaldBooked at 46minsSubstituted forGnanduilletat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Rose
  • 18Ashdown
  • 20Rasulo
  • 22Long
  • 25Gnanduillet
  • 31Roberts
  • 33Dunkley

Hartlepool

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 26Harrison
  • 29Mirfin
  • 20Jones
  • 21Duckworth
  • 31TshibolaBooked at 90mins
  • 16FeatherstoneBooked at 53mins
  • 8Walker
  • 2Austin
  • 7Franks
  • 35BirdSubstituted forHarewoodat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 9Harewood
  • 13Maxted
  • 15Nelson-Addy
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
4,375

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 0, Hartlepool United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Hartlepool United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Roberts (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kemar Roofe (Oxford United).

  5. Post update

    Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Booking

    Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marlon Harewood replaces Ryan Bird.

  10. Booking

    Armand Gnanduillet (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Oxford United).

  13. Post update

    John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bird (Hartlepool United).

  15. Post update

    Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Collins (Oxford United).

  17. Booking

    George Baldock (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by George Baldock (Oxford United).

  19. Post update

    Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.