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Hartlepool United 2-1 Cambridge United

Scott Harrison's volley sank Cambridge and lifted Hartlepool out of the League Two relegation zone for the first time since October.

Harrison's stylish strike arrived midway through the second half to secure Pools a fourth successive win.

Brad Walker headed the home side in front on 20 minutes but Cambridge levelled when Matt Harrold collected a long throw and fired home.

Pools debutant Jordan Hugill went close before Harrison's spectacular winner.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 26Harrison
  • 29Mirfin
  • 20Jones
  • 2Austin
  • 8WalkerBooked at 90mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 31TshibolaSubstituted forHawkinsat 80'minutes
  • 21Duckworth
  • 7Franks
  • 24HugillSubstituted forHarewoodat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Harewood
  • 13Maxted
  • 15Nelson-Addy
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
  • 27Jones

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 2TaitSubstituted forSimpsonat 69'minutes
  • 6Miller
  • 4Coulson
  • 11Dunk
  • 7Donaldson
  • 8Champion
  • 17Hughes
  • 14HuntSubstituted forKaikaiat 76'minutes
  • 10Elliott
  • 20HarroldSubstituted forSlewat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Slew
  • 12Lanzoni
  • 13Norris
  • 15Simpson
  • 18Nelson
  • 23Morrissey
  • 31Kaikai
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,009

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Cambridge United 1.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Marlon Harewood.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

Booking

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marlon Harewood replaces Jordan Hugill because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jordan Slew (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay in match Jordan Hugill (Hartlepool United) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Hawkins replaces Aaron Tshibola because of an injury.

Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jordan Slew replaces Matt Harrold.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Sullay Kaikai replaces Johnny Hunt.

Delay in match Jordan Hugill (Hartlepool United) because of an injury.

Jordan Hugill (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Miller (Cambridge United).

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

Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson replaces Richard Tait.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Cambridge United 1. Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Tom Champion.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Liam Hughes.

Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (Hartlepool United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Liam Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dan Jones (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

Foul by Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United).

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury39228958283074
3Wycombe392014558362274
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Newport391710124542361
7Plymouth391791345281760
8Luton391610134639758
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Northampton39175175850856
11Exeter391413125253-155
12Wimbledon391411145050053
13Morecambe391311154144-350
14Portsmouth391213144444049
15Dag & Red39147184652-649
16Oxford Utd391113154046-646
17Accrington39137194765-1846
18Mansfield39129183350-1745
19Cambridge391111175253-144
20York39817144146-541
21Carlisle39125224664-1841
22Hartlepool39116223158-2739
23Tranmere39911194155-1438
24Cheltenham39813183558-2337
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