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HartlepoolHartlepool United1AccringtonAccrington Stanley1

Hartlepool United 1-1 Accrington Stanley

By Matt NewsumBBC Sport at Victoria Park
Marlon Harewood
Marlon Harewood has played in the Premier League for several clubs including Aston Villa.

Substitute Marlon Harewood netted an equaliser against Accrington that kept Hartlepool's survival hopes alive.

Harewood's 80th-minute header from Jordan Jones' cross cancelled out a spectacular half-volley from Stanley's Josh Windass before the break.

Pools, who would have dropped into the bottom two otherwise, might have won it but Scott Fenwick clipped over late on.

Goalkeeper Scott Flinders and Mirfin combined to keep out Piero Mingoia's shot and ensure a point for Pools.

Tranmere and Cheltenham occupy the relegation places, while Pools are a point above the latter with three games to play.

Eight players, four from each side, were booked by referee Jeremy Simpson in total as tempers boiled.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 29Mirfin
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 43mins
  • 20Jones
  • 2Austin
  • 18HawkinsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forFenwickat 45'minutesBooked at 61mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 31Tshibola
  • 21DuckworthSubstituted forJonesat 45'minutes
  • 7FranksSubstituted forHarewoodat 77'minutes
  • 24HugillBooked at 52mins

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 9Harewood
  • 13Maxted
  • 15Nelson-Addy
  • 17Fenwick
  • 19Richards
  • 27Jones

Accrington

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 30Davies
  • 16Hunt
  • 5JonesBooked at 62mins
  • 25Atkinson
  • 2BuxtonBooked at 59minsSubstituted forLiddleat 65'minutes
  • 15Mingoia
  • 28Conneely
  • 4Joyce
  • 21BrunaBooked at 38minsSubstituted forMcCartanat 57'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 8WindassSubstituted forWinnardat 86'minutes
  • 19Maguire

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 6Winnard
  • 7McCartan
  • 11Naismith
  • 18Gilchrist
  • 23Barry
  • 26Warner
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
4,159

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

  2. Post update

    Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jordan Jones.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from very close range is too high.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United).

  7. Post update

    Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Dean Winnard replaces Josh Windass.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Hugill (Hartlepool United).

  11. Post update

    Lloyd Jones (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

  14. Post update

    David Mirfin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Dan Jones.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Jones.

  18. Booking

    Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton42259860342684
2Shrewsbury432581065293683
3Wycombe432214764422280
4Bury422371256391776
5Southend422112950351575
6Stevenage431911135950968
7Plymouth4318111450331765
8Luton431711154943662
9Newport431711154750-362
10Exeter431613145861-361
11Northampton43177196256658
12Morecambe431512164849-157
13Wimbledon431414155357-456
14Portsmouth431314164951-253
15Dag & Red43158205055-553
16Oxford Utd431216154449-552
17Accrington431410195470-1652
18York431118144547-251
19Cambridge431212195660-448
20Mansfield43139213555-2048
21Carlisle42136235069-1945
22Hartlepool43118243463-2941
23Cheltenham43913213963-2440
24Tranmere43912224360-1739
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