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Stevenage 2-0 Hartlepool United

Teddy Sheringham
Teddy Sheringham replaced Graham Westley as Stevenage manager

Former England international Teddy Sheringham earned his first win as a manager as Stevenage ended Hartlepool's 100 per cent start to the season.

The hosts took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Fraser Franks headed in Steven Schumacher's corner.

Pools pressed for an equaliser and Rhys Oates got in on goal but his touch was heavy, Mark Hughes clearing off the line with 15 minutes remaining.

Striker Brett Williams ensured victory with a neat finish from a long ball.

Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I was delighted we ground out a result. The goal came at the perfect time for us. The crowd were getting restless and the players were getting restless.

"I know as a striker what it's like to get off the mark, so I was delighted for Brett Williams.

"But we can be so much better and I will be striving for us to improve."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 5Franks
  • 6Hughes
  • 19Wells
  • 30Ogilvie
  • 17GordonSubstituted forWhelpdaleat 63'minutes
  • 22LeeSubstituted forHitchcockat 83'minutes
  • 8Schumacher
  • 34GormanBooked at 90mins
  • 9Williams
  • 20AkinyemiSubstituted forPettat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Whelpdale
  • 11Pett
  • 13Kettings
  • 15Hitchcock
  • 23Okimo
  • 26Casey
  • 32Conlon

Hartlepool

  • 13Bartlett
  • 2Magnay
  • 5Harrison
  • 6BatesSubstituted forBoyceat 19'minutes
  • 3Carroll
  • 16Featherstone
  • 21Duckworth
  • 14WoodsSubstituted forNelson-Addyat 72'minutes
  • 10Paynter
  • 9Bingham
  • 17FenwickSubstituted forOatesat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 12Nelson-Addy
  • 15Oates
  • 20Jones
  • 23Smith
  • 26Boyce
  • 31Denton
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,639

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 2, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Hartlepool United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Stevenage).

  4. Post update

    Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Dale Gorman (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

  7. Post update

    Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Stevenage 2, Hartlepool United 0. Brett Williams (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Whelpdale.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Hitchcock replaces Charlie Lee.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Chris Day.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Ebby Nelson-Addy replaces Michael Woods because of an injury.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Pett replaces Dipo Akinyemi.