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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:

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Sheringham on Stevenage v Hartlepool

"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

Match ends, Stevenage 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Foul by Brett Williams (Stevenage).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

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

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.

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

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Hitchcock replaces Charlie Lee.

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

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

Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Chris Day.

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.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Pett replaces Dipo Akinyemi.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Andrew Boyce.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Brett Williams (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Chris Whelpdale replaces Rohdell Gordon because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Scott Fenwick.

Delay in match Rohdell Gordon (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Foul by Dipo Akinyemi (Stevenage).

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

Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Dipo Akinyemi (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Stevenage).

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient4400113812
2Wycombe431071610
3Plymouth43019369
4Bristol Rovers43015239
5Hartlepool43015329
6Portsmouth42208448
7Cambridge42119817
8Exeter421156-17
9Oxford Utd41307526
10Northampton42024406
11Crawley41215325
12Mansfield41214315
13Accrington41213305
14Wimbledon411246-24
15Morecambe411246-24
16Notts County411246-24
17Stevenage411247-34
18York411225-34
19Yeovil410357-23
20Carlisle4031710-33
21Barnet410337-43
22Luton402257-22
23Newport401349-51
24Dag & Red401339-61
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