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Hartlepool United 0-3 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers eased to victory as they sealed all three points against Hartlepool United at Victoria Park.

Matt Taylor put Rovers in front as he headed past Adam Bartlett at the third attempt after the keeper's double save denied him and Jermaine Easter.

Pools could have levelled but Scott Fenwick's close-range header went wide.

Billy Bodin doubled Rovers' lead when he nodded home Mark McChrystal's long ball before Easter seized on Kudus Oyenuga's back pass to seal the win.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 13Bartlett
  • 27HallidayBooked at 88mins
  • 5HarrisonBooked at 23mins
  • 26BoyceBooked at 82mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 8WalkerSubstituted forOyenugaat 64'minutes
  • 6BatesSubstituted forMagnayat 72'minutes
  • 16Featherstone
  • 15Oates
  • 10Paynter
  • 17Fenwick

Substitutes

  • 2Magnay
  • 11Oyenuga
  • 18Hawkins
  • 20Jones
  • 22Nearney
  • 23Smith
  • 31Denton

Bristol Rovers

  • 31Nicholls
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystalBooked at 45minsSubstituted forParkesat 82'minutes
  • 3Brown
  • 23BodinSubstituted forO Clarkeat 84'minutes
  • 24Sinclair
  • 7Mansell
  • 11Gosling
  • 10Taylor
  • 17EasterSubstituted forHarrisonat 79'minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 6Parkes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9Harrison
  • 14Lines
  • 20Lucas
  • 21Montaño
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
3,788

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Bristol Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Bristol Rovers 3.

Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Booking

Brad Halliday (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Hartlepool United).

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ollie Clarke replaces Billy Bodin because of an injury.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Parkes replaces Mark McChrystal.

Booking

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Andrew Boyce (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andrew Boyce (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Jermaine Easter.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Bristol Rovers 3. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Carl Magnay replaces Matthew Bates.

Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Andrew Boyce (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Bristol Rovers 2. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark McChrystal.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Kudus Oyenuga replaces Brad Walker.

Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Andrew Boyce.

Foul by Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United).

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers).

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

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe10631145921
2Plymouth10622168820
3Portsmouth105411710719
4Accrington10541147719
5Leyton Orient105321712518
6Oxford Utd10451138517
7Mansfield10442136716
8Carlisle104421919016
9Exeter105141515016
10Northampton104331311215
11Luton104241714314
12Morecambe104241717014
13Notts County104241516-114
14Bristol Rovers10415109113
15Cambridge103431213-113
16Wimbledon103431113-213
17Hartlepool104151013-313
18Barnet103161318-510
19York102351114-39
20Stevenage102351117-69
21Crawley10235915-69
22Yeovil102171118-77
23Dag & Red10145917-87
24Newport10127618-125
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