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Hartlepool United 1-2 Crawley Town

Scott Harrison was sent off as Crawley took three points and stretched Hartlepool's run at Victoria Park without a win to six games.

Harrison saw red after blocking a Rhys Murphy shot on the line with his arm midway through the second half.

Simon Walton, a former Pools player, stepped up to send Trevor Carson the wrong way from the resulting penalty.

Murphy then turned in a pass from Gwion Edwards to double the lead before Billy Paynter headed in a Pools consolation.

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

"I think anyone watching the game, and particularly in the first 75 minutes, would have been saying we were the better team on the day.

"We were excellent in the first half and the only thing missing was that goal. Sometimes when you come away from home and dominate like that and don't score you think 'is it our day?'.

"The lads did all the talking at half-time. Our game management wasn't great but we saw it out in the end.

"We stood firm and I am really pleased with six points from a really tough week. There's been a lot of tired bodies out there and now they can recover this week."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Carson
  • 27Hendrie
  • 5HarrisonBooked at 65mins
  • 29Okuonghae
  • 20JonesSubstituted forDuckworthat 61'minutes
  • 15Oates
  • 16Featherstone
  • 8WalkerSubstituted forWoodsat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3CarrollSubstituted forBantonat 45'minutes
  • 10Paynter
  • 9Bingham

Substitutes

  • 6Bates
  • 11Oyenuga
  • 13Bartlett
  • 14Woods
  • 17Fenwick
  • 21Duckworth
  • 28Banton

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flahavan
  • 14Young
  • 25Yorwerth
  • 6Bradley
  • 24Hancox
  • 15FenelonSubstituted forScalesat 67'minutes
  • 4WaltonSubstituted forJenkinsat 85'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 7Edwards
  • 18HarroldBooked at 71mins
  • 39MurphyBooked at 84minsSubstituted forDeaconat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Scales
  • 9Barnard
  • 10Rooney
  • 12Preston
  • 16Ashton
  • 20Deacon
  • 22Jenkins
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,262

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Crawley Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Crawley Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United).

  4. Post update

    Christian Scales (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Booking

    Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

  7. Post update

    Christian Scales (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Magnus Okuonghae (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Jason Banton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United).

  12. Post update

    Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Roarie Deacon replaces Rhys Murphy.

  14. Post update

    Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Ross Jenkins replaces Simon Walton because of an injury.

  17. Booking

    Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Crawley Town 2. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jason Banton.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Rhys Murphy.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth15102323111232
2Portsmouth1577122121028
3Oxford Utd157622214827
4Northampton158342419527
5Mansfield1575322111126
6Leyton Orient157532619726
7Accrington157442317625
8Morecambe157263127423
9Carlisle156542626023
10Wycombe146441813522
11Exeter156452121022
12Wimbledon156452223-122
13Bristol Rovers146261717020
14Cambridge155552022-220
15Luton155462521419
16Notts County155461922-319
17Crawley155371824-618
18Barnet155282126-517
19Hartlepool155281522-717
20Stevenage153571825-714
21York152671825-712
22Newport153391324-1112
23Yeovil1523101526-119
24Dag & Red151681729-129
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