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Hartlepool United 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Hartlepool earned a valuable win over League Two promotion hopefuls Wycombe to move six points above the drop zone.

Scott Fenwick side-footed home Nathan Thomas' superb cross for the only goal.

Wycombe keeper Matt Ingram then produced an impressive stop to keep out Jordan Richards' 20-yard free-kick.

Michael Woods missed a gilt-edged chance to make it 2-0 on the hour and Pools' profligacy was nearly punished when Aaron Pierre forced goalkeeper Trevor Carson into a stunning save.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"From the goal at 33 minutes, there was only one team that was looking like scoring and that was Wycombe Wanderers and how we haven't is just unbelievable. It's great that we are creating all these chances and twenty or so is great but it's all about starting to stick them in.

"It's a shame because Hartlepool were there for the taking today, and we have dropped a point at least.

"The boys are gutted after this result, but spirits will be back up when we get into training on Monday and start focusing on the game against Aston Villa."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Carson
  • 19Richards
  • 5Harrison
  • 26JacksonBooked at 43mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 16Featherstone
  • 14Woods
  • 30GraySubstituted forBinghamat 78'minutes
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forHawkinsat 55'minutes
  • 15Oates
  • 17Fenwick

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 9Bingham
  • 11Oyenuga
  • 13Bartlett
  • 18Hawkins
  • 20Jones
  • 23Smith

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ingram
  • 22McCarthySubstituted forUdumagaat 68'minutes
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Pierre
  • 3Jacobson
  • 19Harriman
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forHayesat 80'minutes
  • 20O'Nien
  • 11WoodBooked at 45mins
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forHollowayat 68'minutes
  • 23UgwuBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Jombati
  • 4McGinn
  • 8Bean
  • 9Hayes
  • 16Holloway
  • 21Lynch
  • 25Udumaga
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
3,721

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  6. Booking

    Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Nicky Featherstone.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jermaine Udumaga (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United).

  14. Post update

    Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paul Hayes replaces Matt Bloomfield.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rakish Bingham replaces Jake Gray because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.