Match ends, Oxford United 2, Hartlepool United 0.
Oxford United ended a run of two games without a win as they defeated Hartlepool United and maintained their push for automatic promotion.
Kemar Roofe scored on the rebound to open the scoring after Liam Sercombe's effort had hit the woodwork.
Sercombe secured the points in stoppage time when he broke through on goal and calmly beat the goalkeeper.
The visitors best effort came through a Matthew Bates glancing header that flew just wide.
Victory keeps the U's in League Two's automatic promotion places but with fourth-placed Bristol Rovers also winning the gap is just a point while defeat for Pools keeps them in 16th.
- 3SkarzBooked at 28minsSubstituted forLundstramat 65'minutes
- 11MacDonaldSubstituted forRobertsat 79'minutesBooked at 86mins
- 4RoofeSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 57'minutes
- 6BatesBooked at 38mins
- 3CarrollBooked at 64mins
- 18HawkinsBooked at 63mins
- 14WoodsSubstituted forBinghamat 79'minutes
- 30GraySubstituted forOatesat 70'minutes
- 33JamesSubstituted forDuckworthat 85'minutes
- Chris Kavanagh
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Hartlepool United 0.
Goal! Oxford United 2, Hartlepool United 0. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).
Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United).
Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United).
Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Matthew Bates.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lewis Hawkins.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.
Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
James Roberts (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Duckworth replaces Luke James.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Danny Hylton.
Attempt missed. Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rakish Bingham replaces Michael Woods.
Substitution, Oxford United. James Roberts replaces Alexander MacDonald because of an injury.