League Two
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Stevenage 6-1 Hartlepool United

Tyler Walker claimed a brace as Stevenage bounced back from a drubbing at Grimsby to thrash Hartlepool United and move up to 15th in the League Two table.

Seven days after their humbling 5-2 defeat, Boro put six past hapless Pools.

Yet the visitors - who have failed to beat Stevenage in 10 attempts - took the lead early on.

When the match was just four minutes old, Jordan Richards cross was not dealt with and Nathan Thomas knocked in.

Pools then controlled the next 10 minutes of the match but little did they know what was to follow.

After 27 minutes, Boro nicked possession and a low Ronnie Henry cross was turned in by Tom Pett from close range.

Debutant Walker curled wide before he scored a lovely second. A deep corner from Michael Tonge was not cleared in time and - with his back to goal - the Nottingham Forest loanee took off with his back to goal to volley in to make it 2-1 at the break.

A high corner after 53 minutes was turned in by Dean Wells at the second attempt and four minutes later came the fourth. The action started from a break down the left side as Boro cut through Pools and Walker rolled in his second.

Number five arrived from the penalty spot 69 minutes in as Tonge drilled the ball home after being manhandled by Carl Magnay in the box.

Walker should have had a hat-trick just a minute later but his shot was comfortably collected by goalkeeper Adam Bartlett.

And the sixth came with 12 minutes remaining as Bartlett raced off his line but failed in a one-to-one with substitute Henry Cowans, who headed into an empty net.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 25HenrySubstituted forKerrat 81'minutes
  • 19WellsSubstituted forLeeat 77'minutes
  • 5Franks
  • 33NtlheBooked at 34mins
  • 11Pett
  • 4King
  • 18Tonge
  • 3Fox
  • 24Godden
  • 10WalkerSubstituted forCowansat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Liburd
  • 15Hyde
  • 16Day
  • 20Hunte
  • 22Lee
  • 23Cowans
  • 28Kerr

Hartlepool

  • 13Bartlett
  • 19RichardsBooked at 43mins
  • 2Magnay
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 83mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 14WoodsSubstituted forLaurentat 70'minutes
  • 4Featherstone
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forPaynterat 56'minutes
  • 15Alessandra
  • 9AmondSubstituted forFewsterat 60'minutes
  • 7Thomas

Substitutes

  • 10Paynter
  • 18Hawkins
  • 28Laurent
  • 29Martin
  • 31Dudzinski
  • 32Fewster
  • 34Heardman
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
2,401

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 6, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 6, Hartlepool United 1.

Henry Cowans (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United).

Attempt saved. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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

Andrew Fox (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United).

Booking

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matt Godden (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Jack King (Stevenage).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Nathan Kerr replaces Ronnie Henry.

Andrew Fox (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Bradley Fewster (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 6, Hartlepool United 1. Matt Godden (Stevenage) header from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack King.

Foul by Andrew Fox (Stevenage).

Bradley Fewster (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Charlie Lee replaces Dean Wells because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Delay in match Tom Pett (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Adam Bartlett.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Henry Cowans replaces Tyler Walker.

Attempt saved. Tyler Walker (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Laurent replaces Michael Woods.

Hand ball by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 5, Hartlepool United 1. Michael Tonge (Stevenage) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty Stevenage. Tom Pett draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton6411145913
2Morecambe640297212
3Plymouth640265112
4Portsmouth632173411
5Mansfield632176111
6Doncaster6312107310
7Leyton Orient631296310
8Colchester6312108210
9Carlisle624075210
10Crewe62318809
11Blackpool62227438
12Notts County62229908
13Crawley622258-38
14Grimsby6213131127
15Stevenage62131213-17
16Barnet51315416
17Cheltenham61325506
18Exeter620469-36
19Hartlepool61321015-56
20Newport512278-15
21Accrington6123811-35
22Wycombe612349-55
23Yeovil6114410-64
24Cambridge603339-63
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