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Hartlepool United 1-1 Yeovil Town

Hartlepool were denied victory by one of their own as Yeovil earned a draw against Dave Jones' side.

Glovers midfielder Matty Dolan was born in Hartlepool and has spent two loan spells at the club.

But, presented with a second-half penalty to level the scores, he made no mistake, sending keeper Adam Bartlett the wrong way from 12 yards on 69 minutes.

The penalty came after Andrew Nelson, making his Pools debut after signing from Sunderland on loan, needlessly felled Francois Zoko in the area.

Hartlepool also gave a debut to Louis Rooney, signed from Plymouth, and he was lively up front, sending Padraig Amond clear early on to lob just over.

Rooney then skirted around keeper Artur Krysiak, but his angled finish was blocked by covering defender Darren Ward.

Pools took the lead on 64 minutes when Nelson's deep cross picked out Amond and he looped home a header from 16 yards for his 11th of the season.

After Dolan's leveller, he almost won it with a curling free-kick from 22 yards which Bartlett dived full-stretch to keep out.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 13Bartlett
  • 33Donnelly
  • 6Bates
  • 26Harrison
  • 39Kavanagh
  • 8Walker
  • 4Featherstone
  • 22NelsonBooked at 90mins
  • 9Amond
  • 15AlessandraSubstituted forThomasat 71'minutes
  • 28Rooney

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 11Oates
  • 18Hawkins
  • 23Smith
  • 29Martin
  • 35Richardson
  • 42Fryer

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2ShephardBooked at 40mins
  • 3Smith
  • 6LaceySubstituted forWardat 32'minutes
  • 11Dickson
  • 28Whitfield
  • 4Dolan
  • 16Butcher
  • 31Akpa-AkproSubstituted forJonesat 79'minutes
  • 9EavesSubstituted forSowunmiat 65'minutes
  • 13Zoko

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 12Maddison
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 19Goodship
  • 24Jones
  • 26Ward
  • 32James
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
3,410

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Yeovil Town 1.

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Yeovil Town).

Andrew Nelson (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

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

Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Nelson (Hartlepool United).

Omar Sowunmi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United).

Attempt blocked. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Louis Rooney (Hartlepool United).

Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Adam Bartlett.

Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Owain Jones replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Attempt missed. Louis Rooney (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nathan Thomas replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Yeovil Town 1. Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Yeovil Town. Francois Zoko draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Andrew Nelson (Hartlepool United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Hand ball by Omar Sowunmi (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Omar Sowunmi replaces Tom Eaves.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Yeovil Town 0. Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Andrew Nelson.

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

Attempt blocked. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Louis Rooney (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

Attempt blocked. Louis Rooney (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Ben Whitfield (Yeovil Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Yeovil Town 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster29195559352462
2Plymouth28183745301557
3Carlisle291313351391252
4Exeter291531148291948
5Luton291210742281446
6Wycombe2813783732546
7Portsmouth28136940281245
8Mansfield29111083330343
9Colchester2811894235741
10Barnet29101183840-241
11Grimsby29117113634240
12Cambridge28116113632439
13Stevenage29123144447-339
14Blackpool27910839281137
15Yeovil2999113136-536
16Crawley27105123342-935
17Morecambe2695123344-1132
18Hartlepool29710123748-1131
19Accrington2778122635-929
20Cheltenham29611123242-1029
21Crewe29611122643-1729
22Notts County2975173053-2326
23Leyton Orient2874172943-1425
24Newport2858153347-1423
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