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Hartlepool United 1-0 Woking

Hartlepool kept up the pressure on leaders Sutton as Rhys Oates' eighth goal of the season was enough to see off Woking 1-0.

Second-placed Pools started on the front foot and should have been ahead after 14 minutes but Luke Molyneux's shot hit the crossbar from Oates' cutback.

Midfielder Luke Williams came close to the opener after 21 minutes following a driving run from full-back Jamie Sterry, while at the other end, former Hartlepool striker Niko Muir almost marked his return to Victoria Park with a goal from a Matt Jarvis cross.

Goalkeeper Ben Killip pulled off a stunning save to deny Woking forward Sam Ashford on the hour, while Oates should have put the home side in front shortly afterwards but he fired wide from close range.

Ashford was denied by the woodwork in the 66th minute but it was Hartlepool, after a spell of pressure, who broke the deadlock with 10 minutes remaining.

Oates was played in by substitute Mark Shelton and he fired the ball across the keeper and in off the far post to move Hartlepool four points behind Sutton.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Killip
  • 23Sterry
  • 4Liddle
  • 19WhiteSubstituted forHolohanat 70'minutes
  • 3Ferguson
  • 15JohnsonBooked at 37mins
  • 8Featherstone
  • 18WilliamsSubstituted forSheltonat 70'minutes
  • 11Oates
  • 10MolyneuxSubstituted forDonaldsonat 90+1'minutes
  • 29Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 6Shelton
  • 7Donaldson
  • 9Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 14Holohan
  • 33Cooper

Woking

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Smith
  • 3Casey
  • 5Gerring
  • 16Lofthouse
  • 8Ferdinand
  • 6Diarra
  • 11Jarvis
  • 18Dempsey
  • 19MuirSubstituted forKretzschmarat 57'minutes
  • 20Napa
  • 25AshfordSubstituted forWarehamat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Cooper
  • 10Kretzschmar
  • 15Skinner
  • 21Block
  • 23Wareham
Referee:
Paul Marsden

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Woking 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Woking 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Ryan Donaldson replaces Luke Molyneux.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Jayden Wareham replaces Sam Ashford.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Woking 0. Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Mark Shelton replaces Luke Williams.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Gavan Holohan replaces Tom White.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Max Kretzschmar replaces Niko Muir.

  9. Second Half

    Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Woking 0.

  10. Half Time

    First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Woking 0.

  11. Booking

    Ryan Johnson (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  13. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sutton United27176446232357
2Hartlepool30158739271253
3Torquay28156748291951
4Stockport28138740241647
5Wrexham29138840291147
6Notts County26136734211345
7Bromley28128846351144
8Halifax28127943331043
9Eastleigh28111073628843
10Boreham Wood3091383632440
11Chesterfield261231138281039
12Maidenhead United2511684036439
13Aldershot27115114140138
14Yeovil30115144347-438
15Altrincham31108133439-538
16Dag & Red28107112835-737
17Solihull Moors2695122832-432
18Woking2787123031-131
19Wealdstone2785143456-2229
20Weymouth2876153142-1127
21King's Lynn2766153354-2124
22Barnet2734202165-4413
23Dover1531111235-2310
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