December 8, 2012
Boro pile on misery for Pools
Stevenage climbed back into the play-off zone with a 2-0 win at Hartlepool, their seventh away success of the season.
For the home side, a 20th game without a win equalled an unwanted club record set in 1993.
Pools started brightly and Boro goalkeeper Steve Arnold saved from Jordan Richards and Charlie Wyke in quick succession, but the visitors scored with their first attack.
Luke Freeman's cross was met by Marcus Haber and, after his header cracked back off the post, he reacted quickest to prod in the rebound.
Stevenage made the game safe after 60 minutes from the penalty spot. Jordan Richards handled a deep cross and Lucas Akins rolled the ball in.
|1 Scott Flinders||1 Steven Arnold|
|5 Sam Collins||22 Miguel Comminges|
|6 Evan Horwood||14 Mark Roberts|
|19 Jordan Richards||2 David Gray|
|18 Jack Baldwin||29 Bondz Ngala|
|11 Andy Monkhouse||7 Anthony Grant|
|3 Ritchie Humphreys||6 Greg Tansey|
|15 Antony Sweeney||11 Lucas Akins|
|7 Jonathan Franks||15 Luke Freeman|
|39 Steve Howard||8 James Dunne|
|36 Charlie Wyke||9 Marcus Haber|
|31 Adam McHugh||Chris Day 16|
|26 Paul Johnson||Lee Hills 3|
|20 Paul Murray||Oliver Risser 25|
|8 Simon Walton||Robin Shroot 32|
|10 James Poole||Matt Ball 17|
|35 Ryan Noble||Patrick Agyemang 24|
|33 Luke James||Robbie Rogers 20|
|Luke James for Andy Monkhouse (69)||Lee Hills for Luke Freeman (58)|
|Simon Walton for Jonathan Franks (69)||Patrick Agyemang for Marcus Haber (71)|
|James Poole for Charlie Wyke (81)||Robbie Rogers for David Gray (82)|
|· Squads: Hartlepool United | Stevenage|