League One

December 8, 2012

Full-time

Hartlepool United

0 - 2

Stevenage

League One

15:00 +00:00, December 8, 2012

Victoria Park

Referee: R Madley

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.

Scoring Summary

Hartlepool United Stevenage
 Marcus Haber (19')
 Lucas Akins (pen 60')