• FT

    Bournemouth

    3

    Tranmere

    1

  • FT

    Colchester

    2

    Carlisle

    0

  • FT

    Coventry

    1

    Notts County

    2

  • FT

    Doncaster

    2

    Brentford

    1

  • FT

    Hartlepool

    0

    Crawley Town

    1

  • FT

    MK Dons

    0

    Stevenage

    1

  • FT

    Oldham

    2

    L Orient

    0

  • FT

    Portsmouth

    3

    Shrewsbury

    1

  • FT

    Preston

    0

    Sheff Utd

    1

  • FT

    Swindon

    1

    Scunthorpe

    1

  • FT

    Walsall

    2

    Crewe

    2

  • FT

    Yeovil

    2

    Bury

    1

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE

Victoria Park

Referee: Keith Wright | Attendance: 3852

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FT

Crawley Town

  • Hope Akpan 15'

Cooper left feeling the heat

The pressure intensified on Hartlepool boss Neale Cooper after his side lost again at home - this time going down 1-0 to Crawley.

The visitors moved into fourth spot in the table after a comfortable fourth away win of the season, while Pools stay second from bottom with only one win to their name this season.

The only goal of an untidy game came after 14 minutes. Pools failed to defend a corner with any conviction and visiting midfielder Hope Akpan sent a dipping volley low past Pools goalkeeper Scott Flinders.

The Pools keeper made two vital first-half stops to keep his team in with a shout. First he got down low to deny Jon Forte from close range and then stood firm to keep out a goalbound close-range effort from Nicky Adams.

It was 55 minutes before Pools got a shot on target, right-back Neil Austin drilling a low free-kick at goal that Paul Jones saved and the Crawley goalkeeper then denied the same player when his low, long-range shot was curling towards the bottom corner.

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Scoring Summary

  • Hartlepool United
  • Crawley Town
 
(15') Hope Akpan

Match Stats

  • Hartlepool United
  • Crawley Town
9(5) Shots (on goal) 9(6)
11 Fouls 14
4 Corner kicks 8
4 Offsides 4
49% Time of Possession 51%
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
13 Saves 5

Teams

  • Hartlepool United
  • Crawley Town
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Jack Baldwin (64')
Simon Walton (90 + 4')
Steve Howard (90 + 6')
Nicky Adams (45 + 1')
Claude Davis (86')