• FT

    Swindon

    5

    Portsmouth

    0

  • FT

    Brentford

    0

    Bournemouth

    0

  • FT

    Bury

    0

    Tranmere

    1

  • FT

    Coventry

    0

    Shrewsbury

    1

  • FT

    Crawley Town

    3

    Colchester

    0

  • FT

    Crewe

    1

    Carlisle

    0

  • FT

    Doncaster

    2

    Sheff Utd

    2

  • FT

    Hartlepool

    0

    Preston

    1

  • FT

    Notts County

    1

    MK Dons

    2

  • FT

    Scunthorpe

    2

    Oldham

    2

  • FT

    Walsall

    1

    Stevenage

    0

  • FT

    Yeovil

    3

    L Orient

    0

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE

Victoria Park

Referee: Andy Haines | Attendance: 3829

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0 - 1

FT

Preston North End

  • John Mousinho 45' +2'

Preston pip Pools to pick up points

Preston won their first game in nine league matches as they triumphed 1-0 at Hartlepool.

Not since November 10 had the Lillywhites earned three points, but John Mousinho's goal eased the pressure on manager Graham Westley.

For Pools, who were victorious on Saturday at Sheffield United to end a 22-game winless run, this was their fifth successive home loss and they remain rooted to the foot of the npower League One table.

Antony Sweeney latched onto a Jonathan Franks' throughball after five minutes but fired too close to visiting goalkeeper Steve Simonsen.

Striker Steve Howard was then denied at the far post by a strong Mousinho block in a positive Pools start.

But after 43 minutes they conceded a penalty, captain Peter Hartley fouling Stuart Beavon in the area. Nicky Wroe hit his spot-kick high and firm but keeper Scott Flinders flew across goal to keep it out.

Two minutes later, however, the visitors scored. Jack King's corner was fired deep into the area and Mousinho stole in unmarked to head across Flinders.

Second-half openings for either side were few and far between and the workmanlike visitors saw the game out with a last-gasp scramble when Flinders was twice denied.

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Scoring Summary

  • Hartlepool United
  • Preston North End
 
(pen miss 42') Nicky Wroe
(45 + 2') John Mousinho

Match Stats

  • Hartlepool United
  • Preston North End
11(5) Shots (on goal) 6(3)
8 Fouls 16
12 Corner kicks 8
1 Offsides 5
51% Time of Possession 49%
0 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
6 Saves 6

Teams

  • Hartlepool United
  • Preston North End
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Todd Kane (76')
John Welsh (78')
Stuart Beavon (90 + 3')