Hartlepool picked up their first victory of the season at Rochdale, who are still without a win in League One.

The visitors had drawn their previous four league matches and took the lead early on when Steve Haslam's cross was headed in by Adam Boyd.

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro volleyed Rochdale level before James Poole restored Hartlepool's advantage from 20 yards.

And Poole sealed the win, netting his second with four minutes remaining after latching onto Paul Murray's pass.

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Rochdale manager Steve Eyre told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think all the results and performances up to now have been fair and square, including this one today.

"We're not giving ourselves a chance in games at the moment as we're not doing the ugly things well, and not being as good as the opposition in both penalty areas.

"Both teams wanted three points, it was crucial we scored first and that absolutely changed the game twice."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Rochdale

  • 23 Lucas
  • 02 Darby
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 04 Holness
  • 12 Balkestein
  • 07 Kennedy (Thompson - 61' )
  • 08 Jones
  • 11 Adams (Barnes-Homer - 73' )
  • 16 Tutte
  • 10 Grimes
  • 26 Akpa Akpro

Substitutes

  • 01 Kean
  • 05 Trotman
  • 14 Twaddle
  • 15 Thompson
  • 19 Barnes-Homer

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 06 Horwood
  • 16 Haslam
  • 29 Hartley
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 04 Liddle
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 20 Murray
  • 09 Nish (Poole - 38' )
  • 10 Boyd (Brown - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Rafferty
  • 18 Baldwin
  • 30 Holden
  • 07 Brown
  • 08 Poole
Ref: Haywood
Att: 2,600

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

5 5

Corners

11 2

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:28 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:04

James Poole fouled by Gary Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Haslam restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:03

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

90:00 +0:48

Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Tutte.

90:00 +0:23

Steven Haslam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Holness. Free kick taken by Gary Jones.

88:51

Ritchie Humphreys takes a shot. Save by David Lucas.

87:19

A cross is delivered by Joe Thompson, save by Scott Flinders.

86:07

The assist for the goal came from Paul Murray.

86:07 Goal scored

Goal! - James Poole - Rochdale 1 - 3 Hartlepool Goal scored by James Poole from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-3 Hartlepool.

85:35

Ritchie Humphreys produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

82:50

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

81:07

Marcus Holness gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Poole. Steven Haslam takes the indirect free kick.

79:45

Corner taken by Andrew Tutte from the left by-line, James Brown manages to make a clearance.

77:44

Andrew Tutte has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

75:30

James Brown takes a shot. Pim Balkestein makes a clearance.

75:22

Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood.

74:02

Gary Liddle fouled by Gary Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the indirect free kick.

72:04 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Nicky Adams.

70:14 Substitution

Substitution Adam Boyd leaves the field to be replaced by James Brown.

69:49

Effort from inside the area by Gary Jones misses to the left of the target.

68:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte by Paul Murray. Nicky Adams takes the free kick.

65:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Poole by Nicky Adams. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.

64:19

Adam Boyd challenges Andrew Tutte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Jones takes the indirect free kick.

60:48 Substitution

Substitution Jason Kennedy goes off and Joe Thompson comes on.

58:02

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Adams, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot.

56:59

Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Blocked by Neil Austin.

52:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Boyd on Joe Widdowson. David Lucas takes the free kick.

49:00

Ashley Grimes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Austin. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.

48:25

Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Paul Murray makes a clearance.

46:31

Assist by Paul Murray.

46:31 Goal scored

Goal! - James Poole - Rochdale 1 - 2 Hartlepool James Poole finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-2 Hartlepool.

45:30

Corner taken by Neil Austin played to the near post, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro makes a clearance.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:08

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams played to the near post, Gary Liddle manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:54

Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Andy Monkhouse.

37:43

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Andy Monkhouse misses to the left of the target.

37:04 Substitution

Substitution James Poole comes on in place of Colin Nish.

35:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Jones by Adam Boyd. Jason Kennedy takes the free kick.

33:16

Shot from outside the box by Andrew Tutte goes wide right of the target.

31:52

Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line.

31:06

Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Blocked by Neil Austin.

29:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Murray by Ashley Grimes. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Austin.

23:27

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nicky Adams.

20:52

Evan Horwood challenges Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Adams restarts play with the free kick.

19:17

Evan Horwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Nicky Adams restarts play with the free kick.

18:32

Colin Nish is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Pim Balkestein.

17:42

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Adams, clearance made by Peter Hartley.

17:19

Nicky Adams takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Gary Liddle.

16:57

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot.

16:00

Gary Liddle fouled by Gary Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Austin takes the indirect free kick.

15:08

Assist by Gary Jones.

15:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro - Rochdale 1 - 1 Hartlepool Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-1 Hartlepool.

14:09

Shot from just outside the box by Adam Boyd goes over the bar.

8:46

Foul by Steven Haslam on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, free kick awarded. Nicky Adams delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

8:27

Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line played to the near post.

6:58

The assist for the goal came from Steven Haslam.

6:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Boyd - Rochdale 0 - 1 Hartlepool Adam Boyd scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Rochdale 0-1 Hartlepool.

4:21

Andy Monkhouse takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

1:41

Foul by Andy Monkhouse on Joe Widdowson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Nicky Adams, save by Scott Flinders.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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