Hartlepool easily beat Notts County in what proved to be Martin Allen's last game in charge of the visitors.

Allen was relieved of his duties following the match, which began badly for County when Evan Horwood's cross found Antony Sweeney to head home.

Neal Bishop then fired wide for County, before Sweeney grabbed his second by sweeping in Andy Monkhouse's delivery.

Hartlepool then completed the scoring when Monkhouse curled in a great effort to compound County's misery.

Allen leaves Notts County 11th in the League One table, eight points off the play-off places.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin Booked
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood
  • 29 Hartley
  • 04 Liddle (Haslam - 69' )
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 20 Murray (Humphreys - 85' )
  • 07 Brown (Boyd - 74' )
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 33 James

Substitutes

  • 21 Rafferty
  • 16 Haslam
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 09 Nish
  • 10 Boyd

Notts County

  • 17 Nelson
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 20 Freeman
  • 24 Chilvers
  • 35 Stewart Booked
  • 10 Bishop Booked
  • 11 J Hughes
  • 14 Judge (Forte - 60' )
  • 31 Mahon
  • 09 L Hughes (Sodje - 65' )
  • 22 Burgess (Montano - 59' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 21 Mitchell
  • 18 Sodje
  • 06 Bencherif
  • 15 Forte
  • 30 Montano
Ref: Langford
Att: 4,718

Match Stats

Shots

11 4

On target

6 1

Corners

8 2

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

95:44 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:07

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan from the left by-line, clearance made by Sam Collins.

90:00 +2:55

Gavin Mahon concedes a free kick for a foul on Antony Sweeney. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.

90:00 +2:19

Andy Monkhouse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop. Alan Sheehan takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:40

Direct free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

90:00 +1:40 Booking

Booking Booking for Cristian Montano for dissent.

90:00 +1:37 Booking

Booking Booking for Neil Austin for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:13

Foul by Neil Austin on Cristian Montano, free kick awarded.

90:00 +0:56

Luke James takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Jonathan Forte.

90:00 +0:40

Shot by Andy Monkhouse. Save by Stuart Nelson.

88:10

Neal Bishop fouled by Andy Monkhouse, the ref awards a free kick. Damion Stewart takes the direct free kick.

86:01

The offside flag is raised against Andy Monkhouse. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

85:20

Cristian Montano challenges Andy Monkhouse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

84:22 Substitution

Substitution Ritchie Humphreys on for Paul Murray.

84:12

Luke James produces a cross, Liam Chilvers makes a clearance.

80:42

Corner taken by Alan Sheehan, save made by Scott Flinders.

80:36

A cross is delivered by Cristian Montano, clearance made by Paul Murray.

79:31

Neal Bishop has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

78:41

Sam Collins challenges Jonathan Forte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Liam Chilvers, Paul Murray gets a block in.

77:45

The assist for the goal came from Antony Sweeney.

77:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Monkhouse - Hartlepool 3 - 0 Notts Co Andy Monkhouse gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 3-0 Notts County.

76:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Austin by Jonathan Forte. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

74:52

Luke James fouled by Alan Sheehan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

74:38

The ball is delivered by Alan Sheehan, Antony Sweeney manages to make a clearance.

73:58 Substitution

Substitution Adam Boyd joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Brown.

71:33

Evan Horwood has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

70:47

Indirect free kick taken by Neil Austin.

69:11

The referee blows for offside against Luke James. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

68:08 Substitution

Substitution Steven Haslam is brought on as a substitute for Gary Liddle.

64:51

Strike comes in from Neil Austin from the free kick, clearance by Neal Bishop.

64:51 Substitution

Substitution Sam Sodje replaces Lee Hughes.

64:51 Booking

Booking The referee shows Neal Bishop a yellow card.

64:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Liddle by Neal Bishop.

61:01

Neil Austin crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Alan Sheehan.

61:01 Booking

Booking Damion Stewart booked.

60:31

Luke James fouled by Damion Stewart, the ref awards a free kick.

58:46 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Forte is brought on as a substitute for Alan Judge.

58:46 Substitution

Substitution Ben Burgess leaves the field to be replaced by Cristian Montano.

57:11

Corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Liam Chilvers.

54:36

Foul by Antony Sweeney on Alan Judge, free kick awarded. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

52:58

Assist on the goal came from Neil Austin.

52:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Antony Sweeney - Hartlepool 2 - 0 Notts Co Goal scored by Antony Sweeney from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 2-0 Notts County.

52:28

Paul Murray crosses the ball, Damion Stewart makes a clearance.

49:58

Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, clearance made by Damion Stewart.

49:16

Neal Bishop has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

48:44

Centre by Kieron Freeman, save by Scott Flinders.

48:17

Luke James is caught offside. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

47:15

The ball is crossed by Luke James. Evan Horwood takes the inswinging corner, Damion Stewart manages to make a clearance.

46:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke James, Sam Collins takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.

45:22

Kieron Freeman challenges James Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:20 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:03

Luke James fouled by Neal Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Austin takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:18

Antony Sweeney produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

44:37

Jeff Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke James. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Evan Horwood, clearance made by Gavin Mahon.

43:43

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

42:44

Luke James produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

40:34

Foul by Gary Liddle on Gavin Mahon, free kick awarded. Liam Chilvers takes the direct free kick.

38:42

Alan Judge challenges Evan Horwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Austin delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Stuart Nelson.

36:57

Assist by Evan Horwood.

36:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Antony Sweeney - Hartlepool 1 - 0 Notts Co Antony Sweeney grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Hartlepool 1-0 Notts County.

34:45

Alan Sheehan sends in a cross, comfortable save by Scott Flinders.

34:23

The ball is crossed by Alan Judge, clearance made by Peter Hartley.

32:56

Neil Austin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

32:07

James Brown fouled by Alan Judge, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Austin crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Ben Burgess manages to make a clearance.

31:54

Lee Hughes is ruled offside. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.

30:32

A cross is delivered by Neil Austin, save by Stuart Nelson.

28:43

Alan Judge produces a cross.

27:37

Neil Austin sends in a cross, James Brown has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

26:45

Inswinging corner taken by Luke James from the left by-line, save by Stuart Nelson.

25:36

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Luke James goes wide right of the goal.

24:50

Lee Hughes is caught offside. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.

24:16

Neil Austin fouled by Alan Sheehan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.

22:50

Foul by James Brown on Kieron Freeman, free kick awarded. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

22:00

The ball is delivered by Kieron Freeman, save made by Scott Flinders.

19:39

Lee Hughes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

18:23

Alan Sheehan sends in a cross, Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.

17:51

Andy Monkhouse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Sheehan. Alan Sheehan takes the free kick.

15:53

Neil Austin challenges Alan Judge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

13:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Burgess on Sam Collins. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

9:58

Jeff Hughes produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

7:58

Luke James crosses the ball. Evan Horwood produces a cross, Damion Stewart manages to make a clearance.

5:18

Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, clearance by Alan Sheehan.

5:11

The ball is crossed by Evan Horwood, clearance made by Gavin Mahon.

4:17

Luke James takes the inswinging corner, Damion Stewart manages to make a clearance.

2:48

The official flags Lee Hughes offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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