Goals from Francois Zoko and Neal Bishop maintained Notts County's 100% start to the League One season with a well-deserved victory over Hartlepool.

Zoko opened the scoring for the hosts after Alan Sheehan's curling cross was headed home from inside the box.

Lee Hughes then saw his first-time shot gathered at the second attempt by Hartlepool keeper Scott Flinders.

Steve Howard headed wide for Hartlepool before Bishop fired home from close range to cement a comfortable victory.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 02 Kelly
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 06 Leacock
  • 04 Bishop
  • 08 Liddle
  • 10 Judge
  • 11 J Hughes
  • 28 Boucaud (Mahon - 77' )
  • 13 Zoko (Labadie - 33' )
  • 19 L Hughes (Waite - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Mitchell
  • 17 Waite
  • 24 Wholey
  • 27 Regan
  • 14 Mahon
  • 16 Labadie
  • 18 Bencherif

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 05 Collins Booked
  • 06 Horwood
  • 18 Baldwin
  • 29 Hartley
  • 07 Franks (James - 88' )
  • 08 Walton (Luscombe - 75' )
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 10 Poole (Murray - 46' )
  • 39 Howard

Substitutes

  • 31 McHugh
  • 22 Holden
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 14 Luscombe
  • 20 Murray
  • 33 James
Ref: Attwell
Att: 4,913

Match Stats

Shots

9 2

On target

7 0

Corners

6 2

Fouls

8 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:32 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:14

Sam Collins takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

90:00 +2:52

Joss Labadie is caught offside. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:06

Alan Sheehan concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Luscombe. Antony Sweeney restarts play with the free kick.

89:56

Alan Sheehan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

87:18 Substitution

Substitution Luke James comes on in place of Jonathan Franks.

87:01 Substitution

Substitution Tyrell Waite on for Lee Hughes.

85:28

Assist by Lee Hughes.

85:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Neal Bishop - Notts Co 2 - 0 Hartlepool Neal Bishop grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Notts County 2-0 Hartlepool.

84:27

A cross is delivered by Julian Kelly.

83:25

The referee blows for offside. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the direct free kick.

80:06

Corner taken by Alan Judge from the right by-line, clearance by Sam Collins.

78:57

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Alan Sheehan from left wing.

78:57 Booking

Booking Sam Collins is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

78:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Sam Collins.

76:04

Free kick taken by Jeff Hughes.

76:04 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Mahon comes on in place of Andre Boucaud.

76:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Antony Sweeney.

75:46

Corner taken by Steve Howard from the right by-line, clearance by Dean Leacock.

74:47 Substitution

Substitution Simon Walton leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Luscombe.

72:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop by Peter Hartley. Direct free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

70:37

Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

69:21

Corner taken right-footed by Alan Judge from the right by-line, Jack Baldwin manages to make a clearance.

69:04

Lee Hughes takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Baldwin.

67:58

Evan Horwood challenges Jeff Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Sheehan delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Sam Collins makes a clearance.

66:14

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Walton from the right by-line, clearance by Julian Kelly.

65:59

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Franks, clearance made by Julian Kelly.

61:08

Alan Sheehan fouled by Steve Howard, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick, Alan Judge takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a brilliant save.

55:28

Alan Judge fouled by Jack Baldwin, the ref awards a free kick. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the free kick.

53:27

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

52:58

Corner taken by Alan Sheehan, Andy Monkhouse makes a clearance.

47:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Murray by Jeff Hughes. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Paul Murray replaces James Poole.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:33

Neal Bishop challenges Antony Sweeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

44:39

A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood, clearance made by Alan Judge.

38:10

The offside flag is raised against Lee Hughes. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

36:37

Alan Sheehan takes the inswinging corner, Andy Monkhouse makes a clearance.

36:08

Lee Hughes takes a shot.

33:55

Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

32:22 Substitution

Substitution Joss Labadie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Francois Zoko.

31:21

Unfair challenge on James Poole by Dean Leacock results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

27:39

Dean Leacock challenges Jonathan Franks unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

25:31

A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood, Andy Monkhouse has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

25:10

Andre Boucaud concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Monkhouse. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

24:14

The offside flag is raised against Lee Hughes. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

22:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Walton on Neal Bishop. Free kick crossed left-footed by Alan Sheehan, save by Scott Flinders.

21:39

Julian Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Hartley. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

17:45

Corner taken by Alan Sheehan, Headed effort from close range by Dean Leacock goes wide left of the target.

17:35

The ball is swung over by Alan Sheehan, Evan Horwood makes a clearance.

16:15

Alan Sheehan provided the assist for the goal.

16:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Francois Zoko - Notts Co 1 - 0 Hartlepool Francois Zoko scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Notts County 1-0 Hartlepool.

15:38

Corner taken right-footed by Alan Sheehan, Jack Baldwin manages to make a clearance.

15:23

Alan Judge produces a cross, Sam Collins manages to make a clearance.

12:58

Andy Monkhouse challenges Alan Sheehan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Judge produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

12:28

Sam Collins handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Julian Kelly.

11:36

Unfair challenge on Gary Liddle by Andy Monkhouse results in a free kick. Julian Kelly takes the direct free kick.

4:53

Steve Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Liddle. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the direct free kick.

2:54

Unfair challenge on Evan Horwood by Jeff Hughes results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Antony Sweeney.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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