Yeovil Town recovered from back-to-back League One defeats to beat bottom-of-the-table Hartlepool United.

On-loan midfielder Joe Edwards earned the Glovers their fourth home league win of the season when he headed in Sam Foley's teasing cross on seven minutes.

Yeovil continued to control a scrappy first half and Daniel Johnson and Paddy Madden went close to adding a second.

Pools, without an away victory and winless in 16 games, rallied after the break and missed numerous chances.

Striker James Poole was twice thwarted by Marek Stech before seeing his looping cross hit the bar, while Antony Sweeney thought he had found the net only for his strike to be ruled out for offside.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Yeovil

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister Booked
  • 05 Webster
  • 18 Burn
  • 22 Edwards
  • 14 Foley (Reid - 79' )
  • 21 Smith
  • 25 Johnson
  • 09 Hayter (Marsh-Brown - 64' )
  • 17 Madden

Substitutes

  • 12 Stewart
  • 04 Hinds
  • 20 Haynes-Brown
  • 07 Marsh-Brown
  • 10 Williams
  • 11 Reid

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin Booked
  • 05 Collins
  • 29 Hartley
  • 07 Franks (Wyke - 81' )
  • 08 Walton
  • 15 Sweeney Booked
  • 19 Richards
  • 20 Murray (Luscombe - 86' )
  • 10 Poole
  • 39 Howard Booked

Substitutes

  • 31 McHugh
  • 06 Horwood
  • 18 Baldwin
  • 22 Holden
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 14 Luscombe
  • 36 Wyke
Ref: Robinson
Att: 3,095

Match Stats

Shots

11 7

On target

6 4

Corners

5 5

Fouls

19 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:45 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:05

Short corner taken by Daniel Johnson from the left by-line.

90:00 +2:31

Foul by James McAllister on James Poole, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

90:00 +1:44

Steve Howard is caught offside. Marek Stech takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:17

Neil Austin fouled by Keanu Marsh-Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.

88:59

Shot from just outside the box by Reuben Reid goes over the target.

88:15

Antony Sweeney fouled by Byron Webster, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.

87:49

The ball is delivered by Daniel Johnson.

86:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Edwards on Nathan Luscombe. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.

86:12

Corner taken by Simon Walton, clearance made by Byron Webster.

85:22

Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

85:22 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Luscombe comes on in place of Paul Murray.

85:22

The referee blows for offside against Paddy Madden.

84:44

Simon Walton fouled by Reuben Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.

82:56

James McAllister takes the free kick.

82:56 Booking

Booking Neil Austin goes into the referee's book.

82:46

Neil Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on Korey Smith.

82:29

A cross is delivered by Jordan Richards, Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.

81:52

The ball is sent over by Keanu Marsh-Brown, save made by Scott Flinders.

81:32

Reuben Reid produces a cross, save by Scott Flinders.

80:19 Substitution

Substitution (Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Charlie Wyke coming on for Jonathan Franks.

79:16

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Poole from the right by-line, Steve Howard takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a comfortable save.

78:07

Marek Stech takes the free kick.

78:07 Substitution

Substitution Reuben Reid replaces Sam Foley.

78:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Howard on Byron Webster.

77:32

Unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Byron Webster results in a free kick. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.

76:55

The ball is delivered by James Poole.

74:41

James McAllister fouled by Jordan Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Marek Stech takes the free kick. The assistant referee signals for offside against Keanu Marsh-Brown. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

73:55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Paddy Madden. Peter Hartley takes the indirect free kick.

73:32

Centre by Jonathan Franks, Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a comfortable save.

73:07

Steve Howard fouled by Dan Burn, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Franks restarts play with the free kick.

72:39

Daniel Johnson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Scott Flinders.

70:56

The ball is delivered by Paddy Madden, Sam Collins makes a clearance.

70:27

Keanu Marsh-Brown takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

68:38

Centre by James Poole, Dan Burn makes a clearance.

67:49

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Poole, Steve Howard takes a shot. Comfortable save by Marek Stech.

66:38

Keanu Marsh-Brown has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

65:53

Shot from just outside the area by James Poole goes over the bar.

64:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Poole, clearance made by Dan Burn.

63:10 Substitution

Substitution Keanu Marsh-Brown comes on in place of James Hayter.

62:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paddy Madden on Paul Murray. Free kick taken by Paul Murray.

60:54

Daniel Johnson takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

58:50

The referee blows for offside. Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.

56:57

Steve Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Webster. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech.

55:51

James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

55:51 Booking

Booking Steve Howard is booked.

55:19

Steve Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Ayling.

54:13

Centre by Korey Smith, Header from close range by Paddy Madden misses to the right of the goal.

52:01

James Poole takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech. Inswinging corner taken by Simon Walton from the left by-line, Peter Hartley produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

51:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Byron Webster. Free kick taken by Simon Walton.

49:49

The ball is swung over by Neil Austin, Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.

48:37

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Joe Edwards misses to the left of the target.

47:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Walton by Korey Smith. Simon Walton takes the free kick.

47:19

Effort on goal by Simon Walton from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:25

The ball is sent over by Korey Smith.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:19

Jonathan Franks challenges Daniel Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech.

42:33

Corner taken left-footed by James McAllister from the right by-line, Paddy Madden takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save. The assistant referee flags for offside against James Hayter. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

38:42

The ball is sent over by James McAllister, Paddy Madden takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.

37:36

Neil Austin fouled by Joe Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

36:33

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Poole. Marek Stech takes the indirect free kick.

35:22

Neil Austin fouled by Joe Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

32:56

Luke Ayling sends in a cross, save made by Scott Flinders.

31:23

Jonathan Franks is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

30:36

Unfair challenge on Peter Hartley by Byron Webster results in a free kick. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

29:58

James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

29:58 Booking

Booking Antony Sweeney goes into the referee's book.

29:45

Korey Smith fouled by Antony Sweeney, the ref awards a free kick.

28:58

Free kick taken by Sam Collins.

28:58 Booking

Booking James McAllister booked.

28:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McAllister on James Poole.

27:07

The referee blows for offside. Sam Collins takes the free kick.

25:57

Effort on goal by Daniel Johnson from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

25:12

Corner taken by James McAllister, Scott Flinders makes a save.

23:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McAllister on James Poole. Direct free kick taken by Sam Collins.

21:30

Daniel Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Walton. Direct free kick taken by Simon Walton.

19:25

The official flags Antony Sweeney offside. Free kick taken by Marek Stech.

16:56

Unfair challenge on James McAllister by James Poole results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marek Stech.

15:45

Unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Dan Burn results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.

11:49

The official flags Paddy Madden offside. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.

10:57

Sam Foley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Richards. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

10:30

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marek Stech.

6:34

Sam Foley provided the assist for the goal.

6:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Edwards - Yeovil 1 - 0 Hartlepool Joe Edwards gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Yeovil 1-0 Hartlepool.

6:32

Centre by Sam Foley,

3:52

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sam Foley, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Hartley by Byron Webster. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

1:59

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James McAllister from the right by-line, Sam Collins makes a clearance.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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