League One basement club Hartlepool secured only their third win of the season against struggling Portsmouth.

Jack Baldwin met Evan Horwood's free-kick to put the visitors ahead and they doubled their lead after the break when James Poole fired home.

Pompey caretaker boss Guy Whittingham made a triple substitution after 63 minutes and debutant Jed Wallace slotted in to give them a lifeline.

But their hopes were dashed when Greg Rutherford pounced in injury time.

Hartlepool remain bottom of the table but have closed the gap on Portsmouth to five points.

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Portsmouth caretaker manager Guy Whittingham told BBC Radio Solent:

"We had chances to score, we're defending pretty reasonably, they're not really troubling us apart from a couple of long distance efforts and then we go and concede to a free kick yet again.

"We keep striving and we keep working at it and you've just got to keep doing the same thing, you've got to keep working hard at what is doing the right thing.

"When you're down the bottom, when you're playing the teams down and around you, you need to win games against them because that allows you to progress up the table and also get a bit of space between you and them, so we haven't done that today."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Portsmouth

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 03 Cooper (Harris - 63' )
  • 16 Gyepes
  • 18 Ertl (Moutaouakil - 63' )
  • 33 Rocha
  • 34 Butler
  • 07 Reed (Sutherland - 63' )
  • 19 Russell
  • 35 Wallace
  • 09 Connolly
  • 17 Keene

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 04 Sodje
  • 10 Moutaouakil
  • 22 Webster
  • 06 Walker
  • 14 Sutherland
  • 21 Harris

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood
  • 18 Baldwin (James - 74' )
  • 29 Hartley
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 07 Franks
  • 08 Walton
  • 10 Poole
  • 36 Wyke (Rutherford - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 31 McHugh
  • 22 Holden
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 14 Luscombe
  • 16 Rowbotham
  • 17 Rutherford
  • 33 James
Ref: Sheldrake
Att: 10,981

Match Stats

Shots

16 13

On target

11 6

Corners

5 3

Fouls

13 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:26 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +5:31

Gabor Gyepes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Poole. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +3:45

Assist on the goal came from Jonathan Franks.

90:00 +3:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Greg Rutherford - Portsmouth 1 - 3 Hartlepool Greg Rutherford grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 1-3 Hartlepool.

90:00 +2:39

Darel Russell challenges Luke James unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:33 Substitution

Substitution Greg Rutherford comes on in place of Charlie Wyke.

90:00 +0:19

The ball is sent over by Frankie Sutherland, blocked by Ritchie Humphreys. Ritchie Humphreys handles the ball and concedes a free kick. D Butler takes the free kick.

88:40

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Franks, clearance by Yassin Moutaouakil.

86:40

Frankie Sutherland is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

85:31

David Connolly produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

83:53

Yassin Moutaouakil sends in a cross, blocked by James Poole. Corner from right by-line taken by D Butler.

83:34

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Ricardo Rocha.

81:56

Luke James has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

79:23

Charlie Wyke takes a shot. Simon Walton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darel Russell. Simon Eastwood restarts play with the free kick. Jed Wallace crosses the ball, Sam Collins manages to make a clearance.

79:08

The official flags Luke James offside. Simon Eastwood takes the indirect free kick.

77:53

Jed Wallace takes a shot. Comfortable save by Scott Flinders.

77:24

Charlie Wyke is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ricardo Rocha.

75:10

Shot from deep inside the area by Charlie Wyke clears the crossbar.

74:27

David Connolly takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

74:03

The offside flag is raised against Charlie Wyke. Simon Eastwood takes the indirect free kick.

73:08

Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.

73:08 Substitution

Substitution Luke James joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Baldwin.

73:08

Jack Baldwin fouled by Darel Russell, the ref awards a free kick.

72:09

James Poole has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

68:56

D Butler sends in a cross, save made by Scott Flinders.

68:25

Charlie Wyke challenges Ricardo Rocha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darel Russell takes the free kick.

67:20

The ball is sent over by Yassin Moutaouakil.

66:17

Assist on the goal came from James Keene.

66:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Jed Wallace - Portsmouth 1 - 2 Hartlepool Jed Wallace grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Portsmouth 1-2 Hartlepool.

64:31

James Poole takes a shot. Save by Simon Eastwood. Evan Horwood decides to take the corner short.

63:49

James Keene challenges Neil Austin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

62:31 Substitution

Substitution Johnny Ertl leaves the field to be replaced by Yassin Moutaouakil.

62:31 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Harris replaces Shaun Cooper.

62:31 Substitution

Substitution Frankie Sutherland comes on in place of Adam Reed.

61:17

Shot by Darel Russell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target. Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Cooper from the left by-line played to the near post, Ritchie Humphreys manages to make a clearance.

60:52

Jonathan Franks sends in a cross, clearance made by Ricardo Rocha.

59:33

The official flags Adam Reed offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

56:56

D Butler decides to take the corner short.

55:59

Adam Reed sends in a cross.

55:51

A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.

55:17

The ball is sent over by D Butler.

51:08 Goal scored

Goal! - James Poole - Portsmouth 0 - 2 Hartlepool A goal is scored by James Poole from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 0-2 Hartlepool.

50:33

Shot from just outside the area by James Keene misses to the right of the target.

46:57

The ball is swung over by D Butler, Jack Baldwin gets a block in.

45:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Franks by Darel Russell. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

45:27

Evan Horwood produces a cross, James Poole has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:57

Centre by Jed Wallace, Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.

44:22

Gabor Gyepes concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Franks. Simon Walton restarts play with the free kick.

42:23

The ball is delivered by Jed Wallace, clearance by Peter Hartley.

42:04

Darel Russell takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Hartley.

38:38

The referee blows for offside against David Connolly. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.

37:47

Unfair challenge on Evan Horwood by Jed Wallace results in a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.

37:10

Simon Walton takes a shot. Save made by Simon Eastwood.

36:33

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Evan Horwood.

35:54

Foul by Gabor Gyepes on James Poole, free kick awarded. Simon Walton takes the direct free kick.

34:42

David Connolly takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

33:43

Centre by Jed Wallace, clearance by Peter Hartley.

32:07

D Butler takes the inswinging corner, save made by Scott Flinders.

30:45

Evan Horwood sends in a cross, clearance made by Gabor Gyepes.

28:37

Cross/shot by Jed Wallace.

27:23

Charlie Wyke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jed Wallace. Shaun Cooper takes the free kick. Darel Russell takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Walton.

25:10

James Poole sends in a cross.

24:42

Charlie Wyke fouled by Johnny Ertl, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Walton takes the free kick.

22:51

Adam Reed challenges James Poole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

22:02

Neil Austin takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Ertl.

20:51

Adam Reed concedes a free kick for a foul on James Poole. Free kick taken by Simon Walton.

17:53

Evan Horwood provided the assist for the goal.

17:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Baldwin - Portsmouth 0 - 1 Hartlepool Jack Baldwin scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Portsmouth 0-1 Hartlepool.

17:27

Unfair challenge on Jack Baldwin by Shaun Cooper results in a free kick. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.

16:13

Darel Russell takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. David Connolly takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by D Butler, Headed from the edge of the area by Darel Russell goes wide of the left-hand upright.

15:32

Peter Hartley concedes a free kick for a foul on David Connolly. D Butler takes the direct free kick.

14:02

Shaun Cooper takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. Jack Baldwin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Cooper. D Butler produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Scott Flinders.

12:53

The ball is swung over by Neil Austin, Johnny Ertl manages to make a clearance. Evan Horwood has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

12:13

The offside flag is raised against James Keene. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

10:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Austin on David Connolly. Gabor Gyepes takes the direct free kick.

10:14

James Keene takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Collins.

7:18

Shot by Peter Hartley from just outside the area goes over the net.

6:47

Corner from right by-line crossed in by Evan Horwood, Gabor Gyepes makes a clearance.

5:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Cooper on James Poole. Free kick taken by Sam Collins.

5:04

The ball is crossed by Neil Austin, Shaun Cooper makes a clearance.

1:23

The ball is crossed by Jed Wallace.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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