Jack Compton scored one goal and made two as Hartlepool eased past Exeter to earn a third away victory in a week.

Pools followed up a 4-1 League Two win at Mansfield and Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory at Sheffield United with a sparkling display.

A well-worked corner saw Compton tee up Jack Baldwin to head the opener.

Compton's exquisite pass found Luke James, who made it 2-0 with a fine lob after the interval, and a superb Compton half-volley sealed the win.

The Grecians, who slip from third to sixth in the table, did not muster a noteworthy attempt on goal until three minutes from the end.

Pools could easily have scored more goals and have now won three of their last five games, having not tasted victory in their opening seven league fixtures.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Butterfield (Moore-Taylor - 23' )
  • 03 Woodman
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Coles
  • 32 Wheeler (Keohane - 45' )
  • 14 Doherty Booked
  • 04 Bennett
  • 10 Gow (O'Flynn - 66' )
  • 11 Davies

Substitutes

  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 20 Nichols
  • 22 Keohane
  • 26 Tillson
  • 29 Grimes
  • 30 Pym

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 21 Duckworth
  • 02 Austin
  • 08 Walton
  • 06 Baldwin
  • 35 Burgess
  • 14 Compton (Richards - 80' )
  • 04 Dolan
  • 10 Poole (Sweeney - 86' )
  • 33 James (Franks - 74' )
  • 11 Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 07 Franks
  • 13 Rafferty
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 19 Richards
  • 22 Holden
  • 23 Rodney
  • 38 Walker
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 3,615

Match Stats

Shots

7 12

On target

2 7

Corners

4 4

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 3.

90:00 +3:36 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 3.

90:00 +3:12

Attempt missed. Tommy Doherty (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90:00 +1:36

Attempt missed. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

90:00 +0:32

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

90:00 +0:32

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:00

Attempt saved. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

86:46

Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

86:46

Tommy Doherty (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces James Poole.

85:30

James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:30

Foul by Pat Baldwin (Exeter City).

81:22

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

79:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces Jack Compton.

79:12

Attempt saved. James Poole (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

76:24

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

75:54

Attempt missed. James Poole (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

73:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Luke James.

66:05

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

66:05

James Poole (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. John O'Flynn replaces Alan Gow.

61:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 3. Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

61:05

Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).

61:05

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:40

Tommy Doherty (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:40

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United).

55:16

Attempt missed. James Poole (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

52:25

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:25

Foul by Jack Compton (Hartlepool United).

51:37

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:37

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United).

49:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 2. Luke James (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Compton.

45:00

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces David Wheeler.

45:00 +1:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 1.

44:25

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

44:25

Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:29

Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

42:03

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

42:03

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:49

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

40:30

Attempt blocked. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

39:49

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:49

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

39:04

Attempt blocked. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

37:11

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:11

Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

31:17

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

30:24

Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

29:18

Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

28:53

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

27:52

Attempt saved. Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

26:44

Attempt saved. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

25:30

Attempt saved. James Poole (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

22:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Jordan Moore-Taylor replaces Danny Butterfield because of an injury.

20:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 1. Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Compton with a cross.

19:38

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

16:47

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

14:16 Booking

Booking Tommy Doherty (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

14:04

Foul by Tommy Doherty (Exeter City).

14:04

Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:10

Pat Baldwin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:10

Foul by Luke James (Hartlepool United).

10:30

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

10:30

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:38

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

9:25

Attempt blocked. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

8:16

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

8:16

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

4:38

Foul by Jack Compton (Hartlepool United).

4:38

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:28

Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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