An impressive long-range Luke James goal earned 10-man Hartlepool a win over Plymouth at Victoria Park.

Jack Compton was sent off midway into the first half for a dangerous challenge on Argyle's Jamie Reckord.

Home keeper Scott Flinders kept Plymouth at bay, with saves to deny Reuben Reid and Rommy Boco.

The home side claimed all three points after the break when James fired a low angled shot past Luke McCormick from the edge of the area.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 21 Duckworth (Collins - 92' )
  • 02 Austin
  • 08 Walton
  • 06 Baldwin
  • 35 Burgess
  • 14 Compton Dismissed
  • 04 Dolan Booked
  • 33 James (Franks - 93' )
  • 10 Poole Booked (Richards - 71' )
  • 11 Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 05 Collins
  • 07 Franks
  • 13 Rafferty
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 19 Richards
  • 23 Rodney
  • 38 Walker

Plymouth Argyle

  • 23 McCormick
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 02 Berry (Gurrieri - 67' )
  • 14 Young Booked
  • 16 Trotman
  • 17 Nelson
  • 09 Reid (Alessandra - 52' )
  • 08 Boco
  • 28 Reckord (Blackman - 56' )
  • 19 Hayes
  • 06 Hourihane

Substitutes

  • 01 Cole
  • 03 Blackman
  • 07 Alessandra
  • 15 Wotton
  • 18 Harvey
  • 20 Bencherif
  • 27 Gurrieri
Ref: Scott Mathieson
Att: 3,929

Match Stats

Shots

7 21

On target

4 9

Corners

0 15

Fouls

12 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

90:00 +4:27 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

90:00 +3:49

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

90:00 +2:49 Substitution

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

90:00 +2:34

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

90:00 +2:34

Foul by Andre Blackman (Plymouth Argyle).

90:00 +1:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Sam Collins replaces Michael Duckworth.

90:00 +0:50

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Simon Walton.

89:22

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

88:04

Attempt saved. Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

86:59

Attempt missed. Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

85:55

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United).

85:55

Andre Blackman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:37

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Neil Austin.

83:08

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:08

Foul by Andre Blackman (Plymouth Argyle).

82:41

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

82:41

Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:03

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:03

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

79:36

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:36

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

78:27

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

78:27

Paul Hayes (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:14

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

77:02

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

77:02

Foul by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).

76:06

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

75:26

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

75:01

Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

75:01

Paul Hayes (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:03

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Neil Austin.

72:22

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

72:14

Attempt saved. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

71:47

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

70:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces James Poole.

66:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Andres Gurrieri replaces Durrell Berry.

65:13

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:55

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

58:06

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

58:06

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:30

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

57:30

Foul by Paul Hayes (Plymouth Argyle).

57:01

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Simon Walton.

56:54

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

56:39

Attempt blocked. Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

56:22

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

56:13

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

55:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Andre Blackman replaces Jamie Reckord.

54:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Plymouth Argyle 0. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

51:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lewis Alessandra replaces Reuben Reid.

51:23

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

51:08

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

47:51

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

46:11

Attempt blocked. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45:00 +2:59 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45:00 +0:30

Hand ball by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).

44:01

Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:01

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

42:37

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

42:26

Attempt blocked. Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

41:41

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by James Poole.

41:24

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

39:04

Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:04

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

36:27 Booking

Booking Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

36:16

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:16

Foul by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).

34:37

Attempt saved. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

33:05 Booking

Booking Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

32:56

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United).

32:56

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:00

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

31:50

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

30:14

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

30:07

Attempt saved. Paul Hayes (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

26:17

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

26:17

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

25:22 Dismissal

Dismissal Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) is shown the red card.

25:00

Jamie Reckord (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:04

Foul by Jack Compton (Hartlepool United).

23:17

Foul by Jack Compton (Hartlepool United).

23:17

Paul Hayes (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:07

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

21:07

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:30

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

19:30

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

18:37

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

17:41

Attempt saved. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

17:27

Attempt saved. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

17:17

Attempt blocked. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

16:01

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

16:01

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:54

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Neil Austin.

13:23

Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:23

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

12:38 Booking

Booking James Poole (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

12:33

Foul by James Poole (Hartlepool United).

12:33

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:39

Attempt missed. James Poole (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

9:37

Attempt missed. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

9:14

Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:14

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

8:38

Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:38

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

5:14

Attempt blocked. Paul Hayes (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

2:35

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Neil Austin.

1:50

Foul by Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United).

1:50

Jamie Reckord (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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