Hartlepool picked up their first points of the season as a second-half fightback saw them beat AFC Wimbledon.

Matt Tubbs put the hosts in front as he was left unmarked in the area to roll a finish past goalkeeper Scott Flinders.

Pools were level less than a minute after the break as Middlesbrough loanee Charlie Wyke headed in a deflected free-kick.

Marlon Harewood then struck before Wimbledon were given a penalty but Flinders superbly saved Tubbs's effort.

Ardley on Wimbledon v Hartlepool

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"I'm really, really disappointed, frustrated. I thought first half we played really well, on the front foot, and caused them loads of problems. I did say to the staff at that point we need a second goal, but there's no excuse for the second half.

"I saw an energy in Hartlepool, they came out, raised their tempo, and we went the opposite way. For 25 minutes in that second half we got bullied at one end, bullied at the other and outrun in the middle of the pitch.

"I said to the boys about them taking responsibility on the pitch, somebody, whether it's a player leading by example or somebody getting the lads together and doing it."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 20 Shea
  • 02 Fuller
  • 06 Bennett
  • 17 Kennedy (Azeez - 73' )
  • 27 Barrett
  • 07 Francomb (Sainte-Luce - 64' )
  • 08 Moore (Pell - 64' Booked )
  • 11 Rigg
  • 04 Bulman
  • 10 Akinfenwa
  • 09 Tubbs

Substitutes

  • 01 Worner
  • 12 Pell
  • 14 Azeez
  • 15 Phillips
  • 16 Sainte-Luce
  • 18 Nicholson
  • 29 Harrison

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 05 Collins
  • 04 Bates
  • 07 Franks
  • 02 Austin
  • 10 Miller
  • 09 Harewood
  • 17 Brobbel
  • 08 Walker
  • 24 Wyke (Richards - 82' )
  • 21 Duckworth

Substitutes

  • 03 Holden
  • 11 Compton
  • 14 Woods
  • 19 Richards
  • 23 Smith
  • 26 Harrison
  • 32 Barber
Ref: Brendan Malone
Att: 3,576

Match Stats

Shots

8 4

On target

4 4

Corners

6 2

Fouls

5 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Hartlepool United 2.

90:00 +4:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Hartlepool United 2.

90:00 +3:17

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

90:00 +3:17

Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:05

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jonathan Franks.

90:00 +0:06

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

87:56

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

85:31

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

85:31

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

81:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces Charlie Wyke.

80:20

Attempt saved. Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

77:50

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

76:16

Penalty saved! Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

75:40

Penalty AFC Wimbledon. Matt Tubbs draws a foul in the penalty area.

75:40

Penalty conceded by Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United) after a foul in the penalty area.

74:31

Foul by Adam Barrett (AFC Wimbledon).

74:31

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

73:47

Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:47

Foul by Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United).

72:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Callum Kennedy.

70:54

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by James Shea.

70:46

Attempt saved. Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

69:05

Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:05

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

67:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Hartlepool United 2. Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Brobbel.

63:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces George Francomb.

63:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Harry Pell replaces Sammy Moore.

60:03

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Alan Bennett.

59:25

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

59:25

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

53:26

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sam Collins.

52:21

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:21

Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

48:14

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:14

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

45:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Hartlepool United 1. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 1, Hartlepool United 0.

45:00 +2:28 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Hartlepool United 0.

45:00 +1:37

Foul by Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon).

45:00 +1:37

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

45:00 +0:43

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

43:10

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

34:32

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

26:12

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

17:45

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

11:00

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jonathan Franks.

10:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Hartlepool United 0. Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

9:15

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Neil Austin.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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