Stevenage 2-2 Hartlepool

A late equaliser from Scott Laird salvaged a draw for Stevenage against Hartlepool.

The visitors were 2-0 up at half-time thanks to Peter Hartley's header and Adam Boyd's penalty after Jon Ashton upended Colin Nish.

Byron Harrison pulled a goal back for the hosts with a shot from inside the box.

And with two minutes left Laird headed home Robin Shroot's cross to cap a superb Stevenage comeback.

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Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I was very disappointed with our first half showing. It wasn't us. there was a lack of hunger, lack of ambition, lack of belief in what we are doing. Embarrassing goals to concede and that isn't what we do.

"Was the reaction in the second half what I expected? Probably not. I thought we did a bit more but I would have loved to have seen us step up to the plate and drive for victory.

"I probably blame myself after a long hard week with two games on the road it probably caught up with one or two players. From a selection point of view we looked better when the changes happened."

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