League Two
Exeter0Hartlepool3

Exeter City 0-3 Hartlepool United

Jack Compton

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.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2ButterfieldSubstituted forMoore-Taylorat 23'minutes
  • 3Woodman
  • 7Sercombe
  • 5Baldwin
  • 6Coles
  • 32WheelerSubstituted forKeohaneat 45'minutes
  • 14DohertyBooked at 15mins
  • 4Bennett
  • 10GowSubstituted forO'Flynnat 66'minutes
  • 11Davies

Substitutes

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

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 2Austin
  • 8Walton
  • 6Baldwin
  • 35Burgess
  • 14ComptonSubstituted forRichardsat 80'minutes
  • 4Dolan
  • 10PooleSubstituted forSweeneyat 86'minutes
  • 33JamesSubstituted forFranksat 74'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 7Franks
  • 13Rafferty
  • 15Sweeney
  • 19Richards
  • 22Holden
  • 23Rodney
  • 38Walker
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
3,615

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 3.

Full Time

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

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

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

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

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

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

Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces James Poole.

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

Foul by Pat Baldwin (Exeter City).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces Jack Compton.

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

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Luke James.

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

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

Substitution

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

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.

Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).

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

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

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United).

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

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

Foul by Jack Compton (Hartlepool United).

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

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United).

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.

Second Half

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Hartlepool United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces David Wheeler.

Half Time

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

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

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

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

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield11722923
2Fleetwood11713822
3Oxford Utd11632921
4Morecambe11632521
5Rochdale11623520
6Exeter11623120
7Mansfield11542419
8Scunthorpe10451517
9Wycombe11524317
10Southend11524217
11Wimbledon11524117
12Newport11443116
13Dag & Red11443016
14Burton11434-215
15Portsmouth11344-113
16Hartlepool11335-112
17Cheltenham11335-812
18York10325-111
19Plymouth11326-611
20Bristol Rovers11245-510
21Bury11236-29
22Torquay11236-89
23Northampton11227-78
24Accrington11038-123
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