League Two
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Hartlepool United 3-0 Newport County

Hartlepool moved to within six points of the League Two play-off places with a comprehensive win over Newport.

Newport dominated the first half but Hartlepool took the lead when Luke James's right-footed effort from the edge of the area beat Elliot Parish.

The home side doubled their lead when Andy Sandell put the ball in his own net following Simon Walton's corner.

Luke Williams capitalised on sloppy defending to score a third in stoppage time.

Colin Cooper's side are up to eighth in the League Two table while Newport, who have now gone six games without a win, have slipped to 10th.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We deserved perhaps a little bit better. For long spells of the first half I thought we looked comfortable and we had some good chances.

"But the goals we gave away, certainly the first two, we're disappointed with and if you're going to keep chasing games it's hard to come back at any level.

"I thought we lost a little bit of belief once we went to 2-0."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 19Richards
  • 22HoldenBooked at 22mins
  • 11Monkhouse
  • 5Collins
  • 35Burgess
  • 8Walton
  • 38WalkerBooked at 50mins
  • 33JamesSubstituted forFranksat 87'minutes
  • 9HarewoodBooked at 25minsSubstituted forBarmbyat 72'minutes
  • 18Williams

Substitutes

  • 7Franks
  • 10Poole
  • 12Barmby
  • 13Rafferty
  • 14Compton
  • 15Sweeney
  • 21Duckworth

Newport

  • 29Parish
  • 2PipeSubstituted forZebroskiat 73'minutes
  • 12Willmott
  • 14JeffersSubstituted forJolleyat 72'minutes
  • 7Chapman
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forPorterat 62'minutes
  • 13Sandell
  • 15Burge
  • 45Howe
  • 22WorleyBooked at 49mins
  • 19NaylorBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 4Porter
  • 9Crow
  • 11Zebroski
  • 18Jackson
  • 23Jolley
  • 33Thompson
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,470

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 3, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 3, Newport County 0.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 3, Newport County 0. Luke Williams (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andy Monkhouse.
Attempt missed. Christian Jolley (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United).
Max Porter (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Tom Naylor.
Attempt blocked. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Tom Naylor (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Luke James because of an injury.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Max Porter.
Attempt blocked. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).
Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ryan Burge (Newport County).
Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sam Collins.
Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Luke Williams (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Chris Zebroski replaces David Pipe.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jack Barmby replaces Marlon Harewood.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Shaun Jeffers.
Attempt missed. Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by David Pipe.
Attempt saved. Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jordan Richards.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Christian Burgess.
Attempt blocked. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Harry Worley (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Max Porter replaces Lee Minshull.
Attempt missed. Andy Sandell (Newport County) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.
Foul by Luke James (Hartlepool United).
David Pipe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Andy Sandell, Newport County. Hartlepool United 2, Newport County 0.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

Booking

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).
Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Harry Worley (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Harry Worley (Newport County).
Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).
Shaun Jeffers (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, Newport County 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Newport County 0.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Darren Holden.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Christian Burgess.
Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).
Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Newport County 0. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Scott Flinders.
Attempt saved. Ryan Burge (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Hand ball by Rene Howe (Newport County).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Luke Williams (Hartlepool United) because of an injury.
Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Andy Monkhouse.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield31161052358
2Scunthorpe31141341555
3Oxford Utd31141251954
4Rochdale3016591353
5Fleetwood30164101452
6Burton301497551
7Southend3013891047
8Hartlepool3111812041
9Dag & Red31101011-140
10Newport271098239
11York3291211139
12Plymouth3010911-839
13Exeter3010812-338
14Wimbledon3110813-538
15Morecambe3010812-638
16Cheltenham3081210-536
17Portsmouth3181211-836
18Mansfield3181112-1135
19Bristol Rovers3081012-434
20Accrington298912-733
21Bury2871110-332
22Wycombe3071013-631
23Torquay307815-1629
24Northampton306816-1926
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