League Two
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Burton Albion 3-0 Hartlepool United

Lee Bell

Hartlepool sank deeper into relegation trouble after their sixth-successive defeat at Burton Albion.

The away side should have taken the lead when substitute Marlon Harewood was sent clear, but it was Albion who went in front six minutes later through Billy Kee's six-yard strike.

Jimmy Phillips doubled the hosts' advantage after the break with a curled shot from the edge of the area.

Albion skipper Lee Bell thundered in a 22-yard free-kick to seal Pools' fate.

The result leaves Hartlepool just two points above the relegation zone, while fifth-placed Burton kept alive their hopes of automatic promotion.

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

Gary Rowett

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Post-match: Burton manager Rowett

"We actually finished our chances off today. We controlled the game really from the start, I felt. We never really looked in too much trouble in all honesty. I think they possibly had one or two shots on goal in the 90 minutes.

"I just thought we played with real control. We passed the ball well when we needed to, showed some good composure on the ball, and I felt as though our front four were a threat all game - certainly the two strikers. Gary [Alexander] and Billy [Kee] linked well again.

"It was nice to actually come here and put away the chances and we scored more than one goal, which, I don't know whether it was a first, but we haven't had too many this season. It was really pleasing."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 16Lyness
  • 2Edwards
  • 15McFadzean
  • 7Bell
  • 6Sharps
  • 25Cansdell-SherriffSubstituted forHolnessat 82'minutes
  • 11MacDonald
  • 8WeirSubstituted forPalmerat 83'minutes
  • 9Alexander
  • 29KeeSubstituted forSymesat 86'minutes
  • 17Phillips

Substitutes

  • 12Hemmings
  • 18Knowles
  • 21Holness
  • 23Palmer
  • 26Gray
  • 28Symes
  • 30Hall

Hartlepool

  • 13Rafferty
  • 21Duckworth
  • 22Holden
  • 38Walker
  • 5Collins
  • 24Harrison
  • 7FranksSubstituted forBarmbyat 68'minutes
  • 8Walton
  • 33JamesSubstituted forHarewoodat 16'minutes
  • 10PooleSubstituted forComptonat 73'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 1Flinders
  • 9Harewood
  • 12Barmby
  • 14Compton
  • 19Richards
  • 20Jones
  • 26Oliver
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
2,558

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 3, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 3, Hartlepool United 0.

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

Foul by Callum McFadzean (Burton Albion).

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

Hand ball by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Michael Symes replaces Billy Kee.

Lee Bell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 3, Hartlepool United 0. Lee Bell (Burton Albion) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Collins (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Matthew Palmer replaces Robbie Weir.

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Callum McFadzean.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Holness replaces Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jack Compton replaces James Poole.

Attempt missed. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jack Barmby replaces Jonathan Franks.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. James Poole (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Dean Lyness.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Lee Bell.

Attempt blocked. James Poole (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Hartlepool United 0. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Robbie Weir.

Lee Bell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

Hand ball by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Callum McFadzean (Burton Albion).

Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Simon Walton.

Attempt blocked. Gary Alexander (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe43192042577
2Chesterfield43201582775
3Rochdale43229121975
4Fleetwood43219131472
5Burton43191410871
6Southend431714121565
7York43161611964
8Oxford Utd43161413762
9Plymouth43161017-658
10Bury43131812957
11Dag & Red43141514-357
12Mansfield43141514-657
13Newport43131515-354
14Portsmouth43131515-1154
15Wimbledon43131416-553
16Cheltenham43121615-952
17Accrington43121516-351
18Morecambe43121417-1450
19Hartlepool43131020-549
20Exeter43121318-649
21Wycombe43111418-947
22Bristol Rovers43111418-1047
23Northampton43111418-1947
24Torquay4310924-2439
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