Hartlepool 2-0 Brighton

05 April 2010 05:15
Second-half goals from Roy O'Donovan and Andy Monkhouse sank Brighton and made it six points from six over Easter for Hartlepool.Leon McSweeney set up O'Donovan and he clipped past keeper Peter Brezovan from the tightest of angles after the break. [LNB]Monkhouse then cut in from the right wing and curled his shot across Brezovan to make it two. [LNB]Home keeper Scott Flinders saved twice from Inigo Calderon and touched Gary Dicker's shot against the bar late on. [LNB]Victory put Pools, who had gone into the Easter programme in the drop zone, four points clear of fourth-bottom Tranmere. [LNB][LNB]Brighton manager Gus Poyet told BBC Sussex:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "It's disappointing because of the defeat and we need to make sure that we learn because there was a big possibility to win the game. [LNB]"It's the end of an absolutely fantastic run away from home, but unfortunately in a game we had big chances to win it." [LNB][LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Monday, 5 April 2010[LNB] League One[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Hartlepool 2-0 Brighton FT (HT 0-0) O'Donovan 54 Monkhouse 70 Hartlepool 01 Flinders 02 Austin 05 Collins 16 Haslam yellow card 03 Humphreys (Sweeney 78) 04 Liddle 07 McSweeney 11 Monkhouse 30 Gamble 26 Bjornsson yellow card (Brown 61) 32 O'Donovan (Power 90+1) Substitutes 21 Cook, 06 Clark, 29 Hartley, 15 Sweeney, 20 Power, 10 Boyd, 12 Brown Brighton 29 Brezovan 04 Elphick 06 El-Abd 19 Calderon yellow card 27 Hoyte 08 Navarro (Diego Arismendi 65) 18 Dicker 21 Carole (Holroyd 65) 26 Bennett 34 Hendrie (LuaLua 58) 36 Barnes Substitutes 13 Walker, 23 Virgo, 30 Cook, 11 LuaLua, 14 Diego Arismendi, 24 Smith, 33 Holroyd Ref: HaywoodAtt: 3,466 HARTLEPOOL BRIGHTON Possession Hartlepool 44% Brighton 56% Attempts on target Hartlepool 7 Brighton 9 Attempts off target Hartlepool 2 Brighton 5 Corners Hartlepool 3 Brighton 6 Fouls Hartlepool 15 Brighton 8 Final Result Full Time 90:00+6:15 The referee blows for the end of the match. 90:00+3:25 Leon McSweeney takes a shot. Clearance made by Adam El-Abd. 90:00+0:02 Substitution Roy O'Donovan leaves the field to be replaced by Alan Power. 87:58 Gary Dicker takes a shot. 85:50 Leon McSweeney crosses the ball, clearance made by Gary Dicker. Short corner worked by Joe Gamble. 85:08 Inigo Calderon has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal. 83:34 James Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett. Elliott Bennett takes the direct free kick. 82:37 Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. 80:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon McSweeney on Diego Arismendi. Free kick crossed by Elliott Bennett, Gary Liddle manages to make a clearance. 79:46 Elliott Bennett crosses the ball, Neil Austin makes a clearance. Short corner worked by Elliott Bennett. 79:17 The referee gives a free kick against Joe Gamble for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Elliott Bennett. 78:16 Inigo Calderon takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. Corner from right by-line taken by Elliott Bennett. 77:12 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line to the near post, Neil Austin manages to make a clearance. 77:12 Substitution Antony Sweeney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ritchie Humphreys. 77:12 The ball is swung over by Ashley Barnes, blocked by Sam Collins. 76:51 James Brown takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan. 75:36 The ball is sent over by James Brown, save by Peter Brezovan. 73:10 Inigo Calderon takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders. 72:10 A cross is delivered by Andy Monkhouse, save made by Peter Brezovan. 69:50 GOAL - Andy Monkhouse:Hartlepool 2 - 0 Brighton Andy Monkhouse gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 2-0 Brighton. 68:43 The ball is delivered by Elliott Bennett, Headed effort from inside the area by Ashley Barnes misses to the left of the target. 67:32 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Joe Gamble, save by Peter Brezovan. 66:54 Effort from outside the area by Diego Arismendi goes wide right of the goal. 66:39 The ball is sent over by Elliott Bennett. 65:27 Foul by Neil Austin on Diego Arismendi, free kick awarded. Gary Dicker takes the direct free kick. 64:12 Substitution (Brighton) makes a substitution, with Diego Arismendi coming on for Alan Navarro. 64:12 Substitution Sebastien Carole leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Holroyd. 63:14 Joe Gamble produces a cross. 62:16 Tommy Elphick fouled by James Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the free kick. 61:31 Gary Dicker concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon McSweeney. Sam Collins restarts play with the free kick. 60:32 Substitution James Brown comes on in place of Armann Bjornsson. 60:08 Leon McSweeney takes a shot. Adam El-Abd gets a block in. 57:34 Ritchie Humphreys takes the direct free kick. 57:34 Substitution Kazenga LuaLua on for Lee Hendrie. 57:34 Booking The referee cautions Inigo Calderon for unsporting behaviour. 57:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Inigo Calderon on Roy O'Donovan. 56:22 Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders. 53:22 GOAL - Roy O'Donovan:Hartlepool 1 - 0 Brighton Roy O'Donovan fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 1-0 Brighton. 52:56 Armann Bjornsson challenges Adam El-Abd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam El-Abd. 51:24 Unfair challenge on Sam Collins by Ashley Barnes results in a free kick. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick. 50:46 Leon McSweeney has a shot and missed to the right of the goal. 48:43 Roy O'Donovan takes a shot. Adam El-Abd gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Ritchie Humphreys, save by Peter Brezovan. 48:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Monkhouse on Sebastien Carole. Direct free kick taken by Sebastien Carole. 46:50 Inigo Calderon takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. 45:01 The second half has started. Half Time 45:00+2:02 The half-time whistle blows. 44:36 Foul by Joe Gamble on Sebastien Carole, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Elliott Bennett. 42:29 Sebastien Carole sends in a cross. 41:59 A cross is delivered by Inigo Calderon, save by Scott Flinders. 39:49 Neil Austin fouled by Gary Dicker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders. 39:01 Peter Brezovan takes the free kick. 39:01 Booking Armann Bjornsson goes into the referee's book. 38:56 Armann Bjornsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Navarro. 37:52 Unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney by Adam El-Abd results in a free kick. Joe Gamble takes the direct free kick. 35:22 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett. 34:41 Andy Monkhouse takes a shot. Tommy Elphick gets a block in. 33:10 Inigo Calderon restarts play with the free kick. 33:10 Booking Steven Haslam is given a yellow card. 33:05 Sebastien Carole fouled by Steven Haslam, the ref awards a free kick. 31:18 Lee Hendrie takes a shot. Gary Liddle gets a block in. Corner taken by Elliott Bennett played to the near post, clearance by Neil Austin. Elliott Bennett takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save made by Scott Flinders. 28:57 The ball is crossed by Neil Austin. 27:56 Gavin Hoyte delivers the ball, save made by Scott Flinders. 27:05 The referee penalises Ashley Barnes for handball. Free kick taken by Sam Collins. 25:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Hendrie on Ritchie Humphreys. Gary Liddle restarts play with the free kick. 25:04 Roy O'Donovan has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal. 24:17 Elliott Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick. 23:51 Foul by Joe Gamble on Gary Dicker, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alan Navarro. 23:10 Lee Hendrie fouled by Ritchie Humphreys, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Navarro. 22:43 Lee Hendrie takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders. 21:26 Armann Bjornsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Elphick. Inigo Calderon restarts play with the free kick. 17:32 Lee Hendrie takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. 15:05 The assistant referee flags for offside against Roy O'Donovan. Peter Brezovan takes the indirect free kick. 14:23 Ashley Barnes challenges Gary Liddle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Liddle takes the direct free kick. 11:38 Gavin Hoyte fouled by Andy Monkhouse, the ref awards a free kick. Gavin Hoyte takes the direct free kick. 7:28 Steven Haslam crosses the ball, Peter Brezovan makes a save. 5:34 Sebastien Carole is ruled offside. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick. 2:40 Effort from the edge of the area by Lee Hendrie goes wide of the right-hand post. 2:06 Centre by Elliott Bennett, Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save. 1:40 Ritchie Humphreys concedes a free kick for a foul on Inigo Calderon. Adam El-Abd restarts play with the free kick. 1:20 Elliott Bennett fouled by Neil Austin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sebastien Carole. 0:00 The match gets underway. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

Source: BBC_Sport