Hartlepool 2-3 Exeter

11 September 2010 04:54
John O'Flynn's double strike handed Exeter the points in a topsy-turvy clash with struggling Hartlepool.Ryan Harley's superb individual effort gave the Grecians the lead before Ritchie Humphreys fired in the equaliser from 16 yards. [LNB]Pool took the lead two minutes later when Antony Sweeney poked home after Colin Larkin's header was saved. [LNB]O'Flynn then took centre-stage as he drilled past the keeper before sealing the win with a close-range header. [LNB][LNB]Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon: "It was an entertaining game in which we've come out on top and I'm delighted with the way that we've played.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "We have only won one away game so we're not going to get too pleased with ourselves. There's a long season ahead in front of us before we start getting too pleased with ourselves. [LNB]"I'm very pleased with how it's shaping up and if the players can believe it at all times, like we do on the bench then maybe we'll do better this year." [LNB]Hartlepool United caretaker boss Mick Wadsworth tells BBC Tees:"The attacking side of our game was fantastic at times, we played some great football and created chances, but didn't take them all.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "The ease with which they got their goals was disappointing factor, but it's something we work on a daily basis. [LNB]"No player leaves training without having worked at that, it's their trade, their craft, it's what they do, so all we can do is work.". [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 11 September 2010[LNB] Npower League One[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Hartlepool 2-3 Exeter FT (HT 2-1) Humphreys 38 Sweeney 42 Harley 12 O'Flynn 48 O'Flynn 57 Hartlepool 01 Flinders 02 Austin 05 Collins 06 Horwood 03 Humphreys (Boyd 69) 04 Liddle 11 Monkhouse 12 Yantorno (McSweeney 77) 15 Sweeney 20 Murray 23 Larkin (Behan 65) Substitutes 32 Kean, 16 Haslam, 29 Hartley, 07 McSweeney, 09 Behan, 10 Boyd, 18 Mackay Exeter 27 Jones 02 Tully 03 Duffy (Edwards 89) 05 Archibald-Henville yellow card 11 Golbourne 18 Jones 04 Dunne 07 Harley 22 Sercombe 10 Nardiello (Logan 46) 29 O'Flynn (Cureton 77) Substitutes 30 Krysiak, 15 Edwards, 08 Noble, 14 Cozic, 21 Thomson, 12 Cureton, 20 Logan Ref: MossAtt: 2,641 HARTLEPOOL EXETER Possession Hartlepool 68% Exeter 32% Attempts on target Hartlepool 10 Exeter 5 Attempts off target Hartlepool 5 Exeter 5 Corners Hartlepool 4 Exeter 3 Fouls Hartlepool 5 Exeter 6 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:04 The final whistle is blown by the referee. 90:00+2:37 The official flags Richard Logan offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders. 90:00+1:29 Jamie Cureton produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target. 90:00+0:07 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steve Tully. 89:28 Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. 88:21 Substitution Rob Edwards is brought on as a substitute for Richard Duffy. 87:53 Adam Boyd takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones. 87:13 The ball is delivered by Neil Austin, Header from the edge of the box by Denis Behan hits the post. 86:18 Adam Boyd takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones. 84:53 Centre by Jamie Cureton, Header by Richard Logan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target. 83:35 A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood, Andy Monkhouse has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target. Paul Jones makes a save. 83:05 Adam Boyd takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones. 80:15 Troy Archibald-Henville challenges Adam Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Denis Behan from the free kick, blocked by James Dunne. 79:33 Denis Behan has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left. 77:43 Unfair challenge on Adam Boyd by Billy Jones results in a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the free kick. 75:23 Save by Scott Flinders. 75:23 Substitution Jamie Cureton joins the action as a substitute, replacing John O'Flynn. 75:23 Substitution Leon McSweeney replaces Fabian Yantorno. 75:23 Fabian Yantorno delivers the ball, Adam Boyd takes a shot. 71:26 The ball is crossed by Evan Horwood, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance. 70:49 A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood, blocked by Troy Archibald-Henville. 69:31 The ball is crossed by Andy Monkhouse, Adam Boyd takes a shot. Blocked by Troy Archibald-Henville. Blocked by Troy Archibald-Henville. 67:25 Substitution Adam Boyd comes on in place of Ritchie Humphreys. 67:25 awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne by Adam Boyd. 66:35 Denis Behan has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal. 64:30 Substitution Colin Larkin goes off and Denis Behan comes on. 63:40 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Gary Liddle. 62:09 Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Antony Sweeney from the right by-line. 62:09 Booking Troy Archibald-Henville receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 61:27 Ryan Harley challenges Evan Horwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick. Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville on Ritchie Humphreys, free kick awarded. 56:58 Scott Golbourne provided the assist for the goal. 56:58 GOAL - John O'Flynn:Hartlepool 2 - 3 Exeter John O'Flynn grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hartlepool 2-3 Exeter. 54:55 Billy Jones delivers the ball, save by Scott Flinders. 53:54 Fabian Yantorno fouled by James Dunne, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood. 51:53 Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line played to the near post, Troy Archibald-Henville takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. 50:47 Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Troy Archibald-Henville gets a block in. 49:16 The offside flag is raised against Richard Logan. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick. 48:51 Richard Duffy fouled by Ritchie Humphreys, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Duffy. 47:42 Assist on the goal came from Richard Logan. 47:42 GOAL - John O'Flynn:Hartlepool 2 - 2 Exeter John O'Flynn finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 2-2 Exeter. 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway. 45:01 Substitution Daniel Nardiello leaves the field to be replaced by Richard Logan. Half Time 45:00+2:10 It is the end of the first-half. 45:00+0:46 The referee blows for offside against Daniel Nardiello. Scott Flinders takes the free kick. 43:54 Foul by Neil Austin on John O'Flynn, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Ryan Harley from the free kick. 43:08 Steve Tully gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Evan Horwood. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood. 41:44 Assist by Paul Murray. 41:44 GOAL - Antony Sweeney:Hartlepool 2 - 1 Exeter Antony Sweeney finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 2-1 Exeter. 40:00 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders. 37:51 GOAL - Ritchie Humphreys:Hartlepool 1 - 1 Exeter A goal is scored by Ritchie Humphreys from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 1-1 Exeter. 37:22 The ball is sent over by Scott Golbourne, save by Scott Flinders. 35:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Duffy by Ritchie Humphreys. Direct free kick taken by Richard Duffy. 31:57 Unfair challenge on Liam Sercombe by Gary Liddle results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Scott Golbourne from the free kick. 31:02 The assistant referee signals for offside against John O'Flynn. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick. 30:39 The official flags Ritchie Humphreys offside. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick. 28:53 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ritchie Humphreys. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Evan Horwood played to the near post. 25:52 Colin Larkin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Jones. 25:10 Corner taken right-footed by Antony Sweeney from the right by-line to the near post, Richard Duffy manages to make a clearance. 24:16 Evan Horwood sends in a cross, Ritchie Humphreys takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones. 23:25 Neil Austin sends in a cross, save by Paul Jones. 21:57 The ball is sent over by Ritchie Humphreys, Troy Archibald-Henville gets a block in. 20:11 Corner taken short by Steve Tully. 19:08 Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save. Correction - 18:24 Evan Horwood sends in a cross, Billy Jones gets a block in. 18:24 The ball is sent over by Evan Horwood, Billy Jones makes a clearance. Billy Jones gets a block in. 15:53 The ball is crossed by Andy Monkhouse, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville. 14:35 The ball is delivered by Colin Larkin. 11:08 GOAL - Ryan Harley:Hartlepool 0 - 1 Exeter Ryan Harley scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-1 Exeter. 9:02 Colin Larkin is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick. 8:22 Scott Golbourne produces a cross. 7:43 The ball is crossed by Scott Golbourne, clearance made by Gary Liddle. 5:20 The referee blows for offside. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick. 2:30 The offside flag is raised against Colin Larkin. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick. 2:11 The offside flag is raised against John O'Flynn. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick. 1:27 Colin Larkin takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones. 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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