Vauxhall Motors 0-1 Hartlepool: Report
Brown in right place for PoolsSubstitute James Brown earned Hartlepool United a spot in the second round of the FA Cup and a home tie with Yeovil as they finally saw off plucky Vauxhall Motors in a 1-0 win.The League One side laboured through the first game, a tame 0-0 draw, and the replay was heading in the same direction.But Brown's 56th minute introduction sparked Pool into life and he was rewarded with a goal 14 minutes later.After Andy Monkhouse was denied a first-half opener by keeper John Ritchie, the Conference North side went close to an opener when Andy Nicholas headed wide from close range.Pool defender Neil Austin clipped a free-kick against the crossbar, but then The Motormen had a real purple patch with striker Obi Anorou somehow missed a trio of chances.First goalkeeper Jake Kean got a touch to knock his shot onto a post, then he prodded against a defender just six yards from goal.Next up he somehow missed his kick when presented with an open goal in the 48th minute.Brown almost scored shortly after his arrival, curling wide from 20 yards and Antony Sweeney did likewise.But when Evan Horwood crossed from the left on 70 minutes, Brown was able to plant a header across Ritchie into the net.Pool should have made it two when Monkhouse's finish was kept out by the legs of Ritchie. Again standing close to goal, again unmarked, he prodded wide.
Vauxhall Motors 0-1 Hartlepool: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statictics of the game as it happended.
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