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David Noble has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.
Corner taken right-footed by David Noble to the near post, Antony Sweeney manages to make a clearance.
Header from close range by Antony Sweeney misses to the right of the goal.
John O'Flynn fouled by Sam Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Coles on for Guillem Bauza. The ball is sent over by David Noble, Troy Archibald-Henville takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.
The referee gives a free kick against John O'Flynn for handball. Evan Horwood takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Guillem Bauza on Paul Murray. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.
Callum Hassan comes on in place of James Brown.
Guillem Bauza takes a shot. Blocked by Neil Austin. Corner taken right-footed by David Noble from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Neil Austin.
Foul by James Brown on Richard Duffy, free kick awarded. Steve Tully restarts play with the free kick.
The referee penalises Daniel Nardiello for handball. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Blocked by Artur Krysiak.
Steven Haslam on for Jack Baldwin.
Evan Horwood takes the inswinging corner, Steve Tully manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Noble played to the near post, Scott Flinders makes a clearance. Unfair challenge on Scott Flinders by Richard Duffy results in a free kick. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
Jake Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders. Short corner taken by David Noble from the right by-line.
Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville on Luke James, free kick awarded. Neil Austin takes the indirect free kick.
The offside flag is raised against James Brown. Richard Duffy takes the indirect free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Logan. John O'Flynn is brought on as a substitute for Richard Logan. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by James Brown from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
Corner taken by David Noble from the left by-line to the near post, James Dunne takes a shot. Luke James gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by David Noble, save made by Scott Flinders.
Guillem Bauza produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Close range shot by Luke James misses to the left of the goal.
Luke James gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dunne. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Tully.
James Dunne takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke James, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.
Inswinging corner taken by David Noble from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by Troy Archibald-Henville misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Taylor by Evan Horwood. Richard Duffy takes the free kick.
Richard Duffy challenges Luke James unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Richard Logan. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Paul Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Taylor. Richard Duffy takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the right by-line. Outswinging corner taken by Luke James from the left by-line, save made by Artur Krysiak.
Luke James is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
Effort on goal by Jake Taylor from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Gary Liddle is caught offside. Artur Krysiak takes the indirect free kick.
Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.
Jake Taylor replaces Liam Sercombe.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Sercombe by Paul Murray. Troy Archibald-Henville takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Sercombe on Antony Sweeney. Evan Horwood crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Steve Tully.
Foul by James Brown on Steve Tully, free kick awarded. David Noble restarts play with the free kick. Guillem Bauza is ruled offside. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Liam Sercombe from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Troy Archibald-Henville misses to the right of the goal.
Luke James is caught offside. Free kick taken by Troy Archibald-Henville.
Corner taken right-footed by Liam Sercombe from the right by-line, Sam Collins makes a clearance.
Grecians in good shape
Exeter manager Paul Tisdale has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the visit of Hartlepool.
Striker Jake Taylor has recovered from a hip injury and is likely to be recalled to Tisdale's starting XI as the Grecians go in search of back-to-back victories in npower League One.
Defender Richard Duffy is also in contention for a place in the side after coming off with a minor knock during the 2-0 win at Chesterfield last time out.
The Devon club are looking to extend their unbeaten home run in all competitions to seven matches and Tisdale is hopeful a continued run of good form at St James Park can help boost dwindling attendances.
He told the Express and Echo: "It's a real shame our crowds are markedly down on last year and our cash flow is down. We need to generate the crowds back by playing winning football but we also need them to help us strengthen in order to play winning football."
Hartlepool top scorer James Poole may return to the fold after a hamstring problem.
But Neale Cooper, who last week secured his first win since returning to the club as manager, has confirmed he will not risk the six-goal man unless he is 100 per cent fit.
Pools skipper Sam Collins returned to the side last week to play the full 90 minutes despite a badly bruised foot and is expected to continue at the heart of defence.
Cooper, who has no new injury or suspension problems, is likely to keep Luke James in the starting XI after the 17-year-old forward scored his first senior goal in last weekend's 2-0 home win over Rochdale.
Victory over Dale ended a run of nine straight home defeats for Pools, who have won three and drawn one of their last six away matches.
Grecians loving home comforts
Exeter stretched their unbeaten home run to seven games after an uninspiring goalless draw with away-day specialists Hartlepool.
Pools midfielder Antony Sweeney came closest to breaking the deadlock when he burst on to a Luke James' pass, only to be denied by goalkeeper Artur Krysiak.
But the Grecians wasted a glorious chance to snatch the points at the death when Troy Archibald-Henville headed straight at Scott Flinders from inside the six-yard box.
Hartlepool had a goal disallowed for offside midway through the first half after Gary Liddle collected James' pass and slid the ball underneath Krysiak. Daniel Nardiello thought he had won a penalty for Exeter as he went down under Neil Austin's tackle, only for referee Mark Haywood to turn down appeals.
Archibald-Henville squandered the best opportunity of the first half when he glanced a header wide after latching on to David Noble's corner.
Flinders pulled off a stunning finger-tip save to foil Jake Taylor after the substitute let fly from 25 yards before Sweeney and Archibald-Henville were both thwarted.
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