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David Syers has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
Antony Sweeney challenges Paul Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Woods.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Bennett by Neil Austin. David Cotterill crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Scott Flinders.
Foul by Jordan Ball on Neil Austin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.
Rob Jones finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Hartlepool 1-1 Doncaster.Kyle Bennett provided the assist for the goal.
Peter Hartley challenges Jordan Ball unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Cotterill.
Jonathan Franks sends in a cross, Paul Quinn makes a clearance.
Paul Keegan comes on in place of Chris Brown. Steve Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Woods. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.
David Cotterill has an effort at goal. Save by Scott Flinders. David Cotterill takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the area by David Syers misses to the left of the target.
Jonathan Franks crosses the ball, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.
James Harper produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post. James Husband on for Shelton Martis. Ritchie Humphreys is brought on as a substitute for Charlie Wyke.
Foul by Paul Quinn on Charlie Wyke, free kick awarded. Steve Howard produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Gary Woods.
David Cotterill takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Neil Austin.
Unfair challenge on Shelton Martis by Jonathan Franks results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shelton Martis.
Darren Holden crosses the ball, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Flinders by David Syers. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Steve Howard fouled by Shelton Martis, the ref awards a Penalty. Placed penalty scored by Neil Austin. Hartlepool 1-0 Doncaster.Assist on the goal came from Steve Howard.
Drilled right-footed shot by Shelton Martis. Blocked by Neil Austin.
David Cotterill takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Neil Austin.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Charlie Wyke goes wide left of the target. Jordan Ball joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Paynter.
Foul by Shelton Martis on Charlie Wyke, free kick awarded. The referee shows Shelton Martis a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Darren Holden restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shelton Martis on Steve Howard. Jonathan Franks crosses the ball in from the free kick, David Syers makes a clearance.
Darren Holden is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed by David Cotterill. Headed effort from inside the area by Chris Brown misses to the left of the goal.
The official flags Steve Howard offside. Free kick taken by Shelton Martis.
Rob Jones challenges Steve Howard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Darren Holden from left channel, David Cotterill manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Jonathan Franks, Billy Paynter makes a clearance.
Charlie Wyke joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Noble.
Shot by James Poole. Gary Woods makes a brilliant save. Corner taken by Jonathan Franks from the right by-line, Steve Howard takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.
Corner taken by Jonathan Franks, clearance made by Tommy Spurr. Jonathan Franks takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Rob Jones.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Brown. Darren Holden takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Baldwin on Chris Brown. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Cotterill, save by Scott Flinders.
Paul Quinn delivers the ball, clearance by Jack Baldwin.
James Harper takes a shot. Darren Holden gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the left by-line. Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by David Syers misses to the right of the target.
Shot from 25 yards from Neil Austin. Blocked by Rob Jones.
Effort from outside the area by Kyle Bennett goes wide right of the goal.
Billy Paynter sends in a cross, clearance made by Jack Baldwin.
The ball is crossed by Jonathan Franks, clearance by Shelton Martis. Centre by Jonathan Franks, Rob Jones makes a clearance.
Ryan Noble takes a shot. Blocked by Shelton Martis.
The ball is crossed by Jonathan Franks, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.
James Poole produces a drilled left-footed shot from outside the area and hits the bar.
(Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with James Poole coming on for Evan Horwood.
Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by Shelton Martis goes over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Jonathan Franks by Kyle Bennett results in a free kick. Neil Austin delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Kyle Bennett, save by Scott Flinders.
Evan Horwood crosses the ball, clearance by Tommy Spurr. Neil Austin takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
David Cotterill delivers the ball, Jonathan Franks makes a clearance.
Shot by Kyle Bennett. Comfortable save by Scott Flinders.
Shelton Martis challenges Steve Howard unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Darren Holden from left channel, save by Gary Woods.
Centre by Evan Horwood, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Chris Brown. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Unfair challenge on Rob Jones by Steve Howard results in a free kick. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Evan Horwood by David Syers results in a free kick. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Jack Baldwin, Steve Howard produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
The ball is swung over by Jonathan Franks, clearance by Rob Jones.
The ball is crossed by Kyle Bennett.
Header from deep inside the penalty area by Steve Howard goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Noble. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Jones.
The ball is crossed by David Cotterill, Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.
Billy Paynter produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is crossed by David Cotterill, Jack Baldwin makes a clearance.
Duo return for Hartlepool
Steve Howard and Paul Murray are both expected to return to Hartlepool's starting line-up for the home clash with Doncaster.
Veteran striker Howard, who has recently been struggling with a shin injury, and midfielder Murray were rested for the midweek Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Bradford.
Winger Andy Monkhouse has been ruled out for up to six weeks after damaging ankle ligaments in last weekend's defeat at Crewe, while young forward Luke James suffered a slight thigh problem playing for the reserves and was taken off as a precaution.
Midfielder Simon Walton returned to the side in midweek following his recovery from an ankle injury but he failed to impress, while new loan signing Charlie Wyke, from Middlesbrough, will be hoping to continue up front after making his Pools debut against the Bantams.
Skipper Sam Collins, midfielder Antony Sweeney and striker James Poole are all pushing for recalls as Neale Cooper's men chase their first league win in eight matches.
Doncaster will be given a double defensive boost for the trip.
Rovers were without both Shelton Martis (hamstring) and Paul Quinn (hip) on Tuesday when they knocked reigning holders Chesterfield out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
But the pair were left out merely as a precaution as Dean Saunders' side triumphed 1-0 thanks to a goal from teenage debutant Jordan Ball.
Saunders is still without Jamie McCombe, who has a hairline fracture of the spine along with a torn muscle in his thigh, and is expected to be out until the new year.
Ball's fairytale first game could result in him being rewarded with a spot on the bench.
Fellow striker Iain Hume is expected to return to the starting line-up to partner Billy Paynter.
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