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The referee blows for offside. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.
Jamie Cureton has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner taken by Steve Tully.
Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.
Rob Edwards on for Richard Duffy.
Adam Boyd takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save.
The ball is swung over by Neil Austin, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Denis Behan strikes the post.
Adam Boyd takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.
Centre by Jamie Cureton, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Richard Logan misses to the left of the goal.
The ball 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.
Adam Boyd takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Archibald-Henville on Adam Boyd. Denis Behan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, James Dunne gets a block in.
Denis Behan produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Adam Boyd by Billy Jones results in a free kick. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Fabian Yantorno, Adam Boyd takes a shot. Leon McSweeney is brought on as a substitute for Fabian Yantorno. Jamie Cureton comes on in place of John O'Flynn. Save by Scott Flinders.
Evan Horwood produces a cross, clearance by Billy Jones.
Centre by Evan Horwood, blocked by Troy Archibald-Henville.
A cross is delivered by Andy Monkhouse, Adam Boyd takes a shot. Blocked by Troy Archibald-Henville. Troy Archibald-Henville gets a block in.
Adam Boyd gives away a for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne. Ritchie Humphreys leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Boyd.
Effort from outside the box by Denis Behan goes wide right of the target.
Denis Behan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Colin Larkin.
Liam Sercombe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Gary Liddle.
Ryan Harley challenges Evan Horwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the free kick. Troy Archibald-Henville challenges Ritchie Humphreys unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Troy Archibald-Henville a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Antony Sweeney.
John O'Flynn grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hartlepool 2-3 Exeter.Scott Golbourne provided the assist for the goal.
Billy Jones delivers the ball, Scott Flinders makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabian Yantorno by James Dunne. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line to the near post, Troy Archibald-Henville takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Blocked by Troy Archibald-Henville.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Logan. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
Richard Duffy fouled by Ritchie Humphreys, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Duffy takes the direct free kick.
A goal is scored by John O'Flynn from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 2-2 Exeter.Assist on the goal came from Richard Logan.
Daniel Nardiello is caught offside. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.
Richard Logan is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Nardiello.
Neil Austin challenges John O'Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Harley has an effort direct from the free kick.
Steve Tully concedes a free kick for a foul on Evan Horwood. Evan Horwood takes the indirect free kick.
Goal scored by Antony Sweeney from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 2-1 Exeter.Paul Murray provided the assist for the goal.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Nardiello. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Ritchie Humphreys fires in a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 1-1 Exeter.
Scott Golbourne delivers the ball, save by Scott Flinders.
Ritchie Humphreys concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Duffy. Richard Duffy takes the free kick.
Gary Liddle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Sercombe. Scott Golbourne fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against John O'Flynn. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ritchie Humphreys. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Jones.
Ritchie Humphreys takes a corner. Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood from the left by-line played to the near post.
The official flags Colin Larkin offside. Paul Jones takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Antony Sweeney played to the near post, clearance by Richard Duffy.
A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood, Ritchie Humphreys takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.
The ball is delivered by Neil Austin, save by Paul Jones.
The ball is crossed by Ritchie Humphreys, Troy Archibald-Henville gets a block in.
Steve Tully takes a short corner.
Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.
Evan Horwood delivers the ball, Billy Jones gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Evan Horwood, clearance made by Billy Jones. Blocked by Billy Jones.
The ball is sent over by Andy Monkhouse, clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.
The ball is swung over by Colin Larkin.
Goal scored by Ryan Harley from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-1 Exeter.
Colin Larkin is adjudged to have handled the ball. Billy Jones takes the free kick.
Scott Golbourne produces a cross.
The ball is sent over by Scott Golbourne, clearance made by Gary Liddle.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Daniel Nardiello. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.
John O'Flynn is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Colin Larkin takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
The referee gets the second half started.
The first half comes to an end.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Brown could make Pools return
Hartlepool hope to welcome back striker James Brown when Exeter travel to Victoria Park.
Brown returned to training this week after recovering from the ankle injury which kept him out of last weekend's defeat at MK Dons and could come straight back into the starting line-up.
Midfielder Joe Gamble will play no part against the Grecians as he remains sidelined with an ankle problem.
Defender Neil Austin played an hour for the reserve team in midweek and will be hoping to get the nod to return to the starting line-up for the first time since the opening day of the season after shaking off an ankle problem.
Teenage goalkeeper Jake Kean will be on the bench after signing from Blackburn on Thursday to provide back-up for Scott Flinders, with Andy Rafferty (broken fingers) is out for three months.
Exeter will once again be without skipper Matt Taylor when they make the long journey.
The defender is struggling with a back injury and although a scan revealed no serious damage, he is still not ready to return.
Former Tottenham trainee Troy Archibald-Henville will keep his place in the starting line-up in the absence of Taylor.
Striker Marcus Stewart also remains sidelined as he has been troubled by back spasms but boss Paul Tisdale has no other injury problems to contend with.
Stand-in skipper Steve Tully will face Pools despite having 12 stitches in a wound above his eye during the victory over Charlton last weekend.
Strike duo Jamie Cureton and Richard Logan will be hoping to be recalled to the starting line-up.
Grecians end away-day blues
Exeter enjoyed their first away win in almost a year in a 3-2 victory over Hartlepool which came thanks to a second-half turnaround.
Trailing 2-1 at the break, the Grecians had two John O'Flynn goals in 10 minutes to thank to earn a first win on their travels since last November.
They took the lead with a classy individual effort from midfielder Ryan Harley. He skipped around Gary Liddle twice and keeper Scott Flinders before rolling in his near post finish after a mazy run.
But Pools pressed the visitors for a sustained period and were rewarded with two goals in as many minutes. First Ritchie Humphreys cracked in from 16 yards after picking his spot past keeper Paul Jones.
Then Antony Sweeney prodded in after Jones saved a Colin Larkin header on the line.
But just three minutes into the second period, a slide rule pass from Harley played in O'Flynn behind the static defence and he confidently drilled a low finish past Flinders.
Ten minutes later the Irishman was picked out by Scott Golbourne from the left wing and he headed across Flinders from close range.
The nearest Pools came to a leveller was when substitute Denis Behan headed against the woodwork and the ball rolled across the face of goal.
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