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Cedric Evina produces a cross, save by Jake Kean.
The referee blows for offside. Dean Brill takes the free kick.
Chris Taylor produces a cross, Ryan Brooke takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean.
Foul by Kieran Lee on Leon McSweeney, free kick awarded. Leon McSweeney crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Paul Black.
Oumare Tounkara challenges Neil Austin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dale Stephens from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Gary Liddle. Shot from outside the area by Cedric Evina misses to the left of the goal.
Ryan Brooke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Haslam. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Oumare Tounkara misses to the left of the target.
Antony Sweeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cedric Evina. Dean Brill takes the indirect free kick.
Armann Bjornsson on for Paul Murray. Corner from left by-line taken by Dale Stephens. Reuben Hazell concedes a free kick for a foul on James Brown. The referee shows Reuben Hazell a yellow card. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Leon McSweeney from left channel, save made by Jake Kean.
Jean Yves Mvoto scores a headed goal from close in. Hartlepool 4-2 Oldham.Assist on the goal came from Chris Taylor.
A cross is delivered by Leon McSweeney, Close range headed effort by James Brown misses to the right of the goal.
Chris Taylor handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Evan Horwood.
Aidan White leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Brooke. Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood, save by Dean Brill.
(Oldham) makes a substitution, with Ryan Brooke coming on for Aidan White. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Evan Horwood, save made by Dean Brill.
Unfair challenge on Antony Sweeney by Dale Stephens results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Austin.
Colin Larkin replaces Ritchie Humphreys. Cedric Evina delivers the ball.
Ritchie Humphreys is caught offside. Free kick taken by Reuben Hazell.
Centre by Leon McSweeney.
Antony Sweeney finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 4-1 Oldham.Assist by James Brown.
Jean Yves Mvoto challenges Steven Haslam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Antony Sweeney. Free kick taken by Reuben Hazell.
The referee shows Ritchie Jones a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Brown by Ritchie Jones. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
Dean Furman goes off and Ritchie Jones comes on. Cedric Evina comes on in place of Filipe Morais. Oumare Tounkara produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Gary Liddle has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The referee shows Neil Austin a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Filipe Morais by Neil Austin results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Dale Stephens.
The official flags Oumare Tounkara offside. Free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Filipe Morais by Gary Liddle. Dale Stephens restarts play with the free kick.
Ritchie Humphreys finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hartlepool 3-1 Oldham.Leon McSweeney provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is sent over by Filipe Morais, clearance made by Evan Horwood.
Centre by Antony Sweeney, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.
Gary Liddle concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Furman. Dale Stephens takes the direct free kick.
Gary Liddle fouled by Dale Stephens, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Oumare Tounkara. Save by Jake Kean. Chris Taylor has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean Yves Mvoto by Ritchie Humphreys. Reuben Hazell takes the indirect free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Dean Furman goes wide left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on James Brown by Dean Furman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Taylor. Jake Kean takes the indirect free kick.
Jean Yves Mvoto receives a caution. Goal scored by Peter Hartley from close in high into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 2-1 Oldham.Jean Yves Mvoto concedes a free kick for a foul on Ritchie Humphreys. The assist for the goal came from Leon McSweeney.
Filipe Morais produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Jake Kean makes a save.
Paul Murray delivers the ball, Leon McSweeney produces a volleyed left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Centre by Filipe Morais, Kieran Lee produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Foul by Paul Murray on Chris Taylor, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Dale Stephens from left wing, clearance made by Antony Sweeney. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dale Stephens played to the near post, Oumare Tounkara takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.
The referee shows Chris Taylor a yellow card. Corner taken right-footed by Dale Stephens, clearance made by Paul Murray.
Oumare Tounkara is ruled offside. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.
Penalty scored by Neil Austin. Hartlepool 1-1 Oldham.Dale Stephens concedes a free kick for a foul on Antony Sweeney. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neil Austin. Handball by Jean Yves Mvoto.
James Brown has an effort at goal. Save by Dean Brill. Corner taken right-footed by Leon McSweeney from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Dean Furman.
Peter Hartley is booked. Peter Hartley challenges Aidan White unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dale Stephens crosses the ball, Chris Taylor has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ritchie Humphreys. Chris Taylor produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Reuben Hazell on James Brown. Leon McSweeney crosses the ball in from the free kick, Reuben Hazell makes a clearance.
Dale Stephens finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-1 Oldham.Assist on the goal came from Chris Taylor.
Gary Liddle concedes a free kick for a foul on Aidan White. Reuben Hazell takes the indirect free kick.
Filipe Morais produces a cross.
Shot from just outside the area by Filipe Morais misses to the right of the target.
Sam Collins leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Haslam. Centre by Paul Black, clearance made by Evan Horwood. Centre by Dale Stephens.
Centre by Chris Taylor, clearance made by Neil Austin. Dale Stephens takes the inswinging corner, Paul Murray makes a clearance. Dale Stephens takes the inswinging corner, Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.
Paul Murray fouled by Dale Stephens, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
The game kicks-off.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The second half begins.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Pools boosted by Kean extension
Hartlepool go into their clash against Oldham boosted by the news goalkeeper Jake Kean has extended his loan spell at the club.
Kean, borrowed from Blackburn, has impressed since his arrival at Victoria Park in September, keeping nine clean sheets in 18 appearances.
The 19-year-old will remain in the north east until February and will continue in place of the injured Scott Flinders (hand), who returned to light training this week.
Fellow stopper Andy Rafferty returns to the bench as back-up to Kean following a hand problem of his own.
Andy Monkhouse is suspended after the winger was booked for the fifth time this season in the Boxing Day win over Huddersfield.
Billy Greulich (ankle) is still out but Peter Hartley has overcome a dead leg.
Oldham boss Paul Dickov has a virtually full-strength squad available as his side make a long-awaited return to action.
The Latics have not played since November 27 after matches against Walsall, Swindon, MK Dons, Carlisle and Colchester were all postponed.
But midfielder Ritchie Jones has recovered from hamstring and groin injuries, leaving Dickov with no major injury concerns.
And after the home derby with Rochdale just two days later, the loan spells of three players - Arsenal's Cedric Evina, Leeds United's Aidan White and Preston's Neal Trotman - come to an end.
Dickov is keen to keep all three men for a hugely-busy period featuring eight further matches inside 29 days as the Latics play a number of rearranged games.
Pools thrash Latics
Hartlepool made it five successive victories with a demolition job on Oldham, winning 4-2.
Mick Wadsworth's side were rampant as they moved right into play-off contention, but they fell a goal down after 18 minutes, as Oumare Tounkara rolled his pass into the feet of Dale Stephens, who finished low from 20 yards.
Pools levelled from the spot after Jean Yves Mvoto handled and Neil Austin slotted in their first penalty of the season.
They took the lead after 44 minutes, Peter Hartley volleying home Evan Horwwood's free-kick from close range.
Ritchie Humphreys turned in from six yards after Leon McSweeney headed back a deep James Brown cross as the hosts took control.
And Antony Sweeney's ninth goal of the season - a close-range finish from a long Steve Haslam free-kick sealed a comprehensive win.
Mvoto got one back after 81 minutes with a header off the underside of the bar but the damage had been done.
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