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The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
The referee red cards Steve Howard for serious foul play.
Foul by Steve Howard on Scott Davies, free kick awarded.
Penalty taken right-footed by Asa Hall and scored. Hartlepool 1-3 Oxford Utd.
Scott Flinders challenges Scott Davies unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
(Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Antony Sweeney coming on for Simon Walton.
Michael Raynes fouled by Steve Howard, the ref awards a free kick.
Scott Davies on for Deane Smalley.
Steve Howard on for Neil Austin.
Sean Rigg leaves the field to be replaced by Joshua Ruffels.
The ball is sent over by Michael Duckworth.
Luke James takes a shot.
David Hunt takes the free kick.
Matthew Dolan challenges Danny Rose unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Foul by Deane Smalley on Michael Duckworth, free kick awarded.
Clearance made by Jack Baldwin.
James Constable on for Ryan Williams.
Matthew Dolan crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Johnny Mullins is given a yellow card.
Johnny Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Poole.
Deane Smalley scores with their right foot. Hartlepool 1-2 Oxford Utd.Sean Rigg provided the assist for the goal.
Centre by Sean Rigg.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jack Compton.
Free kick taken by Matthew Dolan.
Asa Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Compton.
The ball is sent over by James Poole.
Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Poole on Tom Newey.
Corner taken by Jack Compton from the right by-line.
Shot comes in from Jack Compton from the free kick. Blocked by Danny Rose.
Unfair challenge on James Poole by Tom Newey results in a free kick.
Free kick crossed by Jack Compton.
David Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Compton.
Luke James slots the ball right footed into the goal. Hartlepool 1-1 Oxford Utd.
Sean Rigg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Poole.
Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.
The second half has started.
Sean Rigg is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Michael Raynes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke James.
The match has reached half-time.
Unfair challenge on James Poole by Sean Rigg results in a free kick.
The ball is sent over by Sean Rigg.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Williams.
Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Deane Smalley.
Andy Monkhouse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Rigg.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Asa Hall on Andy Monkhouse.
Alfie Potter takes a shot. Scott Flinders safely holds on.
David Hunt manages to make a clearance.
Jonathan Franks leaves the field to be replaced by James Poole.
Jack Compton fouled by David Hunt, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jonathan Franks.
Ryan Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Dolan.
Shot by Simon Walton went wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner taken by Jonathan Franks from the right by-line.
Alfie Potter is caught offside.
Christian Burgess manages to make a clearance.
Danny Rose crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick taken by Neil Austin.
Deane Smalley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Baldwin.
Sean Rigg takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Deane Smalley concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Baldwin.
Free kick taken by Simon Walton.
Corner taken by Danny Rose.
Corner taken by Jonathan Franks from the left by-line.
Shot by Simon Walton.
Asa Hall has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Ryan Williams scores with a left foot finish. Hartlepool 0-1 Oxford Utd.The assist for the goal came from Deane Smalley.
Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Franks on Asa Hall.
The match gets underway.
Sweeney set for Pools return
Hartlepool skipper Antony Sweeney could make his first appearance since early August against Oxford.
Midfielder Sweeney, sidelined with a torn calf muscle, was restricted to a role as unused substitute last week due to illness, but is hoping to feature as Pools look to build on their recent revival.
But fellow midfielder Brad Walker is set to miss out again as the teenager continues to recover from the ankle injury which has kept him out of the last two matches.
Veteran striker Steve Howard is hoping to return to the squad, while manager Colin Cooper has no new selection problems following last week's draw at Bristol Rovers.
Oxford will be without suspended duo Andy Whing and Dave Kitson.
Whing was handed a straight red card in the 1-0 loss to Chesterfield and the U's decided against appealing the decision, ruling the midfielder out for the next three games.
Former Reading striker Kitson picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in that defeat and with captain Jake Wright, James Constable, Jon Meades and Max Crocombe all missing it leaves Chris Wilder rather short of bodies.
Alfie Potter could start behind Deane Smalley as the U's look to get back to winning ways having tasted defeat for the first time in League Two this season.
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