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The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Austin by Aaron Mclean. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
Gary Liddle finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 2-0 Peterborough.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing on for Arron Davies. Lee Frecklington challenges Joe Gamble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.
Armann Bjornsson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leon McSweeney.
Ryan Bennett is brought on as a substitute for Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi. The assistant referee signals for offside against Denis Behan. Joe Lewis takes the free kick. George Boyd takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean. Corner taken by Lee Frecklington.
Lee Tomlin receives a red card for serious foul play. Unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney by Lee Tomlin results in a free kick. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Frecklington on Joe Gamble. Joe Gamble restarts play with the free kick.
George Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Liddle. Jake Kean takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood to the near post, clearance by Lee Frecklington.
Shot from 12 yards by Leon McSweeney. Kelvin Langmead gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken by Joe Gamble from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Joe Lewis.
Aaron Mclean is ruled offside. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Lee Frecklington from the left by-line.
Shot by Lee Tomlin. Save by Jake Kean.
Unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Neil Austin results in a free kick. Lee Tomlin takes the direct free kick.
Steven Haslam comes on in place of Paul Murray.
Handball decision goes against Leon McSweeney. Free kick taken by Arron Davies.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Frecklington by Joe Gamble. Direct free kick taken by Lee Frecklington.
Foul by Sam Collins on Craig Mackail-Smith, free kick awarded. Lee Frecklington takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Mark Little on Paul Murray, free kick awarded. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.
Denis Behan is brought on as a substitute for Colin Larkin.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by Craig Mackail-Smith misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Jake Kean by Craig Mackail-Smith results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Corner taken right-footed by Arron Davies to the near post, save by Jake Kean.
Joe Gamble concedes a free kick for a foul on Kelvin Langmead. Joe Lewis takes the direct free kick.
Mathew Gill goes off and Lee Frecklington comes on.
Neil Austin produces a cross, Joe Lewis makes a comfortable save.
Unfair challenge on Evan Horwood by Aaron Mclean results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
George Boyd takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Little by Andy Monkhouse. Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Jake Kean makes a comfortable save.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Evan Horwood.
The match restarts for the second half.
The match has reached half-time.
Peter Hartley scores a headed goal from close range. Hartlepool 1-0 Peterborough.Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood played to the near post, assist on the goal came from Evan Horwood.
Lee Tomlin crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Arron Davies misses to the left of the target.
Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi fouled by Leon McSweeney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.
George Boyd has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Gary Liddle crosses the ball, save made by Joe Lewis.
Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean.
George Boyd decides to take the corner short.
The ball is delivered by Lee Tomlin, blocked by Colin Larkin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Monkhouse on Mark Little. Direct free kick taken by Mark Little.
Andy Monkhouse has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Craig Mackail-Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Collins. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
Mark Little concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Liddle. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Murray from left wing, clearance made by Kelvin Langmead.
Foul by Arron Davies on Peter Hartley, free kick awarded. Jake Kean takes the direct free kick.
Neil Austin handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
Evan Horwood takes the inswinging corner, save by Joe Lewis.
Unfair challenge on Arron Davies by Gary Liddle results in a free kick. Mathew Gill restarts play with the free kick.
Gabriel Zakuani gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Colin Larkin. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.
Kelvin Langmead challenges Sam Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Kean takes the direct free kick.
Corner from right by-line taken by George Boyd.
Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Jake Kean makes a save.
Colin Larkin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
Lee Tomlin fouled by Gary Liddle, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mathew Gill.
Gary Liddle concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Little. Joe Lewis takes the direct free kick.
Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon McSweeney. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.
Header by Andy Monkhouse from inside the area strikes the post.
Unfair challenge on Peter Hartley by George Boyd results in a free kick. Jake Kean takes the direct free kick.
Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney. Evan Horwood sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Peter Hartley goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
The game kicks-off.
Wadsworth may change side
Hartlepool caretaker manager Mick Wadsworth could recall several key players for the visit of Peterborough.
Wadsworth opted to make five changes for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory over Bradford in midweek but looks set to revert to the team that beat Plymouth last weekend.
Antony Sweeney is a doubt as he is nursing a hamstring injury while James Brown and Billy Greulich (both ankle) are continued absentees.
Wadsworth said: "I think it would be difficult to change the team from last Saturday because it was such a good performance.
"If I did change it there would be one or two who would have good reason to say 'hang on a minute'. I thought they were superb at Plymouth in every shape and form."
Pools welcome second-placed Peterborough to Victoria Park hoping to improve on their dreadful home record, having shipped 15 goals in their five games so far this term.
Peterborough manager Gary Johnson will keep faith with goalkeeper Joe Lewis for the trip.
Lewis was at fault for Huddersfield's opening goal in the 3-2 defeat in midweek but will be between the posts against managerless Pools.
Captain Grant McCann is away on international duty with Northern Ireland but is also serving the third and final game of his suspension while Lee Frecklington could keep his place.
Frecklington returned to the starting line-up at Huddersfield after a knee injury and lasted the whole 90 minutes to put himself in contention.
Former Stockport winger Tommy Rowe - who has been playing at full-back this season - came off at half-time in last weekend's 1-0 win at Carlisle nursing a groin injury and is out.
That leaves record signing Ryan Bennett and midfielder James Wesolowski (both knee) as the only other injury victims at London Road.
Pools too strong for Posh
Hartlepool put a dent in Peterborough's promotion aspirations with a well-deserved 2-0 win at Victoria Park.
Peter Hartley and Gary Liddle netted the goals as Pools saw off a visiting side who were down to 10 men for the closing stages following the dismissal of Lee Tomlin.
In an game which never let up from start to finish, Andy Monkhouse hit a post after just nine minutes with a clever stooping header which beat Joe Lewis but not the frame of the goal.
Home keeper Jake Kean saved from Craig Mackail-Smith after he nipped in across the defence, and as half-time approached George Boyd headed over as the ball bounced up in front of him.
But with 44 minutes on the clock Pools took the lead when Evan Horwood's inswinging corner was powerfully headed home from eight yards by Peter Hartley.
Posh were again denied by Kean after 72 minutes, Tomlin's 25-yard free-kick heading for the top corner before the keeper stretched to push it over.
Tomlin then saw red with eight minutes remaining for a lunge on Leon McSweeney.
Posh still almost levelled, though, when Boyd's curling shot was somehow clawed out by Kean.
But there was time for Hartlepool to net a second, Liddle sweeping into the bottom corner on 89 minutes from distance to secure three successive wins.
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