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Shot by Adam Boyd. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
Matt Done challenges Joe Gamble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leon McSweeney restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Evan Horwood played to the near post.
Shot from 18 yards by Denis Behan. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.
Corner taken by Leon McSweeney from the left by-line to the near post, Joe Thompson manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Evan Horwood, Chris O'Grady manages to make a clearance.
Leon McSweeney takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Chris O'Grady.
Inswinging corner taken by Leon McSweeney from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jason Kennedy.
Shot from 12 yards from Adam Boyd. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
Chris O'Grady takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Flinders makes a save.
Will Atkinson leaves the field to be replaced by Joe Thompson.
Adam Boyd has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
Denis Behan concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Dawson. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney by Jason Kennedy. Evan Horwood crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Liddle on Craig Dawson. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Leon McSweeney from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jason Kennedy.
Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, save by Owain Fon Williams.
A cross is delivered by Andy Monkhouse, save by Owain Fon Williams.
A cross is delivered by Nicky Adams, Steven Haslam makes a clearance.
Andy Monkhouse challenges Jason Kennedy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Dawson.
Fabian Yantorno goes off and Leon McSweeney comes on.
Adam Boyd has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
Craig Dawson goes into the book. Craig Dawson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Liddle. Fabian Yantorno crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Sam Collins challenges Robbie Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Fabian Yantorno.
(Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Adam Boyd coming on for Ryan Donaldson. Denis Behan on for Colin Larkin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Holness on Fabian Yantorno. Fabian Yantorno has an effort direct from the free kick.
Chris O'Grady concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Collins. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Will Atkinson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Craig Dawson fouled by Ryan Donaldson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Wiseman.
Craig Dawson scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 0-2 Rochdale.Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line, assist by Nicky Adams.
Scott Wiseman sends in a cross, clearance made by Peter Hartley.
The referee cautions Evan Horwood for unsporting behaviour. Evan Horwood challenges Nicky Adams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Wiseman takes the free kick.
Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Collins.
Gary Jones has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Steven Haslam makes a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Will Atkinson. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams, Sam Collins manages to make a clearance.
Drilled right-footed shot by Nicky Adams. Sam Collins gets a block in.
Foul by Steven Haslam on Matt Done, free kick awarded. Nicky Adams crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Ryan Donaldson manages to make a clearance.
Will Atkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Haslam. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.
Fabian Yantorno takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Robbie Williams makes a clearance.
Chris O'Grady has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
Effort on goal by Andy Monkhouse from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
Foul by Chris O'Grady on Sam Collins, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Evan Horwood produces a cross.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Matt Done, save by Scott Flinders.
The ball is delivered by Evan Horwood, comfortable save by Owain Fon Williams.
Unfair challenge on Matt Done by Ryan Donaldson results in a free kick. Marcus Holness takes the free kick.
Joe Gamble takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
The ball is swung over by Nicky Adams, Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.
Gary Jones delivers the ball, clearance made by Evan Horwood.
Andy Monkhouse is ruled offside. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.
Gary Jones grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-1 Rochdale.Assist on the goal came from Nicky Adams.
Andy Monkhouse produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
Corner taken by Fabian Yantorno, Craig Dawson manages to make a clearance.
Robbie Williams takes a shot from 20 yards. Scott Flinders makes a save.
Sam Collins produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris O'Grady on Joe Gamble. Steven Haslam takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Fabian Yantorno. Blocked by Craig Dawson.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Jones. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Fabian Yantorno, clearance by Robbie Williams.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Colin Larkin played to the near post, Sam Collins takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
Volleyed right-footed shot by Andy Monkhouse. Owain Fon Williams makes a save.
Centre by Ryan Donaldson, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Nicky Adams. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Double defensive doubt for Pools
Hartlepool boss Mick Wadsworth has doubts over Steve Haslam and Armann Bjornsson for the home clash with Rochdale.
Defender Haslam was forced off at half-time during last weekend's 5-2 defeat at Walsall with a back injury and will face a late fitness test.
Bjornsson, who would have been Haslam's likely deputy, has struggled to train this week due to an illness and looks almost certain to miss out.
Midfielder Antony Sweeney is set to be sidelined again with an ankle wound which will need at least another week to heal.
Striker James Brown is progressing well in his recovery from a twisted ankle which forced him to miss the Saddlers defeat, but is unlikely to be risked against Dale.
Pools will be looking to get back to winning ways following successive defeats.
Rochdale boss Keith Hill is boosted by the return of midfielder Joe Thompson for the trip.
Thompson has been suffering from a groin injury in recent weeks but has begun training again and looks certain to come into contention.
Hill has no other injury or suspension concerns as his men seek to enhance their play-off credentials after last weekend`s 1-0 win at Plymouth.
Dale are 10 points adrift of the top six but have games in hand on the majority of their rivals and Hill is urging his men to stay focused.
"It's up to the players to meet the challenge and get as many points as we can," he said.
"We are one of those teams that could come with a late run, because we have got the games to play."
Dale continue good form
Rochdale chalked up a third successive win with a well-deserved 2-0 victory at out-of-sorts Hartlepool.
Keith Hill's side dominated at Victoria Park, as goals from Gary Jones and Craig Dawson made it nine points from nine.
Visiting keeper Owain Fon Williams was first in action, diving full-stretch to push a stinging Andy Monkhouse shot over the bar on four minutes before, from the resulting corner, Sam Collins' header was hacked off the line by Scott Wiseman.
Dale took the lead in the 23rd minute and, from then on, were in command. Chris O'Grady picked out Nicky Adams in space on the right and his angled ball into the area was met by the on-rushing Gary Jones for his 18th goal of the season.
Adams was having a field day and, after his shot was saved by Scott Flinders, Will Atkinson's follow up was put in the net from an offside position. Flinders then made a superb stop from close range to keep out Jason Kennedy's shot.
The second goal arrived on 55 minutes, Adams again the instigator. His corner was rolled to the edge of the area where Dawson smashed in an unstoppable low shot from 20 yards.
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