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Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Leon McSweeney from the left by-line, clearance by Enoch Showunmi.
Aaron Cresswell challenges Josh Rowbotham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.
Antony Sweeney fouled by Ash Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Ash Taylor is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Aaron Cresswell from the right by-line, Andy Monkhouse makes a clearance.
Adam McGurk takes a shot. Save by Andy Rafferty.
Corner taken by Leon McSweeney from the right by-line, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.
Denis Behan takes a shot. Blocked by Enoch Showunmi.
Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.
Dale Jennings gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 1-1 Tranmere.The assist for the goal came from Enoch Showunmi.
Enoch Showunmi takes a shot. Andy Rafferty makes a save.
John Welsh challenges Antony Sweeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.
Corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, Ian Goodison makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Goodison on Denis Behan. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.
Denis Behan takes a shot.
Leon McSweeney takes a shot. Tony Warner makes a save.
The ball is swung over by Dale Jennings.
Unfair challenge on Denis Behan by Mark McChrystal results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.
Adam McGurk is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Andy Rafferty.
Sam Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Enoch Showunmi. Ian Goodison takes the free kick.
Evan Horwood fouled by Andy Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Rafferty.
Darren Holden leaves the field to be replaced by Evan Horwood.
Enoch Showunmi handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Rafferty.
Andy Robinson takes a shot. Joe Gamble gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson.
Dale Jennings joins the action as a substitute, replacing Zoumana Bakayogo.
Denis Behan replaces Michael Mackay. Colin Larkin replaces Adam Boyd. Adam McGurk joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lucas Akins.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Darren Holden from the right by-line, Tony Warner makes a save.
Corner taken right-footed by Leon McSweeney, clearance made by Ian Goodison.
Darren Holden delivers the ball, save by Tony Warner.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Boyd. Indirect free kick taken by Mark McChrystal.
Shot from just outside the box by Lucas Akins misses to the left of the target. Andy Robinson is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Weir.
Corner taken by Robbie Weir.
Robbie Weir produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
The referee blows for offside against Enoch Showunmi. Andy Rafferty takes the free kick.
John Welsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney. Andy Rafferty restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Michael Mackay, Ian Goodison makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Enoch Showunmi by Peter Hartley results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Aaron Cresswell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Gamble on Robbie Weir. Mark McChrystal restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Kay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Holden. Free kick taken by Leon McSweeney.
Leon McSweeney crosses the ball, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.
Josh Rowbotham sends in a cross, Lucas Akins manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Lucas Akins, Antony Sweeney manages to make a clearance.
Effort from just outside the area by Aaron Cresswell goes over the bar.
John Welsh fouled by Antony Sweeney, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Kay takes the direct free kick.
Joe Gamble concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Weir. Michael Kay takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Aaron Cresswell. Andy Rafferty restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Kay crosses the ball, clearance by Sam Collins.
Mark McChrystal concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Boyd. Leon McSweeney has an effort direct from the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Darren Holden.
Shot on goal by Michael Mackay from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney by Enoch Showunmi results in a free kick. Andy Rafferty restarts play with the free kick.
Antony Sweeney finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 1-0 Tranmere.Sam Collins provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Mark McChrystal by Adam Boyd results in a free kick. Tony Warner takes the direct free kick.
Leon McSweeney produces a overhead kick left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Sam Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Enoch Showunmi. Aaron Cresswell takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Aaron Cresswell, Effort from the edge of the penalty box by John Welsh goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Centre by Lucas Akins, Enoch Showunmi takes a shot. Sam Collins makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Zoumana Bakayogo.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ian Goodison. Andy Rafferty takes the indirect free kick.
Effort from the edge of the area by Adam Boyd goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Zoumana Bakayogo delivers the ball, Unfair challenge on Andy Rafferty by Enoch Showunmi results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Rafferty.
Wadsworth could ring changes
Hartlepool first-team coach Mick Wadsworth could make changes for the home clash with Tranmere.
Wadsworth has hinted at giving his fringe players a chance in recent weeks, and with neither promotion or relegation on the cards, the Rovers clash could provide the perfect opportunity.
Back-up goalkeeper Andy Rafferty will be hoping for a chance between the posts, while young defender Paul Johnson could be handed his debut after being an unused substitute against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.
Utility-man Leon McSweeney could also be recalled to the starting line-up, along with Ritchie Humphreys.
Attacking options include Colin Larkin, Denis Behan or handing Michael Mackay his first start for the club since March 2009.
Right-back Neil Austin and striker James Brown both played an hour for the reserves in midweek on their comebacks from calf and ankle injuries respectively, but are unlikely to be involved.
Tranmere boss Les Parry will assess the fitness of several players ahead of the trip.
Deputy goalkeeper Joe Collister sustained a thigh injury during a reserve match against Shrewsbury on Wednesday.
He was forced off and may now miss the trip to Victoria Park as Rovers bid to bounce back from Tuesday`s 1-0 defeat at the hands of fellow strugglers Notts County.
Midfielder Andy Robinson has been nursing a groin injury and rookie striker Dale Jennings has been troubled by an ankle strain.
However, both players came off the bench in midweek and also featured for the reserves the following day as they bid to return to full fitness.
Parry will also check on the fitness of veteran defender Ian Goodison and striker Enoch Showunmi.
Rovers peg back Pools
Tranmere took another step closer to safety with an undeserved point in a 1-1 draw at Hartlepool.
Rovers moved seven points clear of the League One drop zone after substitute Dale Jennnings nabbed an 82nd-minute leveller at Victoria Park.
The home side took the lead after 14 minutes when top scorer Antony Sweeney turned in his 14th of the season. A long throw-in from teenage debutant Darren Holden was headed on by Sam Collins and the midfielder swept the ball past Tony Warner from 12 yards.
Michael Mackay could have doubled the lead, but lifted his lobbed effort onto the roof of the net.
Pools substitute Denis Behan had three chances to make the game safe in the second period. First his close-range effort was blocked by Ian Goodison, then he struck the crossbar with a fierce 35-yard drive and from an indirect free-kick eight yards out, Enoch Showumni charged down his goalbound effort.
But three minutes later Rovers levelled when goalkeeper Andy Rafferty, on his first appearance, made a low stop to keep out Showumni's effort but Jennings followed up to tap in.
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