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The referee ends the match.
Connor Calcutt takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.
Jack Compton restarts play with the free kick.
Harry Worley concedes a free kick for a foul on Marlon Harewood.
Foul by Jonathan Franks on Adam Marriott, free kick awarded.
Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Brobbel by Charlie Lee.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Roarie Deacon.
Tom Pett leaves the field to be replaced by Roarie Deacon.
Ryan Brobbel challenges Bira Dembele unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Harry Worley.
Jonathan Franks gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Marriott.
Corner taken by Jack Compton.
Harry Worley makes a clearance.
(Stevenage) makes a substitution, with Jerome Okimo coming on for Chris Whelpdale.
Corner taken by Jack Compton from the right by-line.
Centre by Michael Duckworth.
Header by Charlie Lee misses left.
Connor Calcutt replaces Darius Charles.
Jonathan Franks replaces Brad Walker.
Stuart Parnaby goes off and Ryan Brobbel comes on.
Shot by Charlie Lee missed to the left of the target.
Brad Walker produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Lee on Brad Walker.
Clearance made by Michael Duckworth.
Corner taken by Tom Pett.
Unfair challenge on Charlie Lee by Brad Walker results in a free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Brad Walker.
Chris Whelpdale scores with their left foot. Stevenage 1-0 Hartlepool.Assist on the goal came from Charlie Lee.
Free kick crossed by Charlie Lee.
Tom Pett fouled by Neil Austin, the ref awards a free kick.
Dean Wells takes the free kick.
Foul by Sam Collins on Darius Charles, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Wells on Luke James.
Adam Marriott is ruled offside.
Corner taken by Brad Walker from the left by-line.
Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
The match has reached half-time.
Shot by Tommy Miller went harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duckworth by Tom Pett.
Corner taken by Tom Pett from the left by-line.
Charlie Lee takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Andy Bond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Compton.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Pett.
Charlie Lee takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darius Charles by Sam Collins.
Free kick taken by Sam Beasant.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon Harewood on Andy Bond.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon Harewood on Jon Ashton.
Marlon Harewood is caught offside.
Adam Marriott takes a shot. Scott Flinders parries the effort to safety.
Chris Whelpdale takes the free kick.
Sam Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Darius Charles.
Sam Collins restarts play with the free kick.
Charlie Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brad Walker.
Darius Charles takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Tommy Miller by Chris Whelpdale results in a free kick.
Michael Duckworth restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Duckworth fouled by Adam Marriott, the ref awards a free kick.
Charlie Lee takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
Free kick taken by Bira Dembele.
Luke James gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Worley.
Free kick taken by Tom Pett.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darius Charles by Tommy Miller.
Adam Marriott takes a shot. Scott Flinders safely holds on.
The official flags Luke James offside.
Jack Compton takes a shot and bounced off the bar.
The referee starts the match.
Boro looking to bounce back
Stevenage must put a troubled period behind them when beginning life back in League Two with a home tie against Hartlepool at Broadhall Way.
Graham Westley's side lasted three seasons in League One but a closing run of just one win in 12 games saw them finish bottom of the table in May.
Influential players such as Luke Freeman and James Dunne have since moved on, but there have been new arrivals like experienced Braintree defender Dean Wells, while Ron Henry returns from Luton.
Striker Adam Marriott, Simon Walton and Chris Whelpdale will also be keen to make their mark at the club, while new goalkeeper Sam Beasant links up with his dad Dave on the coaching staff.
Hartlepool's two summer recruits Matthew Bates and Stuart Parnaby are both expected to make their competitive bows for the club.
Defender Bates and utility-man Parnaby, former team-mates at Middlesbrough, could both start in Pools' opening game, while boss Colin Cooper has a fully-fit squad to choose from.
Midfielder Jonathan Franks is in contention to start having impressed during pre-season as are striker Luke James and defender Michael Duckworth, who both signed new deals with the club during the summer.
Young midfielder Brad Walker and veteran forward Marlon Harewood also look set to start for Pools, who are bidding to climb back into Sky Bet League One at the second attempt after relegation in 2013.
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