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Robin Shroot has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
James Poole leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Haslam.
Robin Shroot takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Scott Laird finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Stevenage 2-2 Hartlepool.Robin Shroot provided the assist for the goal.
Corner taken by Robin Shroot, save by Scott Flinders. Scott Laird takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Scott Flinders.
Colin Nish takes a shot. Blocked by Jon Ashton. Corner taken by Neil Austin played to the near post, Chris Day makes a save.
James Brown comes on in place of Colin Larkin.
Chris Beardsley fouled by Peter Hartley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Scott Laird from right channel.
Robin Shroot concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Murray. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Evan Horwood, clearance made by Jon Ashton.
Chris Beardsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Collins. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robin Shroot by Peter Hartley. Scott Laird crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Sam Collins. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robin Shroot from the left by-line to the near post, Jon Ashton takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Roberts on James Poole. Neil Austin delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
A goal is scored by Byron Harrison from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Stevenage 1-2 Hartlepool.
Scott Flinders receives a caution for time wasting.
Byron Harrison is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Unfair challenge on Scott Laird by Colin Nish results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Larkin on Chris Beardsley. Robin Shroot takes the free kick. Corner taken right-footed by Robin Shroot from the right by-line, clearance made by Colin Nish. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robin Shroot played to the near post.
James Poole replaces Adam Boyd. Chris Beardsley replaces Darius Charles.
The referee blows for offside against Colin Nish. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.
Shot by Darius Charles from outside the box goes over the target. Robin Shroot joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Mousinho.
Jennison Myrie-Williams joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stacy Long.
Michael Bostwick takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
Colin Nish takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.
Foul by John Mousinho on Colin Larkin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
John Mousinho produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
Jon Ashton challenges Colin Nish unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Adam Boyd and scored. Stevenage 0-2 Hartlepool.
Shot from just outside the box by Paul Murray goes over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Murray by Michael Bostwick. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Monkhouse produces a left-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Colin Larkin takes a shot. Scott Laird gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Neil Austin, Scott Laird manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, Peter Hartley scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Stevenage 0-1 Hartlepool.Assist by Evan Horwood.
Header from deep inside the area by Byron Harrison goes over the bar.
Neil Austin has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Michael Bostwick is penalised for a handball. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Stacy Long takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Evan Horwood makes a clearance.
Andy Monkhouse challenges Lawrie Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jon Ashton.
Andy Monkhouse takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.
Foul by Michael Bostwick on Colin Nish, free kick awarded. Neil Austin crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Phil Edwards.
Mark Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Boyd. Shot comes in from Colin Nish from the free kick, Byron Harrison gets a block in. Ritchie Humphreys takes a shot. Phil Edwards gets a block in.
Andy Monkhouse has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
Byron Harrison takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Austin from the left by-line, clearance by Darius Charles.
Lawrie Wilson takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
The referee blows for offside against Stacy Long. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
Darius Charles takes a shot. Sam Collins gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Stacy Long from the right by-line.
Peter Hartley concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Harrison. Free kick crossed by Stacy Long.
Unfair challenge on Mark Roberts by Colin Nish results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.
Short corner taken by Stacy Long.
Byron Harrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Collins. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Colin Nish takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Colin Nish. Chris Day takes the free kick.
Phil Edwards challenges Colin Nish unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Michael Bostwick on Adam Boyd, free kick awarded. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.
Bostwick back for Boro
Michael Bostwick comes back into the reckoning for Stevenage's home game against Hartlepool.
The midfielder was sent off during the draw at fellow League One newcomers Chesterfield last weekend and served a one-match suspension as Boro recorded their first win of the season at Bournemouth on Tuesday night.
After such an impressive result on the south coast, Bostwick could struggle to get back into Graham Westley's team and may have to settle for a place on the bench.
Jennison Myrie-Williams, Chris Beardsley, Robin Shroot, who all came on as substitutes against the Cherries, and Ben May are options for Westley should the Boro boss feel the need to freshen up his starting XI.
Hartlepool striker James Brown is pushing for his first start of the season in the club's first ever encounter with Boro.
Brown has been struggling with an ankle injury during the summer and made his first appearance of the season when stepping off the substitutes' bench during the goalless draw with Huddersfield in midweek.
Fellow striker Colin Larkin also returned from an ankle injury on Tuesday night and will be hoping to retain his place, while James Poole, Colin Nish and Adam Boyd provide coach Mick Wadsworth with alternative options.
Wadsworth has no new injury or suspension concerns, but midfield quartet Gary Liddle, Antony Sweeney, Nathan Luscombe and Nolberto Solano remain sidelined.
Liddle is hoping to feature at Rochdale next week with the aid of a special mask, but is not yet ready to return following surgery on a fractured cheekbone and Sweeney is still struggling with a groin problem.
Luscombe sits out the second game of a three-match ban and Solano has not shaken off a hamstring strain.
Laird on the mark to deny Pools
Scott Laird rescued a 2-2 draw for Stevenage against Hartlepool with a well-taken equaliser with just two minutes left.
Laird latched onto substitute Robin Shroot's cross to head home clinically and salvage a point.
Hartlepool were in command in the first half and deservedly went in at the break with a two-goal cushion.
Early on Andy Monkhouse fired in a powerful shot which Chris Day got down well to save, but two goals inside eight minutes fired the visitors into a healthy lead.
Peter Hartley scored first when he headed in following a fine cross from the left from Evan Horwood.
Four minutes before half-time it was two courtesy of a penalty. Jon Ashton clumsily upended Colin Nish, leaving Adam Boyd to make no mistake from the spot.
After the break the hosts rallied and grabbed a lifeline when Byron Harrison fired home from inside the box.
And after Laird's late leveller, Shroot almost nicked it for the hosts when he fired inches wide from 12 yards.
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