Hartlepool 2-0 Plymouth: Report
Sweeney reaches half century in winAntony Sweeney scored his 50th goal for Hartlepool as they ended Plymouth's three-game winning streak with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Victoria Park.Peter Reid's side remain rooted to the foot of the table, and were well beaten.Sweeney, Pools` top scorer, netted his 13th of the season after 20 minutes to give the home side the lead.Ryan Donaldson, on loan from Newcastle, skipped through the home defence to tee-up the midfielder for a six-yard tap-in.Scott Flinders saved well from a Yannick Bolasie piledriver five minutes later, but visiting shots on target were scarce.Romain Larrieu reacted to kick away a goalbound effort from James Brown before half-time and Sam Collins headed wide from the corner.But Pools made the game safe in the 64th minute. A deep Leon McSweeney free-kick was headed back across goal for skipper Collins to bundle home from inside the six-yard area.Minutes later Collins made a vital block from a goalbound Bhasera shot.Substitute Colin Larkin should have scored a late third for Pools, but Larrieu kept out his effort.
Hartlepool 2-0 Plymouth: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statictics of the game as it happened.
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