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Highlights - Stevenage 2-2 Hartlepool

Highlights - Stevenage 2-2 Hartlepool

A late equaliser from Scott Laird salvaged a draw for Stevenage against Hartlepool.

The visitors were 2-0 up at half-time thanks to Peter Hartley's header and Adam Boyd's penalty after Jon Ashton upended Colin Nish.

Byron Harrison pulled a goal back for the hosts with a shot from inside the box.

And with two minutes left Laird headed home Robin Shroot's cross to cap a superb Stevenage comeback.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I was very disappointed with our first half showing. It wasn't us. there was a lack of hunger, lack of ambition, lack of belief in what we are doing. Embarrassing goals to concede and that isn't what we do.

"Was the reaction in the second half what I expected? Probably not. I thought we did a bit more but I would have loved to have seen us step up to the plate and drive for victory.

"I probably blame myself after a long hard week with two games on the road it probably caught up with one or two players. From a selection point of view we looked better when the changes happened."

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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Stevenage 2-2 Hartlepool FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Harrison 69
  • Laird 88
  • Hartley 34
  • Boyd (pen) 41

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 02 Wilson
  • 03 Laird
  • 04 Charles (Beardsley 64)
  • 05 Ashton
  • 06 Edwards
  • 14 Roberts
  • 08 Long (Myrie-Williams 54)
  • 21 Mousinho (Shroot 60)
  • 24 Bostwick
  • 26 Harrison

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian,
  • 11 Myrie-Williams,
  • 32 Shroot,
  • 10 Reid,
  • 20 Beardsley

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders yellow card
  • 02 Austin
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood
  • 29 Hartley
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 20 Murray
  • 09 Nish
  • 10 Boyd (Poole 64) (Haslam 90)
  • 27 Larkin (Brown 84)

Substitutes

  • 21 Rafferty,
  • 16 Haslam,
  • 30 Holden,
  • 07 Brown,
  • 08 Poole
Ref: Danny McDermidAtt: 2,831
STEVENAGE
HARTLEPOOL

Possession

  • Stevenage 56%
  • Hartlepool 44%

Attempts on target

  • Stevenage 6
  • Hartlepool 6

Attempts off target

  • Stevenage 5
  • Hartlepool 6

Corners

  • Stevenage 9
  • Hartlepool 5

Fouls

  • Stevenage 11
  • Hartlepool 7
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:28 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:08 Robin Shroot has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 89:07 Substitution James Poole leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Haslam.
  • 87:48 The assist for the goal came from Robin Shroot.
  • 87:48 GOAL - Scott LairdStevenage 2 - 2 Hartlepool Scott Laird grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Stevenage 2-2 Hartlepool.
  • 87:27 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robin Shroot from the left by-line to the near post,
  • 85:42 Inswinging corner taken by Robin Shroot from the left by-line, save by Scott Flinders. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Laird played to the near post, save by Scott Flinders.
  • 84:29 Colin Nish takes a shot. Blocked by Jon Ashton. Corner taken right-footed by Neil Austin from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Chris Day.
  • 83:33 Substitution Colin Larkin goes off and James Brown comes on.
  • 80:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Hartley on Chris Beardsley. Scott Laird crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
  • 78:13 Robin Shroot gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Murray. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:53 Evan Horwood takes the inswinging corner, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.
  • 73:20 Unfair challenge on Sam Collins by Chris Beardsley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
  • 71:27 Peter Hartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robin Shroot. Scott Laird crosses the ball in from the free kick, Sam Collins makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Robin Shroot from the left by-line played to the near post, Jon Ashton takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.
  • 69:37 Mark Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Poole. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neil Austin.
  • 68:43 GOAL - Byron HarrisonStevenage 1 - 2 Hartlepool A goal is scored by Byron Harrison from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Stevenage 1-2 Hartlepool.
  • 68:02 Booking The referee cautions Scott Flinders for time wasting.
  • 67:33 The referee blows for offside. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.
  • 65:55 Colin Nish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Laird. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.
  • 64:17 Colin Larkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Beardsley. Robin Shroot takes the direct free kick. Corner taken right-footed by Robin Shroot, Colin Nish manages to make a clearance. Robin Shroot takes a outswinging corner to the near post.
  • 63:12 Substitution Chris Beardsley comes on in place of Darius Charles.
  • 63:12 Substitution James Poole on for Adam Boyd.
  • 60:05 The offside flag is raised against Colin Nish. Free kick taken by Chris Day.
  • 58:59 Substitution Robin Shroot replaces John Mousinho.
  • 58:59 Effort on goal by Darius Charles from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 53:37 Substitution Jennison Myrie-Williams on for Stacy Long.
  • 52:50 Michael Bostwick takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.
  • 51:05 Colin Nish takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.
  • 47:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Colin Larkin by John Mousinho. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
  • 46:30 The referee blows for offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:32 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 42:40 John Mousinho has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 40:56 GOAL - Adam BoydStevenage 0 - 2 Hartlepool Penalty taken right-footed by Adam Boyd and scored. Stevenage 0-2 Hartlepool.
  • 39:11 Foul by Jon Ashton on Colin Nish, Penalty awarded.
  • 37:38 Shot by Paul Murray from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
  • 37:02 Michael Bostwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Murray. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
  • 34:14 Long range effort by Andy Monkhouse goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 33:04 The assist for the goal came from Evan Horwood.
  • 33:04 GOAL - Peter HartleyStevenage 0 - 1 Hartlepool Peter Hartley grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Stevenage 0-1 Hartlepool.
  • 31:49 Colin Larkin takes a shot. Scott Laird gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Neil Austin, clearance by Scott Laird. Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood,
  • 30:51 Header from deep inside the area by Byron Harrison goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 30:12 Neil Austin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 28:43 Michael Bostwick is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
  • 28:06 Corner taken by Stacy Long from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Evan Horwood.
  • 26:45 Andy Monkhouse challenges Lawrie Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon Ashton takes the free kick.
  • 25:26 Andy Monkhouse takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.
  • 22:43 Unfair challenge on Colin Nish by Michael Bostwick results in a free kick. Neil Austin delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Phil Edwards manages to make a clearance.
  • 20:30 Unfair challenge on Adam Boyd by Mark Roberts results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Colin Nish, blocked by Byron Harrison. Ritchie Humphreys takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Edwards.
  • 19:15 Andy Monkhouse has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 17:27 Byron Harrison takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
  • 15:11 Corner taken right-footed by Neil Austin from the left by-line, clearance made by Darius Charles.
  • 13:07 Lawrie Wilson takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.
  • 12:34 Stacy Long is caught offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
  • 10:09 Darius Charles takes a shot. Sam Collins gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Stacy Long.
  • 8:42 Peter Hartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Byron Harrison. Stacy Long delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
  • 5:39 Colin Nish concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Roberts. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.
  • 4:25 Corner taken short by Stacy Long.
  • 3:44 Byron Harrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Collins. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
  • 2:51 Colin Nish takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.
  • 2:10 The official flags Colin Nish offside. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
  • 1:42 Colin Nish fouled by Phil Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.
  • 0:02 Michael Bostwick challenges Adam Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Npower League One table snapshot

As it stood on 20 Aug 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 MK Dons 4 7 10
2 Charlton 4 6 10
3 Sheffield Utd 4 5 10
4 Brentford 4 6 9
5 Preston 4 1 7
6 Bury 4 1 7
7 Tranmere 4 1 7
8 Carlisle 4 0 7
9 Notts County 4 2 6
10 Stevenage 4 2 6
11 Huddersfield 4 1 6
12 Sheffield Wed 4 0 6
13 Oldham 4 -1 6
14 Walsall 4 0 5
15 Wycombe 4 0 5
16 Hartlepool 4 0 4
17 Colchester 4 -1 4
18 Yeovil 4 -1 4
19 Scunthorpe 4 -1 3
20 Bournemouth 4 -4 3
21 Rochdale 4 -4 2
22 Exeter 4 -4 1
23 Chesterfield 4 -7 1
24 Leyton Orient 4 -9 0

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