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An early Scott Laird penalty was enough to see Stevenage beat 10-man Hartlepool in an all League One FA Cup tie.

Pools keeper Scott Flinders saw red after he fouled Chris Beardsley in the area, Laird confidently scoring the resultant spot-kick.

Substitute keeper Andy Rafferty saved well from Robin Shroot and Craig Reid as Boro pressed on.

Andy Monkhouse almost grabbed a replay but his lob clipped the crossbar with visiting keeper Chris Day beaten.

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Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We have had to rely on our defensive work to keep the sheet clean. We weren't productive enough with our possession against their 10 men. In the end we have done enough with that penalty to win the game.

"We developed really good play in the first half and really should have made something from it and made progress into the next round more comfortable than it was. It wasn't until the second half that they caused problems.

"Today, they were there to be taken and we didn't do enough damage. We are certainly not getting carried away with ourselves, we know there is a lot of work to do. We have had an off day today and won ugly, which is a positive."

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Saturday, 12 November 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hartlepool 0-1 Stevenage FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Laird (pen) 10

    Hartlepool

    • 01 Flinders red card
    • 02 Austin
    • 03 Humphreys (Boyd 78)
    • 12 Wright
    • 29 Hartley yellow card
    • 04 Liddle yellow card
    • 06 Horwood (Rafferty 8)
    • 15 Sweeney
    • 24 Solano (Luscombe 60)
    • 08 Poole
    • 11 Monkhouse

    Substitutes

    • 21 Rafferty,
    • 16 Haslam,
    • 18 Baldwin,
    • 23 Mellish,
    • 14 Luscombe,
    • 19 Richards,
    • 10 Boyd

    Stevenage

    • 16 Day
    • 03 Laird
    • 05 Ashton
    • 14 Roberts yellow card
    • 25 Henry
    • 02 Wilson
    • 21 Mousinho (Long 81)
    • 24 Bostwick
    • 32 Shroot
    • 10 Reid (Harrison 62 yellow card)
    • 20 Beardsley (Byrom 69)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Julian,
    • 06 Edwards,
    • 08 Long,
    • 13 Byrom,
    • 28 Walker,
    • 18 Cowan,
    • 26 Harrison
    Ref: Mark HeywoodAtt: 2,744
    HARTLEPOOL
    STEVENAGE

    Possession

    • Hartlepool 41%
    • Stevenage 59%

    Attempts on target

    • Hartlepool 1
    • Stevenage 4

    Attempts off target

    • Hartlepool 4
    • Stevenage 9

    Corners

    • Hartlepool 2
    • Stevenage 5

    Fouls

    • Hartlepool 10
    • Stevenage 12
    • Final Result
    • 95:13 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:19 Unfair challenge on Lawrie Wilson by James Poole results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Day.
    • 90:00+3:11 Andy Rafferty takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:11 Booking Byron Harrison goes into the book.
    • 90:00+3:11 Byron Harrison is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
    • 89:35 Stephen Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Harrison. Direct free kick taken by Joel Byrom.
    • 87:30 Nathan Luscombe takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Stacy Long.
    • 85:55 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robin Shroot, Jon Ashton produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 85:01 The referee gives a free kick against Ronnie Henry for handball. Direct free kick taken by Andy Rafferty.
    • 83:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lawrie Wilson on James Poole. Andy Rafferty takes the free kick.
    • 82:18 Andy Monkhouse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stacy Long. Ronnie Henry takes the direct free kick.
    • 81:55 Scott Laird crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Byron Harrison misses to the right of the target.
    • 80:49 Andy Rafferty takes the free kick.
    • 80:49 Substitution Stacy Long replaces John Mousinho.
    • 80:49 Byron Harrison is ruled offside.
    • 80:18 Volleyed left-footed shot by Andy Monkhouse.
    • 77:20 Neil Austin delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Robin Shroot makes a clearance.
    • 77:20 Substitution Ritchie Humphreys goes off and Adam Boyd comes on.
    • 77:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse by Jon Ashton.
    • 75:08 Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 75:08 Booking Mark Roberts receives a caution.
    • 74:50 Unfair challenge on Antony Sweeney by Mark Roberts results in a free kick.
    • 73:50 Antony Sweeney crosses the ball, save by Chris Day.
    • 72:27 The ball is sent over by Peter Hartley, Andy Monkhouse takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.
    • 71:58 Unfair challenge on Gary Liddle by John Mousinho results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.
    • 71:02 Andy Monkhouse crosses the ball, clearance by Jon Ashton.
    • 69:46 Nathan Luscombe challenges Michael Bostwick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:03 Substitution Joel Byrom comes on in place of Chris Beardsley.
    • 67:15 Centre by Ritchie Humphreys, Header by Nathan Luscombe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 64:44 Andy Monkhouse fouled by Lawrie Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neil Austin, Robin Shroot makes a clearance.
    • 63:39 Effort on goal by Lawrie Wilson from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 62:14 The official flags Robin Shroot offside. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 61:16 Substitution Craig Reid goes off and Byron Harrison comes on.
    • 59:34 Substitution Nathan Luscombe replaces Nolberto Solano.
    • 59:04 Scott Laird delivers the ball, Stephen Wright makes a clearance.
    • 57:18 Unfair challenge on Craig Reid by Stephen Wright results in a free kick. Scott Laird crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Andy Rafferty.
    • 56:05 Chris Beardsley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Andy Rafferty.
    • 52:30 Corner taken left-footed by Nolberto Solano from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Peter Hartley misses to the right of the target.
    • 51:12 Craig Reid takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Andy Rafferty. Outswinging corner taken by Robin Shroot, Andy Monkhouse makes a clearance.
    • 49:51 Effort from outside the penalty box by Michael Bostwick goes wide left of the target.
    • 48:13 Andy Monkhouse fouled by Ronnie Henry, the ref awards a free kick. Nolberto Solano delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Chris Day makes a save.
    • 46:48 Centre by Lawrie Wilson.
    • 46:29 Andy Monkhouse challenges John Mousinho unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.
    • 45:38 Craig Reid is caught offside. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:08 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+1:50 Shot from 20 yards by Lawrie Wilson. Andy Rafferty makes a save.
    • 45:00+1:07 The referee blows for offside. Andy Rafferty restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:11 The referee blows for offside against Chris Beardsley. Free kick taken by Andy Rafferty.
    • 44:23 John Mousinho delivers the ball, Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.
    • 42:44 The ball is swung over by Scott Laird, Stephen Wright manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Robin Shroot from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Andy Monkhouse.
    • 41:55 Neil Austin fouled by Chris Beardsley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.
    • 40:18 The ball is swung over by Lawrie Wilson, Robin Shroot takes a shot. Save by Andy Rafferty. Corner taken by Robin Shroot, Header by Jon Ashton from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 39:47 Lawrie Wilson crosses the ball.
    • 38:24 Header from deep inside the area by Andy Monkhouse goes over the bar.
    • 37:47 Unfair challenge on James Poole by Mark Roberts results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nolberto Solano.
    • 37:26 The ball is sent over by Andy Monkhouse, clearance by Mark Roberts.
    • 34:59 Lawrie Wilson delivers the ball, clearance by Stephen Wright.
    • 33:56 Chris Beardsley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.
    • 32:54 Michael Bostwick has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
    • 32:45 Lawrie Wilson delivers the ball, Antony Sweeney makes a clearance.
    • 31:01 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Rafferty.
    • 29:43 John Mousinho challenges Andy Monkhouse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 28:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Beardsley on Stephen Wright. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.
    • 27:29 Antony Sweeney is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.
    • 26:38 Lawrie Wilson produces a cross, Chris Beardsley produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 25:38 John Mousinho takes the direct free kick.
    • 25:38 Booking Gary Liddle receives a yellow card.
    • 25:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Liddle on John Mousinho.
    • 23:36 Lawrie Wilson produces a cross, Effort from 20 yards by Chris Beardsley. Peter Hartley gets a block in. Lawrie Wilson sends in a cross, clearance by Stephen Wright.
    • 22:22 Effort from the edge of the box by Robin Shroot goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 19:56 The ball is delivered by Lawrie Wilson, clearance made by Peter Hartley.
    • 18:59 Foul by Peter Hartley on Scott Laird, free kick awarded. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
    • 18:29 John Mousinho challenges Andy Monkhouse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ritchie Humphreys takes the free kick.
    • 17:39 John Mousinho takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Andy Monkhouse makes a clearance.
    • 14:42 Robin Shroot produces a cross, Jon Ashton produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • 14:42 Booking Peter Hartley is booked.
    • 14:36 Foul by Peter Hartley on Lawrie Wilson, free kick awarded.
    • 11:26 The ball is delivered by Lawrie Wilson, clearance made by Peter Hartley.
    • 11:14 The ball is sent over by Ronnie Henry, clearance by Peter Hartley.
    • 9:17 GOAL - Scott LairdHartlepool 0 - 1 Stevenage Placed penalty scored by Scott Laird. Hartlepool 0-1 Stevenage.
    • 7:02 Substitution Andy Rafferty replaces Evan Horwood.
    • 7:02 Sent off Red card for Scott Flinders.
    • 6:57 Foul by Scott Flinders on Chris Beardsley, Penalty awarded.
    • 5:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Beardsley on Stephen Wright. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.
    • 4:43 Neil Austin sends in a cross, save made by Chris Day.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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