Antony Sweeney has now scored eight goals for Hartlepool this season
Hartlepool midfielder Antony Sweeney hit a hat-trick as his side came from two goals down to book an FA Cup third round tie against Watford.
Andy Williams capitalised on a loose ball to put Yeovil ahead and a low shot from Ed Upson doubled their lead.
But, twice, Sweeney took advantage of poor defending at free-kicks, first with a volley and then a tap-in.
A rasping scissors kick from Ritchie Humphreys put the hosts in command before Sweeney drove in his third.
Hartlepool first-team coach Mick Wadsworth told BBC Tees:
"I wasn't unduly worried and I don't want to sound blase about that but, before the game, I had a terrible feeling we'd start slowly.
"It's a great mark of the players' resilience and confidence that they were prepared to work really hard to get back into it.
"To get back to 2-2 at half time was a terrific springboard to go and win."
Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton told BBC Somerset: "I was a bit more disappointed with the experienced players tonight.
"They didn't really get a foot on the game. They didn't drag the other players with them.
"But they were fantastic in the second half and you've got to give them full credit.
"The difference was in the strength of their set plays, and people wanting to come in and attack the ball."
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Tuesday, 14 December 2010
The FA Cup
A Williams 18
03 Humphreys (Boyd 71)
07 McSweeney (Yantorno 79)
08 Gamble (Haslam 63)
12 Parkes yellow card
11 Welsh (S Williams 54)
25 MacDonald (Calver 71)
07 A Williams yellow card
10 Bowditch (Gibson 84)
09 S Williams,
Ref: Robert MadleyAtt: 1,914
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:06 The match has reached full-time.
90:00+1:35 Billy Gibson produces a cross, Sam Collins manages to make a clearance.
89:55 Shot by Edward Upson. Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.
Correction - 87:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse by Andrew Williams. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.
87:18 Andy Monkhouse fouled by Andrew Williams, the ref awards a .
87:18 Booking Andrew Williams goes into the referee's book.
85:53 Unfair challenge on Gary Liddle by Tom Parkes results in a free kick. Evan Horwood crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed
from right wing, save by John Sullivan.
85:06 Fabian Yantorno produces a cross.
83:27 Substitution Billy Gibson on for Dean Bowditch.
82:39 Adam Boyd produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
82:10 Dean Bowditch challenges Andy Monkhouse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
81:34 Fabian Yantorno sends in a cross, save by John Sullivan.
80:53 Craig Calver produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
79:34 The ball is sent over by Craig Calver, Andrew Williams takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean. Nathan Jones takes a short corner.
Centre by Dean Bowditch.
78:29 Substitution Fabian Yantorno on for Leon McSweeney.
78:00 Foul by Craig Calver on Peter Hartley, free kick awarded. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.
77:24 Steven Haslam has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
76:58 Foul by Andrew Williams on Gary Liddle, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.
74:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Antony Sweeney by JP Kalala. Free kick crossed right-footed by Leon McSweeney,
save made by John Sullivan.
73:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Parkes on Leon McSweeney. Neil Austin produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick,
blocked by Craig Alcock. Corner taken by Leon McSweeney from the left by-line to the near post, Nathan Jones manages to make
73:03 Booking The referee shows Tom Parkes a yellow card.
70:40 Gary Liddle takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Luke Ayling gets a block in.
70:40 Substitution Craig Calver comes on in place of Shaun MacDonald.
70:40 Substitution Ritchie Humphreys goes off and Adam Boyd comes on.
68:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Edward Upson on Leon McSweeney. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.
67:50 Craig Alcock crosses the ball.
67:21 Andrew Williams sends in a cross, clearance made by Sam Collins. Andrew Williams takes a outswinging corner from the right
by-line played to the near post, Andy Monkhouse makes a clearance.
65:14 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Edward Upson, Sam Collins makes a clearance.
64:20 The assistant referee flags for offside against Antony Sweeney. Free kick taken by John Sullivan.
62:51 Substitution (Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Steven Haslam coming on for Joe Gamble.
61:47 Corner taken by Evan Horwood, clearance by Andrew Williams.
58:06 Assist on the goal came from Ritchie Humphreys.
58:06 GOAL - Antony Sweeney:Hartlepool 4 - 2 Yeovil Goal scored by Antony Sweeney from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 4-2 Yeovil.
57:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Collins by Sam Williams. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
55:59 Sam Williams fouled by Sam Collins, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Andrew Williams.
54:24 The ball is crossed by Ritchie Humphreys, clearance made by Tom Parkes. Leon McSweeney takes a inswinging corner to the near
post, clearance by Shaun MacDonald. Corner taken by Leon McSweeney, Unfair challenge on Tom Parkes by Sam Collins results
in a free kick. Free kick taken by John Sullivan.
53:15 Substitution Sam Williams replaces Andrew Welsh.
51:38 Andrew Welsh sends in a cross, save by Jake Kean.
51:07 Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Welsh from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Evan Horwood.
49:53 Andrew Williams takes a shot from 12 yards. Blocked by Jake Kean. Corner from right by-line taken by Andrew Welsh.
48:21 The assist for the goal came from Antony Sweeney.
48:21 GOAL - Ritchie Humphreys:Hartlepool 3 - 2 Yeovil Ritchie Humphreys finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal.
Hartlepool 3-2 Yeovil.
46:04 Joe Gamble produces a cross, Shot from deep inside the area by Antony Sweeney clears the crossbar.
45:01 The referee starts the second half.
45:00+2:12 The match has reached half-time.
45:00+0:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Bowditch on Sam Collins. Evan Horwood crosses the ball in from the free kick, comfortable
save by John Sullivan.
43:43 Andrew Williams crosses the ball, clearance made by Neil Austin.
43:09 The ball is delivered by Craig Alcock, clearance made by Evan Horwood.
42:35 Shot from 12 yards from Dean Bowditch. Sam Collins gets a block in.
39:55 Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, assist by Sam Collins.
39:55 GOAL - Antony Sweeney:Hartlepool 2 - 2 Yeovil A goal is scored by Antony Sweeney from close range low into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 2-2 Yeovil.
38:15 Shaun MacDonald fouled by Leon McSweeney, the ref awards a free kick. John Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.
35:59 Luke Ayling challenges Ritchie Humphreys unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Leon McSweeney
from left wing, save made by John Sullivan.
34:56 Andrew Welsh produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
34:05 Nathan Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney. Gary Liddle provided the assist for the goal.
34:05 GOAL - Antony Sweeney:Hartlepool 1 - 2 Yeovil Antony Sweeney fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 1-2 Yeovil.
31:04 Gary Liddle concedes a free kick for a foul on Edward Upson. John Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.
30:16 Assist by Dean Bowditch.
30:16 GOAL - Edward Upson:Hartlepool 0 - 2 Yeovil Edward Upson grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-2 Yeovil.
28:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Alcock by Andy Monkhouse. Indirect free kick taken by John Sullivan.
27:31 Unfair challenge on Antony Sweeney by Andrew Welsh results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Evan Horwood,
save by John Sullivan.
25:22 Evan Horwood produces a cross, Ritchie Humphreys takes a shot. John Sullivan makes a save. Corner taken by Evan Horwood from
the right by-line, Andy Monkhouse takes a shot. Clearance by Luke Ayling.
24:42 Tom Parkes challenges Gary Liddle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.
22:45 Gary Liddle fouled by Edward Upson, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
19:20 Sam Collins sends in a cross, John Sullivan makes a comfortable save.
18:54 Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, Shaun MacDonald manages to make a clearance.
17:32 Shot by Edward Upson. Peter Hartley gets a block in.
17:32 GOAL - Andrew Williams:Hartlepool 0 - 1 Yeovil Andrew Williams gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Hartlepool
16:46 Ritchie Humphreys is ruled offside. John Sullivan takes the free kick.
15:42 Shot on goal by Edward Upson from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
12:51 Corner taken by Andrew Williams played to the near post, Strike from close range by Tom Parkes clears the bar.
12:03 Neil Austin takes a shot from 25 yards. Craig Alcock gets a block in.
10:00 Centre by Leon McSweeney, Tom Parkes manages to make a clearance.
0:10 Dean Bowditch concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Hartley. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.
0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
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