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County Ground (ATT 7,096) 17th October 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Kettle

Swindon Swindon Town vs Hartlepool United Hartlepool

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Hartlepool 2

J Brown (2)
A Monkhouse (30)

Pools end Robins run

Brown & Monkhouse upset Swindon

Last Updated: 17/10/09 7:13pm

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Brown: Opener

Brown: Opener

First-half goals by James Brown and Andy Monkhouse earned Hartlepool a surprise 2-0 win over Swindon, ending an 11-match unbeaten since the opening day of the season.

It was an ultimately comfortable victory by mid-table Hartlepool who thoroughly deserved victory, their two goals coming in the opening half hour.

Brown provided Hartlepool with a near-perfect start thanks to his second-minute header from a floated cross by Adam Boyd, forcing Swindon to chase the game. With the cushion of an early goal, Hartlepool were able to boss affairs, and it came as no surprise when Swindon old boy Monkhouse doubled their lead with a 29th-minute goal.

Brown slipped a low cross in from the right and Monkhouse, in acres of space, drilled an unchallenged shot into the bottom corner.

Swindon struggled to get any rhythm and, despite manager Danny Wilson introducing all three substitutes after the break, the Wiltshire side offered little threat.

Hartlepool's defence had a relatively stress-free afternoon, apart from one header by Tope Obadeyi which hit a defender, and goalkeeper Scott Flinders had to save on the line as Hartlepool held on with some comfort.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30

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