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Victoria Park, Hartlepool United (ATT 3,126) 17th April 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Moss

Hartlepool Hartlepool United vs Colchester United Colchester

Hartlepool 3

J Brown (11)
R O'Donovan (19, pen 85)

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Colchester 1

I Henderson (8)

Pools dash Us play-off hopes

Hartlepool come from behind to seal home win over Colchester

Last Updated: 17/04/10 7:15pm

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O'Donovan: Scored a brace

O'Donovan: Scored a brace

Two goals from Roy O'Donovan and a third from James Brown brought Hartlepool a step closer to safety with a 3-1 win against Colchester.

A late penalty from O'Donovan put all three points in Hartlepool's hands as they prepare for battle with the FA over Garry Liddle's illegal appearance against Brighton.

Liddle returned to the starting line-up following his two-match ban for accruing 10 yellow cards. Whether Hartlepool will be deducted three precious points for starting that ban one game too late will be thrashed out between the club and the FA over the next 10 days.

Colchester had taken the lead through Clive Platt after just eight minutes, but two minutes later Pools were level through Brown when he headed home Leon McSweeney's cross.

O'Donovan made it two after 19 minutes when he fired home Andy Monkhouse's through ball.

And the game was wrapped up six minutes from time when O'Donovan stepped up to slot home from the spot after McSweeney was brought down by substitute Simon Hackney.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barnsley 0 0
2 Bradford City 0 0
3 Bristol City 0 0
4 Chesterfield 0 0
5 Colchester United 0 0
6 Coventry City 0 0
7 Crawley Town 0 0
8 Crewe Alexandra 0 0
9 Doncaster Rovers 0 0
10 Fleetwood Town 0 0
11 Gillingham 0 0
12 Leyton Orient 0 0
13 Milton Keynes Dons 0 0
14 Notts County 0 0
15 Oldham Athletic 0 0
16 Peterborough United 0 0
17 Port Vale 0 0
18 Preston North End 0 0
19 Rochdale 0 0
20 Scunthorpe United 0 0
21 Sheffield United 0 0
22 Swindon Town 0 0
23 Walsall 0 0
24 Yeovil Town 0 0

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