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Huish Park (ATT 3,095) 10th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Robinson

Yeovil Yeovil Town vs Hartlepool United Hartlepool

Yeovil 1

J Edwards (7)

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Glovers leave Pools floundering

Last Updated: 10/11/12 6:25pm

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Madden: Almost scored again

Madden: Almost scored again

Yeovil bounced back from consecutive defeats to secure a narrow 1-0 victory over League One basement boys Hartlepool.

A first-half strike from on-loan midfielder Joe Edwards fired the Glovers to their fourth home league win of the season - heaping further misery on the beleaguered Pools, now winless in 16 games in all competitions.

The hosts started brightly and took the lead after seven minutes when Sam Foley's teasing cross was turned home by Edwards, in his second loan spell at Huish Park from Bristol City.

The Somerset side continued to control a first half devoid of both tempo and fluency, with Daniel Johnson and Paddy Madden coming closest to doubling Yeovil's advantage before the break.

Hartlepool, yet to taste success on their travels, rallied in the second half and were left to rue a host of missed opportunities.

Striker James Poole was twice thwarted by Marek Stech before seeing his looping cross hit the bar, while Antony Sweeney thought he had found the net only for his strike to be ruled out for offside.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16