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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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30