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Victoria Park, Hartlepool United (ATT 3,929) 19th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Scott Mathieson

Hartlepool Hartlepool United vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Hartlepool 1

J Compton (S/O 26)
L James (55)

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James keeps Pools on a roll

Last Updated: 19/10/13 7:54pm

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Luke James: Struck the winner

Luke James: Struck the winner

A Luke James wonder goal earned 10-man Hartlepool a 1-0 win over Plymouth Argyle at Victoria Park.

The victory, Pools' fourth in a row, came despite having Jack Compton sent off in the 24th minute.

They were, however, indebted to goalkeeper Scott Flinders for a string of fine stops to keep them in the game.

Compton was dismissed for a studs up challenge on Jamie Reckford, and referee Scott Mathieson showed an instant red card.

Flinders made two fine low saves at his near post from Reuben Reid and Romauld Boco after a free kick found its way through to the six yard box.

The Pilgrims started the second half well, Flinders making two early saves, before Pools took the lead in the 55th minute.

Andy Monkhouse flicked on and James tore past Neale Trotman on the edge of the area and clipped a low, angled finish across keeper Luke McCormick.

Flinders saved instantly from Conor Hourihane and from then on, Pools defended superbly and in numbers.

The keeper kept out more efforts from Luke Young, Trotman and Reuben Reid as they saw the game out.

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2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12