Grecians end away-day blues: Match Review

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Exeter enjoyed their first away win in almost a year in a 3-2 victory over Hartlepool which came thanks to a second-half turnaround.

Trailing 2-1 at the break, the Grecians had two John O'Flynn goals in 10 minutes to thank to earn a first win on their travels since last November.

They took the lead with a classy individual effort from midfielder Ryan Harley. He skipped around Gary Liddle twice and keeper Scott Flinders before rolling in his near post finish after a mazy run.

But Pools pressed the visitors for a sustained period and were rewarded with two goals in as many minutes. First Ritchie Humphreys cracked in from 16 yards after picking his spot past keeper Paul Jones.

Then Antony Sweeney prodded in after Jones saved a Colin Larkin header on the line.

But just three minutes into the second period, a slide rule pass from Harley played in O'Flynn behind the static defence and he confidently drilled a low finish past Flinders.

Ten minutes later the Irishman was picked out by Scott Golbourne from the left wing and he headed across Flinders from close range.

The nearest Pools came to a leveller was when substitute Denis Behan headed against the woodwork and the ball rolled across the face of goal.

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Ryan Harley
Ritchie Humphreys
Colin Larkin
League One
Scott Flinders
Scott Golbourne
John O'Flynn
Gary Liddle
Paul Jones
Antony Sweeney
Denis Behan

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