Sweeney reaches half century in win: Match Review

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Antony Sweeney scored his 50th goal for Hartlepool as they ended Plymouth's three-game winning streak with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Victoria Park.

Peter Reid's side remain rooted to the foot of the table, and were well beaten.

Sweeney, Pools` top scorer, netted his 13th of the season after 20 minutes to give the home side the lead.

Ryan Donaldson, on loan from Newcastle, skipped through the home defence to tee-up the midfielder for a six-yard tap-in.

Scott Flinders saved well from a Yannick Bolasie piledriver five minutes later, but visiting shots on target were scarce.

Romain Larrieu reacted to kick away a goalbound effort from James Brown before half-time and Sam Collins headed wide from the corner.

But Pools made the game safe in the 64th minute. A deep Leon McSweeney free-kick was headed back across goal for skipper Collins to bundle home from inside the six-yard area.

Minutes later Collins made a vital block from a goalbound Bhasera shot.

Substitute Colin Larkin should have scored a late third for Pools, but Larrieu kept out his effort.

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Colin Larkin
League One
Scott Flinders
Ryan Donaldson
Leon McSweeney
Yannick Bolasie
Sam Collins
James Brown
Romain Larrieu
Peter Reid
Antony Sweeney

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