Bristol Rovers 4 Hartlepool United 1: Heavy defeat '“ recap all the action

Hartlepool United were soundly beaten by Bristol Rovers after a poor first-half performance at the Memorial Ground.

Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 8:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 8:56 pm
Pools strike the crossbar at Bristol

Pools trailed 3-0 at the break and despite pulling a goal back through Billy Paynter, they couldn’t get back into the game.

Matty Taylor fired a first-half brace for Rovers, with Rory Gaffney’s strike sandwiched between them.

And after Paynter’s effort gave Pools hope, Tayklor completed his hat-trick late on.

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The result leaves Pools third bottom of League Two.

Our reporter Roy Kelly was at the game bringing you live updates – click below to recap all the action.