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

Pools strike the crossbar at Bristol
Pools strike the crossbar at Bristol

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

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.

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.

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