Poole blunts Blades in JPT

James Poole's spectacular first-half goal gave Hartlepool a 1-0 win at Sheffield United in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Last Updated: 09/10/13 at 12:22

James Poole: Grabbed Hartlepool's winner in JPT tie

James Poole: Grabbed Hartlepool's winner in JPT tie

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

The result leaves the Blades still without a victory since their opening game of the season.

The home side went close to scoring inside the opening minute when Conor Coady's shot skimmed the top of the bar after he got on the end of a low cross from Lyle Taylor.

After Hartlepool's Jack Compton had a low shot saved by Mark Howard, Luke James dragged his shot well wide after finding himself free on the right-hand side of the area.

But Poole (37) scored with a fine finish, swiveling and firing past Howard after Darren Holden's long throw was headed on by Andy Monkhouse.

Scott Flinders protected Hartlepool's lead, saving from Michael Doyle's drive just before the break.

As the home side tried to draw level, Marlon King put a long-range attempt straight at Flinders while Jose Baxter's effort failed to test the keeper.

Substitute Ryan Hall also went close with a shot and Neill Collins' stoppage-time header was saved.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

There are no results at present.

Footer 365

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli missing from Italy squad

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been left out of new Italy coach Antonio Conte's first squad.

Scottish Premiership: Dundee v Celtic team news

Team news for Sunday's Scottish Premiership cash between Dundee and Celtic at Dens Park (12:30 KO).

Premier League: Mark Hughes wants Stoke to push on after win at Manchester City

Mark Hughes has urged Stoke to push on in the Premier League after they stunned Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property