Wycombe had Pools third successive defeat

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Hartlepool United suffered a third defeat on the spin as Wycombe left Victoria Park with a deserved 3-1 League One victory today.

The visitors who started the brighter of the sides and they duly took the lead on 16 minutes.

Paul Murray dithered in possession 30 yards out and was robbed, allowing Ben Strevens to run at Stephen Wright.

He did well to turn inside the recovering Pools defender and, when his shot was parried by Scott Flinders, Scott Donnelly was on hand to slot home the loose ball.

Pools were hit by a sucker-punch on 36 minutes. Wycombe broke upfield at pace. The ball was eventually worked to Beavon and his smart turn away from Stephen Wright opened up the angle for the shot, the midfielder drawing low into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

Wycombe sealed victory seven minutes from time when Beavon’s cross was put through his own net by an unfortunate Sam Collins.

Adam Boyd netted a last-minute penalty consolation for Pools.