Hartlepool Utd 0 Colchester Utd 1: No end to Pools’ home hell

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Hartlepool United’s home rot continues as they were beaten for the eighth consecutive game at Victoria Park, writes CRAIG HOPE.

It was also a fourth 1-0 defeat on the spin on home soil as Anthony Wordsworth’s first-half strike proved the difference.

The deadlock was broken on 36 minutes when Wordsworth saw a close-range blast saved by Scott Flinders before scrambling home the loose ball.

* Full report in tonight’s Football Echo