Hartlepool Utd 0 Crawley Town 1

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Hartlepool United winless run extended to a sorry 11 games as Crawley Town became the latest side to take maximum points from Neale Cooper’s men, writes Craig Hope.

Hope Akpan’s first-half blast proved enough for Richie Barker’s visitors and the defeat means Pools are six points from safety going into Tuesday’s clash at bottom club Bury.

It came as no surprise when Crawley seized a 14th-minute lead, Akpan smashing Walton’s soft headed clearance back into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

* Full report in tonight’s Football Echo