Simpson strike aids~Lions’ fight

Date published: Saturday 12th April 2008 7:37

The visitors were rewarded when they took the lead on 11 minutes, Jay Simpson flicked a pass from Jem Karacan into the corner of the net.

And it should have been 2-0 three minutes later when Millwall again opened up the home defence, but Simpson’s shot went straight into the arms of Arran Lee-Barrett.

Hartlepool had an Andy Monkhouse goal disallowed for offside on the half-hour as they tried to get back into the game.

But just before half-time David Martin hammered a shot against the crossbar to again nearly double the visitors lead.

There was more from the home team in the second-half, but Joel Porter headed over, Antony Sweeney’s weak shot was saved and Willie Boland’s 20-yard effort was wide.

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