Oxford end winless run

  • Last Updated: March 21 2014, 23:44 GMT

A review of Friday night's action in Sky Bet League 2, including a 1-0 win for Oxford over Hartlepool.

David Connolly: Scored Oxford's winner
David Connolly: Scored Oxford's winner

Oxford signed off with a win in Mickey Lewis' last match as caretaker manager as 10-man Hartlepool were beaten 1-0 at the Kassam Stadium.

It was the U's first win in seven league games and gives their play-off prospects a lift, while damaging the top-seven aspirations of their visitors.

Lewis has had 12 games in temporary charge since Chris Wilder left the club at the end of January and chairman Ian Lenagan announced just before kick-off that a new manager will be appointed over the weekend.

Hartlepool had Simon Walton sent off for a second yellow card in the 75th minute following a foul on Sean Rigg.

Just three minutes later David Connolly headed in the winning goal from David Hunt's free-kick.

Southend remain just outside the play-off places after seeing their winless run extended with a 0-0 draw against Bristol Rovers.

An instantly forgettable game saw Rovers goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall make the best save, diving to palm away a Michael Timlin shot after 53 minutes.

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