Exeter extended their unbeaten home record to seven games following a goalless draw with Hartlepool.

Pools started strongly and had the ball in the net early on, but Gary Liddle's effort was deemed to be offside.

Anthony Sweeney was then put through on goal for the visitors, but was denied by goalkeeper Artur Krysiak.

The Grecians could have won it late on through Troy Archibald-Henville, but he headed straight into the hands of Scott Flinders to keep the scores level.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"The game just wouldn't open up today for either side.

"It's not the end of the world, we got a clean sheet and a point.

"It's a shame we had to lose Liam Sercombe so early on because he's been one of our better players of late."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Tully
  • 05 Archibald-Henville
  • 06 Duffy
  • 11 Golbourne
  • 04 Dunne
  • 07 Sercombe (Taylor - 15' )
  • 08 Noble
  • 10 Nardiello
  • 20 Logan (O'Flynn - 61' )
  • 21 Bauza (Coles - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 18 Coles
  • 26 Bennett
  • 35 Taylor
  • 19 O'Flynn

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood
  • 18 Baldwin (Haslam - 69' )
  • 29 Hartley
  • 04 Liddle
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 20 Murray
  • 07 Brown (Hassan - 80' )
  • 33 James

Substitutes

  • 21 Rafferty
  • 16 Haslam
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 23 Hassan
Ref: Haywood
Att: 4,016

Match Stats

Shots

11 4

On target

6 1

Corners

9 4

Fouls

5 7

Live Text Commentary

93:57 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:36

Long distance effort from David Noble misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +2:05

David Noble takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Antony Sweeney makes a clearance.

89:11

Antony Sweeney has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

87:12

The ball is swung over by David Noble, Troy Archibald-Henville takes a shot. Comfortable save by Scott Flinders.

87:12 Substitution

Substitution Danny Coles is brought on as a substitute for Guillem Bauza.

87:12

Sam Collins challenges John O'Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

84:08

The referee gives a free kick against John O'Flynn for handball. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.

81:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Guillem Bauza on Paul Murray. Neil Austin takes the free kick.

79:20 Substitution

Substitution James Brown leaves the field to be replaced by Callum Hassan.

78:14

Guillem Bauza takes a shot. Neil Austin gets a block in. Corner taken by David Noble from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Neil Austin.

77:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Duffy by James Brown. Steve Tully takes the free kick.

77:04

Handball by Daniel Nardiello. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

74:13

Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Blocked by Artur Krysiak.

68:24 Substitution

Substitution (Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Steven Haslam coming on for Jack Baldwin.

67:25

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood played to the near post, clearance by Steve Tully.

64:15

David Noble takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Scott Flinders. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Flinders by Richard Duffy. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

63:44

Jake Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders. Short corner taken by David Noble.

62:14

Troy Archibald-Henville challenges Luke James unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.

61:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Brown. Richard Duffy restarts play with the free kick.

60:14

Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.

60:14 Substitution

Substitution (Exeter) makes a substitution, with John O'Flynn coming on for Richard Logan.

60:14

The official flags Richard Logan offside.

54:03

James Brown takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

51:57

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Noble played to the near post, James Dunne takes a shot. Luke James gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Noble, Scott Flinders makes a save.

48:47

Guillem Bauza has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

46:43

Luke James has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

45:40

Foul by Luke James on James Dunne, free kick awarded. Steve Tully restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:33

James Dunne takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

42:59

Corner taken by Luke James from the left by-line, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.

40:20

Inswinging corner taken by David Noble, Troy Archibald-Henville has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

39:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Taylor by Evan Horwood. Richard Duffy takes the indirect free kick.

39:16

Richard Duffy concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke James. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

38:23

Richard Logan is caught offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

36:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Murray on Jake Taylor. Richard Duffy takes the free kick.

29:45

Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line. Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke James, Artur Krysiak makes a save.

29:02

The assistant referee flags for offside against Luke James. Artur Krysiak takes the indirect free kick.

19:07

Effort on goal by Jake Taylor from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

18:13

The offside flag is raised against Gary Liddle. Indirect free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

16:00

Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.

14:18 Substitution

Substitution Jake Taylor comes on in place of Liam Sercombe.

11:37

Unfair challenge on Liam Sercombe by Paul Murray results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Troy Archibald-Henville.

9:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Sercombe on Antony Sweeney. Evan Horwood crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Steve Tully.

6:57

Unfair challenge on Steve Tully by James Brown results in a free kick. David Noble takes the free kick. The referee blows for offside. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.

5:30

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Sercombe, Headed effort on goal by Troy Archibald-Henville from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

4:17

Luke James is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Troy Archibald-Henville takes the indirect free kick.

3:19

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Sercombe from the right by-line, clearance made by Sam Collins.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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