Antony Sweeney scored a late equaliser to secure Hartlepool a point at high-flying Sheffield Wednesday.

Rob Jones, Danny Baath and Gary Madine all went close for the hosts in a goalless first half.

Peter Hartley's header from Evan Horwood's corner put the visitors ahead, before a solo goal from sub Jermaine Johnson drew the Owls level.

Gary Madine's first-time shot gave Wednesday the lead, but Sweeney's neat lob saw the game end all square.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think being up 2-1 with three minutes to go, it has got to be seen as a disappointment.

"We've had 11 good chances and we've only scored two. They've had two and they've put them both in.

"Little things make such big differences and if we look back on the last three or four games, I would think that we've chucked away six or seven points."

Match Stats

Shots

15 6

On target

7 3

Corners

4 6

Fouls

7 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:32 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:54

Shot from just outside the box by Chris O'Grady goes over the bar.

90:00 +1:42

The ball is sent over by Miguel Angel Llera.

90:00 +0:45

Ryan Lowe has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

89:58

The offside flag is raised against Gary Madine. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.

89:52

The ball is sent over by Miguel Angel Llera.

89:07

Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

87:14

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines, Peter Hartley manages to make a clearance.

86:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Antony Sweeney - Sheff Wed 2 - 2 Hartlepool Antony Sweeney finds the net with a goal from outside the area low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Wed 2-2 Hartlepool.

85:38

The referee blows for offside. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.

85:33

The ball is swung over by Jose Vitor Semedo.

83:22

Corner taken by Chris Lines, Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.

83:13

A cross is delivered by Lewis Buxton, blocked by Antony Sweeney.

82:04

The ball is crossed by Luke James, clearance made by Chris Lines.

81:02

Inswinging corner taken by Chris Lines, clearance made by Luke James.

80:23

Neil Austin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Lines, Peter Hartley gets a block in.

79:09 Substitution

Substitution (Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with James Brown coming on for Steven Haslam.

78:15

Gary Madine is ruled offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

77:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Lines by Steven Haslam. Chris Lines crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

75:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Madine on Peter Hartley. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

74:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Madine - Sheff Wed 2 - 1 Hartlepool Gary Madine scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 2-1 Hartlepool.

73:52

Jermaine Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ritchie Humphreys. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

73:25

Centre by Lewis Buxton, clearance made by Peter Hartley.

72:40

Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

72:27

Miguel Angel Llera produces a cross, clearance by Steven Haslam.

72:09

The ball is sent over by Jermaine Johnson, clearance made by Gary Liddle.

70:01

The ball is swung over by Chris Lines, Miguel Angel Llera produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

70:01 Booking

Booking Gary Liddle goes into the referee's book.

69:53

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Johnson by Gary Liddle results in a free kick.

69:40

Steven Haslam crosses the ball, Miguel Angel Llera makes a clearance.

69:09

The ball is crossed by Luke James, clearance made by Jon Otsemobor.

66:45

Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

66:45 Substitution

Substitution Ritchie Humphreys joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Murray.

66:45

Unfair challenge on Evan Horwood by Ryan Lowe results in a free kick.

65:56

Chris Lines delivers the ball, Header on goal by Danny Batth from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

65:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Monkhouse on Jermaine Johnson. Jon Otsemobor takes the direct free kick.

64:11

Indirect free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.

64:11 Substitution

Substitution Miguel Angel Llera joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rob Jones.

64:11

Luke James is ruled offside.

63:29

Ryan Lowe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

62:06

Chris Lines produces a cross, Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.

59:38

Luke James produces a cross, Effort on goal by Antony Sweeney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

58:01 Booking

Booking The referee shows Evan Horwood a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

57:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Jermaine Johnson - Sheff Wed 1 - 1 Hartlepool Jermaine Johnson grabs a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-1 Hartlepool.

56:42

A cross is delivered by Antony Sweeney, Nicky Weaver makes a save.

56:29

The ball is swung over by Luke James, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

54:42 Substitution

Substitution Mike Jones goes off and Ryan Lowe comes on.

54:02

Gary Liddle has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

52:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Madine. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

49:59

Antony Sweeney produces a cross, save by Nicky Weaver.

48:29

Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, Sam Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Batth. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.

48:24

Luke James sends in a cross, blocked by Lewis Buxton.

46:08

Evan Horwood provided the assist for the goal.

46:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Hartley - Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Hartlepool Peter Hartley scores a headed goal from close range. Sheff Wed 0-1 Hartlepool.

45:44

Corner taken by Evan Horwood,

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Reda Johnson leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine Johnson.

45:00 +1:33 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:19

Corner taken by Luke James, save by Nicky Weaver.

45:00 +0:11

Peter Hartley produces a cross, Nicky Weaver makes a save.

44:49

Corner taken by Luke James, clearance by Reda Johnson.

44:39

Antony Sweeney delivers the ball.

43:54

Unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse by Jose Vitor Semedo results in a free kick. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

40:44

Mike Jones takes a shot. Neil Austin gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines, Header by Reda Johnson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

39:32

Chris O'Grady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Austin. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

37:12

Strike comes in from Chris Lines from the free kick.

37:12 Booking

Booking Peter Hartley is given a yellow card.

36:50

Peter Hartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Madine.

35:53

Reda Johnson delivers the ball, Gary Madine produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

32:48

A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood, Rob Jones makes a clearance.

31:20

Foul by Luke James on Reda Johnson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.

28:24

Andy Monkhouse is caught offside. Free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.

28:11

Evan Horwood produces a cross, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

26:16

Shot from 18 yards by Luke James. Save made by Nicky Weaver. Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, Rob Jones makes a clearance.

25:32

Danny Batth concedes a free kick for a foul on Antony Sweeney. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Evan Horwood, Gary Madine makes a clearance.

24:26

Foul by Andy Monkhouse on Jose Vitor Semedo, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Lines.

22:46

Corner taken by Evan Horwood, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Batth by Luke James. Free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.

22:39

Andy Monkhouse delivers the ball, blocked by Rob Jones.

21:08

The offside flag is raised against Sam Collins. Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.

20:31

Rob Jones challenges Andy Monkhouse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.

20:04

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

19:12

Jose Vitor Semedo fouled by Gary Liddle, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Batth, Andy Monkhouse manages to make a clearance.

17:32

The ball is sent over by Gary Liddle, save by Nicky Weaver.

16:36

A cross is delivered by Lewis Buxton.

14:22

Andy Monkhouse is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.

11:38

The referee blows for offside. Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.

10:50

Centre by Lewis Buxton, Mike Jones takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

6:58

Effort from outside the penalty box by Neil Austin goes wide right of the goal.

5:12

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris O'Grady. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

4:25

Evan Horwood challenges Gary Madine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon Otsemobor takes the free kick.

3:09

Mike Jones fouled by Sam Collins, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Chris Lines, Chris O'Grady has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

1:21

Shot by Gary Madine from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

0:30

Chris O'Grady produces a cross, clearance by Sam Collins.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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