Brentford and Hartlepool played out a goalless draw as the Bees' five-game winning streak came to an end.

Pools keeper Scott Flinders saved low to his right to keep out an angled drive from Clayton Donaldson in a first half bereft of clear-cut chances.

The hosts thought they had gone ahead when Luke James's shot was deflected in, but the linesman's flag denied them their fourth goal in nine games.

Toumani Diagouraga fired a gilt-edged chance wide for the Bees late on.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin Booked
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood
  • 29 Hartley
  • 03 Humphreys (Boyd - 80' )
  • 04 Liddle
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 20 Murray (James - 56' )
  • 35 Noble

Substitutes

  • 21 Rafferty
  • 16 Haslam
  • 18 Baldwin
  • 33 James
  • 10 Boyd

Brentford

  • 01 Lee
  • 14 Logan
  • 22 Osborne
  • 23 Thompson
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 25 Dean
  • 07 Saunders Booked (Balkestein - 73' )
  • 08 Douglas Booked
  • 18 McGinn (Morrison - 61' Booked )
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 09 Donaldson (Bean - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Balkestein
  • 32 Legge
  • 04 Bean
  • 17 Morrison
  • 19 Forrester
Ref: Lewis
Att: 4,292

Match Stats

Shots

6 7

On target

3 3

Corners

3 1

Fouls

15 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:28

Foul by Ryan Noble on Karleigh Osborne, free kick awarded. Richard Lee takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:30 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Bean replaces Clayton Donaldson.

89:51

Neil Austin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Bidwell. Jake Bidwell crosses the ball in from the free kick, Neil Austin makes a clearance.

88:39

Neil Austin delivers the ball, Clinton Morrison makes a clearance.

88:21

Shaleum Logan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Evan Horwood. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

86:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Austin by Pim Balkestein. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

84:23

The ball is sent over by Shaleum Logan, Header from deep inside the area by Harlee Dean goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

83:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by Sam Collins. Direct free kick taken by Jake Bidwell.

83:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Liddle by Clayton Donaldson. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

82:09

Pim Balkestein restarts play with the free kick.

82:09 Booking

Booking Neil Austin goes into the book.

82:02

Foul by Neil Austin on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded.

80:58

Free kick crossed left-footed by Evan Horwood from right channel, save made by Richard Lee.

80:58 Booking

Booking Caution for Clinton Morrison.

80:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke James by Clinton Morrison.

79:46

Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.

79:46 Substitution

Substitution Adam Boyd on for Ritchie Humphreys.

79:46

Antony Sweeney fouled by Toumani Diagouraga, the ref awards a free kick.

78:58

Unfair challenge on Adam Thompson by Andy Monkhouse results in a free kick. Adam Thompson restarts play with the free kick.

78:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

77:58

Clayton Donaldson produces a cross, Close range shot by Toumani Diagouraga goes wide of the left-hand upright.

76:19

Neil Austin challenges Jake Bidwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jonathan Douglas, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Flinders by Harlee Dean. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

73:24

Shaleum Logan produces a cross, Neil Austin makes a clearance.

72:02 Substitution

Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Pim Balkestein coming on for Sam Saunders.

71:12

A cross is delivered by Luke James, Header from close range by Ritchie Humphreys misses to the right of the target.

70:15

Ritchie Humphreys gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. Sam Saunders crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Scott Flinders.

67:35

The ball is delivered by Luke James, clearance by Jake Bidwell.

66:59

Unfair challenge on Luke James by Jake Bidwell results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Evan Horwood from right wing, clearance made by Clayton Donaldson.

66:46

Ryan Noble is caught offside. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

66:26

The ball is sent over by Andy Monkhouse.

65:23

Corner taken by Evan Horwood, Shot from 6 yards from Ryan Noble. Richard Lee makes a save.

62:50

Ryan Noble produces a cross.

59:45

Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

59:45 Substitution

Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Clinton Morrison coming on for Niall McGinn.

59:45

The referee blows for offside against Niall McGinn.

57:47

Effort from just outside the area by Shaleum Logan goes over the bar.

55:23 Substitution

Substitution Paul Murray goes off and Luke James comes on.

53:48

Toumani Diagouraga fouled by Gary Liddle, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Saunders restarts play with the free kick.

50:45

Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.

50:45 Booking

Booking The referee shows Sam Saunders a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

50:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Antony Sweeney by Sam Saunders.

49:38

Shot by Shaleum Logan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

48:05

Curled right-footed shot by Niall McGinn. Comfortable save by Scott Flinders.

47:08

Gary Liddle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Douglas. Karleigh Osborne restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:53 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:00

Foul by Andy Monkhouse on Shaleum Logan, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Saunders from right wing, save by Scott Flinders.

44:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Lee by Ryan Noble. Richard Lee takes the free kick.

43:38

Shaleum Logan concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Hartley. Sam Collins takes the direct free kick.

41:33

Neil Austin takes the free kick.

41:33 Booking

Booking Jonathan Douglas receives a caution.

41:22

Ryan Noble fouled by Jonathan Douglas, the ref awards a free kick.

41:13

The ball is sent over by Jake Bidwell, Antony Sweeney manages to make a clearance.

39:43

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

39:10

Clayton Donaldson sends in a cross, Shot by Toumani Diagouraga. Antony Sweeney gets a block in.

36:18

The ball is swung over by Ryan Noble.

35:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Murray on Sam Saunders. Richard Lee takes the free kick.

34:45

Corner taken by Neil Austin, Jonathan Douglas makes a clearance.

34:17

Unfair challenge on Ritchie Humphreys by Jake Bidwell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.

31:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Austin on Niall McGinn. Direct free kick taken by Jake Bidwell.

30:40

The ball is delivered by Neil Austin, Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

28:41

Adam Thompson produces a cross, Gary Liddle makes a clearance. Corner crossed in by Sam Saunders.

27:54

Sam Collins challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Bidwell restarts play with the free kick.

27:17

Ritchie Humphreys has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

22:05

Effort on goal by Ryan Noble from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

20:45

The ball is delivered by Paul Murray, Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

19:51

The ball is sent over by Gary Liddle, comfortable save by Richard Lee.

17:51

The ball is sent over by Evan Horwood, save by Richard Lee.

16:10

Clayton Donaldson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

14:18

Clayton Donaldson challenges Sam Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Collins restarts play with the free kick.

13:28

The offside flag is raised against Clayton Donaldson. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

12:31

Andy Monkhouse fouled by Toumani Diagouraga, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.

11:33

A cross is delivered by Ritchie Humphreys, Richard Lee makes a comfortable save.

4:07

Karleigh Osborne challenges Ryan Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.

2:14

Niall McGinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Hartley. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

1:39

Unfair challenge on Sam Saunders by Gary Liddle results in a free kick. Richard Lee takes the free kick.

0:48

Evan Horwood sends in a cross, Sam Saunders manages to make a clearance. Evan Horwood takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Toumani Diagouraga.

0:00

The game begins.

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