Brentford striker Paul Hayes scored his first two goals for the club but two own goals handed managerless Hartlepool a point.
The home side took the lead early on when Hayes fired home from close range.
Pools were level when defender Harlee Dean deflected a cross into his own net, but Hayes headed the Bees back in front just before the hour mark.
Tony Craig looped a header past keeper Simon Moore in the dying moments to hand the visitors a draw.
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Brentford manager Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:
"It was not one of our best performances. We were the better team in the first half with clear-cut chances.
"Leon Legge was very good. They didn't have too many chances in the second half.
"We got control and we got the second goal, but with two minutes to go we have to play into the corners.
"Instead we tried to play the football when we're chasing a result, not when we're defending a result."
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Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.90:00 +4:09
Ryan Noble is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Moore.90:00 +2:06
Simon Moore takes the free kick.90:00 +2:06 Booking
Booking Ryan Noble booked.90:00 +1:52
Foul by Nathan Luscombe on Tom Adeyemi, free kick awarded.90:00 +1:28
Jack Baldwin takes the direct free kick.90:00 +1:28 Booking
Booking Toumani Diagouraga is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.90:00 +1:18
Free kick awarded for a foul by Toumani Diagouraga on Nathan Luscombe.89:31
Assist on the goal came from Evan Horwood. Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Forrester on Jack Baldwin. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.89:31 Goal scored
Goal! - Tony Craig - Brentford 2 - 2 Hartlepool Headed own goal by Tony Craig. Brentford 2-2 Hartlepool.88:56
Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood.86:42
Jack Baldwin takes the free kick.86:42 Booking
Booking Jonathan Douglas is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.86:35
Jonathan Douglas challenges James Poole unfairly and gives away a free kick.84:46
The referee blows for offside. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.84:15
Steve Howard handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.83:12 Substitution
Substitution Tom Adeyemi replaces Adam Forshaw.81:57 Substitution
Substitution Paul Hayes leaves the field to be replaced by James Spencer.80:42
Close range shot by Clayton Donaldson clears the bar.77:53
Jonathan Douglas concedes a free kick for a foul on James Poole. Evan Horwood fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Substitution Nathan Luscombe is brought on as a substitute for Paul Murray.75:04
Jack Baldwin challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jake Bidwell from left wing, clearance by Antony Sweeney.74:19
Shot by Clayton Donaldson from just outside the area goes over the net.73:21
Foul by Jack Baldwin on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded. Jonathan Douglas takes the direct free kick.72:02
Toumani Diagouraga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Murray. Paul Murray restarts play with the free kick.71:06
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Legge on Evan Horwood. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.69:48
Free kick awarded for a foul by Clayton Donaldson on Neil Austin. Simon Walton takes the free kick.69:18 Booking
Booking The referee shows Adam Forshaw a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.68:24
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, Jonathan Douglas makes a clearance.68:02
Ryan Noble takes a shot. Simon Moore makes a save.66:20
The official flags Paul Hayes offside. Neil Austin takes the free kick.65:39
Foul by Toumani Diagouraga on Simon Walton, free kick awarded. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.63:55
Strike on goal comes in from Harry Forrester from the free kick, Scott Flinders makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Harry Forrester, Steve Howard manages to make a clearance.63:55 Booking
Booking Paul Murray receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.63:41
Paul Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Toumani Diagouraga.59:23
The official flags Paul Hayes offside. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick. Foul by Toumani Diagouraga on Paul Murray, free kick awarded. Paul Murray restarts play with the free kick.58:04 Substitution
Substitution Ritchie Humphreys goes off and James Poole comes on.57:11
Shaleum Logan provided the assist for the goal.57:11 Goal scored
Goal! - Paul Hayes - Brentford 2 - 1 Hartlepool Paul Hayes finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Brentford 2-1 Hartlepool.53:36
Adam Forshaw fouled by Paul Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Toumani Diagouraga.47:38
The official flags Adam Forshaw offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.45:40
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Austin on Harry Forrester. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Harry Forrester, save by Scott Flinders.45:01
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Leon Legge is brought on as a substitute for Harlee Dean.45:00 +1:05 Half time
Half Time It is the end of the first-half.45:00 +0:35
Jack Baldwin takes a inswinging corner.44:44
Clayton Donaldson produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.43:01
Corner taken short by Adam Forshaw.37:54
Ryan Noble takes a shot. Save made by Simon Moore.36:27
Harry Forrester concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Hartley. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.34:54
Antony Sweeney sends in a cross, Ryan Noble has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.33:37
Ritchie Humphreys is caught offside. Jake Bidwell takes the direct free kick.32:06
Harlee Dean has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.31:19
Unfair challenge on Harry Forrester by Paul Murray results in a free kick. Jake Bidwell takes the free kick.27:05
Outswinging corner taken by Harry Forrester from the right by-line, clearance by Antony Sweeney.25:51
The assistant referee signals for offside against Antony Sweeney. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.24:44
Assist on the goal came from Antony Sweeney.24:44 Goal scored
Goal! - Harlee Dean - Brentford 1 - 1 Hartlepool Harlee Dean puts the ball into his own goal. Brentford 1-1 Hartlepool.24:19
Antony Sweeney delivers the ball, Harlee Dean gets a block in.21:02
Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Hartley. Harry Forrester takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Simon Walton manages to make a clearance.20:14
Ritchie Humphreys produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.18:55
Ryan Noble takes a shot. Save by Simon Moore.18:29
Clayton Donaldson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.16:36
Corner from the right by-line taken by Harry Forrester, Harlee Dean takes a shot. Clearance by Evan Horwood. Corner taken by Harry Forrester from the right by-line, clearance by Jack Baldwin.16:06
Paul Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Craig. Free kick taken by Tony Craig.14:49
Foul by Harry Forrester on Jack Baldwin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.13:24
The offside flag is raised against Ritchie Humphreys. Tony Craig takes the free kick.13:01
Adam Forshaw takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.10:22 Goal scored
Goal! - Paul Hayes - Brentford 1 - 0 Hartlepool Paul Hayes fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 1-0 Hartlepool.8:34
Evan Horwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Forrester. Jake Bidwell produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.5:53
Inswinging corner taken by Simon Walton from the left by-line.5:05
Corner taken by Evan Horwood, Harlee Dean makes a clearance.2:46
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Noble by Adam Forshaw. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.0:51
Paul Hayes has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.0:00
The referee starts the match.
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