Hartlepool picked up their first point of the League Two campaign with an eventful goalless draw at York.

The visitors had a penalty claim for a foul on Steve Howard waved away, with a free-kick outside the box awarded.

York could have gone ahead when Tom Allan beat keeper Scott Flinders, only to see his header scrambled off the line by Neil Austin.

Andy Monkhouse went close for Pools late on but Chris Smith was on hand to clear his header off the line.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

Post-match: York boss Worthington

"It was a real battle, a real competitive 90 minutes and neither team really wanted to give a lot and you are going to get those games.

"As I just said to the players there's a lot of commitment, a lot of effort and a lot of good things happening.

"I think we just need a little more composure around the opposition's 18 yard box.

"We need to get it down we need to put an extra pass in and try and open some things up."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Davies
  • 04 Smith
  • 20 Allen
  • 06 Parslow
  • 08 Clay
  • 10 Chambers (Coulson - 62' )
  • 18 Platt
  • 11 Jarvis (Bowman - 86' )
  • 17 Cresswell (Fletcher - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Kettings
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 26 Atkinson
  • 14 Montrose
  • 07 Coulson
  • 09 Fletcher
  • 19 Bowman

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 06 Baldwin
  • 22 Holden
  • 35 Burgess Booked
  • 08 Walton
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 14 Compton
  • 38 Walker
  • 09 Howard Booked (Rodney - 84' )
  • 10 Poole (James - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Rafferty
  • 05 Collins
  • 07 Franks
  • 19 Richards
  • 33 James
  • 37 Boagey
  • 23 Rodney
Ref: Phillips
Att: 4,768

Match Stats

Shots

5 6

On target

0 0

Corners

7 5

Fouls

5 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:27 Full time

Full Time The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:44

Clearance by Christian Burgess.

90:00 +2:40

A cross is delivered by Lanre Oyebanjo.

90:00 +2:03

Tom Platt manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:52

Neil Austin crosses the ball in from the free kick.

90:00 +1:38

Michael Coulson is penalised for a handball.

90:00 +1:08

Neil Austin crosses the ball.

87:32

The ball is sent over by Darren Holden.

86:33

Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

86:15

Tom Allan fouled by Andy Monkhouse, the ref awards a free kick.

86:07

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jack Compton.

85:23 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Bowman replaces Ryan Jarvis.

84:24

Clearance by Tom Allan.

84:22

The ball is delivered by Andy Monkhouse.

84:09

Chris Smith manages to make a clearance.

84:05

The ball is sent over by Andy Monkhouse.

84:00

Clearance by Lanre Oyebanjo.

83:58

Neil Austin sends in a cross.

83:27 Substitution

Substitution Nialle Rodney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steve Howard.

83:15

Chris Smith manages to make a clearance.

82:57

Jack Compton crosses the ball.

82:34

Clearance made by Jack Baldwin.

82:29

Free kick crossed by Ben Davies.

82:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christian Burgess on Michael Coulson.

82:02

The referee cautions Christian Burgess for unsporting behaviour.

82:02 Booking

Booking

81:10

Shot by Ryan Jarvis went over.

79:57

Daniel Parslow makes a clearance.

79:53

The ball is swung over by Jack Compton.

78:50

Centre by Darren Holden.

76:07 Substitution

Substitution James Poole leaves the field to be replaced by Luke James.

73:36

Lanre Oyebanjo takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

71:31

Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael Coulson.

71:06

Ben Davies crosses the ball in from the free kick.

70:22

Ryan Jarvis fouled by Darren Holden, the ref awards a free kick.

69:41

Andy Monkhouse takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

68:58

Ryan Jarvis has an effort at goal.

67:41

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Davies.

66:44

Clearance made by Chris Smith.

66:20

The ball is sent over by Jack Compton.

65:49 Substitution

Substitution Richard Cresswell leaves the field to be replaced by Wes Fletcher.

64:02

Jack Compton takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

63:40

Scott Flinders makes a clearance.

63:36

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Davies.

61:33 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Chambers goes off and Michael Coulson comes on.

61:10

Corner taken by Ben Davies.

60:41

Ryan Jarvis sends in a cross.

59:08

Neil Austin produces a cross.

58:28

Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

58:01

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Cresswell.

57:54

Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

57:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christian Burgess on Tom Allan.

57:17

Michael Ingham manages to make a clearance.

57:11

Jack Compton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

56:44

Chris Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on James Poole.

51:43

Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

51:19

The official flags Steve Howard offside.

51:09

Clearance made by Tom Allan.

51:01

Jack Compton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

50:51

Andy Monkhouse fouled by Daniel Parslow, the ref awards a free kick.

47:29

Lanre Oyebanjo restarts play with the free kick.

47:08

Richard Cresswell fouled by Christian Burgess, the ref awards a free kick.

46:20

Shot by Craig Clay went wide of the left-hand upright.

45:44

Shot by Jack Compton went wide right of the post.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +3:08 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:16

Ashley Chambers crosses the ball in from the free kick.

45:00 +2:06

Neil Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Davies.

45:00 +0:08

Clearance by Chris Smith.

45:00 +0:04

Neil Austin sends in a cross.

44:37

Chris Smith manages to make a clearance.

44:34

A cross is delivered by James Poole.

44:24

Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

43:58

Unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Chris Smith results in a free kick.

43:49

Corner taken by Ashley Chambers from the right by-line.

43:23

The ball is sent over by Ashley Chambers.

40:07

Ben Davies restarts play with the free kick.

39:47

Andy Monkhouse challenges Daniel Parslow unfairly and gives away a free kick.

36:15

The ball is sent over by Ben Davies.

35:31

James Poole takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

34:54

Clearance by Scott Flinders.

34:43

Free kick taken by Ben Davies.

34:06

Christian Burgess challenges Richard Cresswell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

33:03

Tom Platt takes a shot. Christian Burgess gets a block in.

31:33

Corner taken by Jack Compton from the left by-line.

30:56

Andy Monkhouse takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

30:47

Chris Smith manages to make a clearance.

30:39

Corner taken by Jack Compton from the left by-line.

28:54

Jack Compton manages to make a clearance.

28:46

Ben Davies sends in a cross.

28:17

Christian Burgess manages to make a clearance.

28:13

Centre by Ben Davies.

28:06

Clearance made by Christian Burgess.

28:02

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Davies.

25:58

Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

25:36

Steve Howard is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

25:36 Booking

Booking

25:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Allan by Steve Howard.

23:57

Clearance made by Christian Burgess.

23:51

The ball is crossed by Ben Davies.

20:04

A cross is delivered by Bradley Walker.

19:17

Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

18:56

Steve Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Parslow.

17:56

Clearance made by Christian Burgess.

16:54

Free kick taken by Bradley Walker.

16:38

Unfair challenge on Bradley Walker by Daniel Parslow results in a free kick.

12:17

Steve Howard takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

12:14

Corner taken by Jack Compton from the left by-line.

11:44

The ball is sent over by James Poole.

11:22

Ashley Chambers crosses the ball.

11:15

Ben Davies takes the free kick.

11:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Jarvis by Jack Baldwin.

7:44

Jack Baldwin makes a clearance.

7:36

Free kick crossed by Simon Walton.

6:48

Lanre Oyebanjo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard.

5:52

Corner taken by Jack Compton.

5:09

Tom Allan makes a clearance.

5:01

Centre by Jack Compton.

4:33

Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

4:13

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryan Jarvis.

4:01

Simon Walton makes a clearance.

2:23

Clearance made by Jack Baldwin.

2:15

Ryan Jarvis sends in a cross.

1:13

Corner taken by Ashley Chambers from the left by-line.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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