Hartlepool United picked up just their second point of the season as they denied Torquay United victory with a gritty defensive display.

The Gulls dominated and twice had efforts cleared off the line.

Neil Austin made a superb block in the first minute, diving in to deny Jordan Chapell after good work by Callum Ball.

Karl Hawley twice went close for the hosts and Christian Burgess cleared a Ball effort of the line, while at the other end Bradley Walker fired wide.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Torquay

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes
  • 05 Pearce
  • 07 Mansell
  • 08 Harding (Lathrope - 76' )
  • 10 Bodin (Cameron - 65' )
  • 12 Chapell
  • 09 Hawley (Benyon - 82' )
  • 16 Ball Booked

Substitutes

  • 33 Thompson
  • 21 Cruise
  • 06 Lathrope
  • 11 Cameron
  • 15 Thompson
  • 31 Sullivan
  • 26 Benyon

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 06 Baldwin
  • 21 Duckworth
  • 35 Burgess
  • 04 Dolan
  • 08 Walton
  • 14 Compton (Monkhouse - 71' )
  • 38 Walker Booked
  • 07 Franks
  • 09 Howard Booked (James - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Rafferty
  • 05 Collins
  • 22 Holden
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 33 James
  • 10 Poole
  • 23 Rodney
Ref: Langford
Att: 2,646

Match Stats

Shots

14 6

On target

5 1

Corners

2 4

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:22 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

90:00 +4:16

Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

90:00 +3:55

Foul by Luke James on Kevin Nicholson, free kick awarded.

90:00 +3:44

Clearance by Martin Rice.

90:00 +2:31

Clearance made by Simon Walton.

90:00 +2:16

Centre by Dale Tonge.

90:00 +1:39

Bradley Walker takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

90:00 +1:18

Jonathan Franks crosses the ball.

90:00 +0:38

Clearance made by Neil Austin.

89:31

Centre by Dale Tonge.

88:49

Clearance made by Christian Burgess.

86:46

Clearance made by Michael Duckworth.

85:53

Kevin Nicholson has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

84:01

Clearance by Jordan Chapell.

83:42

Corner from the left by-line taken by Scott Flinders.

83:29

Free kick crossed by Matthew Dolan.

83:18

Callum Ball receives a caution.

83:18 Booking

Booking

82:50

Foul by Callum Ball on Neil Austin, free kick awarded.

82:20

Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

82:14

The official flags Elliot Benyon offside.

81:05 Substitution

Substitution Elliot Benyon on for Karl Hawley.

80:02

Lee Mansell manages to make a clearance.

79:52

Free kick crossed by Matthew Dolan.

79:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Krystian Pearce on Luke James.

79:14

Jack Baldwin manages to make a clearance.

79:12

The ball is sent over by Courtney Cameron.

78:22

Matthew Dolan manages to make a clearance.

78:19

The ball is delivered by Kevin Nicholson.

76:36

Simon Walton takes the free kick.

76:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Walton by Callum Ball.

75:40 Substitution

Substitution Damon Lathrope replaces Ben Harding.

74:42

Clearance by Aaron Downes.

74:02

Free kick crossed by Martin Rice.

73:56

Andy Monkhouse is adjudged to have handled the ball.

71:13

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Franks.

70:52 Substitution

Substitution Andy Monkhouse is brought on as a substitute for Jack Compton.

70:32

Shot by Dale Tonge went over the bar.

70:16

The ball is swung over by Kevin Nicholson.

70:06

Jack Baldwin makes a clearance.

70:00

Callum Ball delivers the ball.

69:12

Callum Ball takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

67:05

Clearance made by Krystian Pearce.

64:39 Substitution

Substitution Courtney Cameron joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Bodin.

64:22

Jonathan Franks takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

64:12

Clearance made by Dale Tonge.

63:30

Centre by Kevin Nicholson.

62:23

Header by Luke James goes to the left of the goal.

62:17

Jack Compton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

61:53

Luke James fouled by Krystian Pearce, the ref awards a free kick.

60:44

Clearance made by Kevin Nicholson.

60:39

Michael Duckworth sends in a cross.

57:56

Karl Hawley takes a shot. Scott Flinders catches the ball.

57:39

Martin Rice takes the free kick.

57:30

Unfair challenge on Krystian Pearce by Jack Baldwin results in a free kick.

57:22

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonathan Franks.

57:02

Luke James has an effort at goal. Martin Rice parries the ball away.

53:32

Neil Austin makes a clearance.

53:25

Callum Ball delivers the ball.

52:49

Billy Bodin takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

52:40

Callum Ball crosses the ball.

51:24

Clearance made by Michael Duckworth.

50:43

Jack Compton sends in a cross.

49:52

Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

49:42

The assistant referee signals for offside against Billy Bodin.

49:13 Booking

Booking

49:13

Bradley Walker receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

48:00

Kevin Nicholson has an effort at goal. Scott Flinders catches the ball.

47:47

Free kick crossed by Lee Mansell.

47:28

Bradley Walker challenges Billy Bodin unfairly and gives away a free kick.

47:04

Callum Ball takes a shot. Scott Flinders parries the effort to safety.

46:55

A cross is delivered by Jordan Chapell.

45:13 Substitution

Substitution Luke James joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steve Howard.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:09 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:07

Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:38

Neil Austin makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:30

The ball is swung over by Kevin Nicholson.

45:00

The ball is sent over by Michael Duckworth.

44:30

Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

44:14

Lee Mansell challenges Matthew Dolan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

43:50

The ball is crossed by Jordan Chapell.

43:25

Jordan Chapell delivers the ball.

42:49

Free kick taken by Martin Rice.

42:43

The referee blows for offside against Jack Compton.

42:30

Ben Harding restarts play with the free kick.

42:19

Unfair challenge on Simon Walton by Ben Harding results in a free kick.

40:59

Martin Rice makes a clearance.

39:32

Header by Steve Howard misses right.

39:05

Free kick crossed by Jack Compton.

38:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Harding on Jonathan Franks.

38:33

Shot by Callum Ball went wide left of the target.

38:15

Ben Harding restarts play with the free kick.

38:01

Karl Hawley fouled by Simon Walton, the ref awards a free kick.

37:40

Martin Rice restarts play with the free kick.

37:37

The referee blows for offside.

37:07

Clearance by Krystian Pearce.

36:52

Shot by Billy Bodin missed to the left of goal.

36:05

Martin Rice restarts play with the free kick.

36:01

The referee blows for offside.

35:38

Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

35:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Karl Hawley.

33:33

Free kick taken by Jack Compton.

33:21

Aaron Downes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard.

31:13

The ball is crossed by Jordan Chapell.

30:56

Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

30:42

Steve Howard fouled by Krystian Pearce, the ref awards a free kick.

30:13

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Mansell.

29:54

The ball is sent over by Callum Ball.

28:36

Free kick taken by Christian Burgess.

28:29

The assistant referee signals for offside against Karl Hawley.

28:14

Free kick taken by Martin Rice.

28:04

Steve Howard is booked.

28:04 Booking

Booking

27:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Krystian Pearce by Steve Howard.

25:40

Martin Rice takes the free kick.

25:21

Unfair challenge on Ben Harding by Steve Howard results in a free kick.

24:33

Centre by Jordan Chapell.

23:17

Dale Tonge manages to make a clearance.

23:09

Corner from the left by-line taken by Neil Austin.

23:01

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Franks.

21:29

Ben Harding takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

20:38

Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

20:30

Karl Hawley challenges Christian Burgess unfairly and gives away a free kick.

19:54

Martin Rice restarts play with the free kick.

19:45

Unfair challenge on Krystian Pearce by Steve Howard results in a free kick.

19:14

Clearance made by Krystian Pearce.

19:11

Jack Compton crosses the ball.

18:51

Clearance made by Michael Duckworth.

18:13

Aaron Downes takes the free kick.

18:06

The assistant referee flags for offside against Steve Howard.

17:29

Clearance by Lee Mansell.

17:13

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

17:01

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Franks.

15:43

Karl Hawley takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

13:38

Clearance made by Martin Rice.

11:39

Clearance made by Aaron Downes.

11:33

The ball is sent over by Jack Compton.

11:17

Clearance by Aaron Downes.

11:05

Neil Austin takes the free kick.

10:14

Unfair challenge on Matthew Dolan by Krystian Pearce results in a free kick.

8:59

Clearance made by Aaron Downes.

8:55

The ball is swung over by Neil Austin.

7:43

Centre by Jordan Chapell.

7:23

Jonathan Franks has an effort at goal.

4:26

Jordan Chapell delivers the ball.

4:10

Christian Burgess makes a clearance.

3:44

Corner taken by Billy Bodin.

3:15

The ball is delivered by Jordan Chapell.

3:01

Karl Hawley manages to make a clearance.

2:42

Callum Ball sends in a cross.

2:06

Header by Karl Hawley goes harmlessly over the bar.

1:55

The ball is sent over by Billy Bodin.

1:42

The ball is swung over by Callum Ball.

0:56

Shot by Jordan Chapell. Scott Flinders catches the ball.

0:30

Jordan Chapell takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Flinders parries the effort to safety.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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