Scunthorpe survived a late Hartlepool onslaught to claim their fourth draw in a row and stay in second place in League Two.
Hartlepool started well and Scunthorpe keeper Sam Slocombe saved efforts from Luke Williams and Andy Monkhouse.
Scunthorpe rarely threatened and Slocombe saved well from full debutant Jack Barmby at point-blank range.
The best chance fell to substitute Marlon Harewood, who blasted narrowly wide as Hartlepool pushed for a winner.
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Scunthorpe manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:
"My cup is definitely still half full. Of course we're disappointed, we've had four draws on the bounce now, but I think what we showed everybody today is that we tried to win the game.
"I don't think we could have done any more as a team to try and win the game. Credit to Hartlepool, I thought it was a decent game under the conditions, which were awful.
"It's another point on the board, and we can move on now."
Hartlepool United 01 Flinders 02 Austin (Sweeney - 78' ) 22 Holden 08 Walton 38 Walker 05 Collins 35 Burgess 18 Williams 12 Barmby Booked (Compton - 83' ) 33 James 11 Monkhouse (Harewood - 82' ) Substitutes 09 Harewood 10 Poole 13 Rafferty 14 Compton 15 Sweeney 23 Rodney 28 Hawkins Scunthorpe United 01 Slocombe 18 Nolan 30 Williams 04 McAllister Booked (Collins - 75' ) 05 Mirfin 06 Canavan 14 Hawkridge (Madden - 66' ) 24 Syers 39 Hayes (Adelakun - 80' ) 29 Winnall 28 McSheffrey Substitutes 02 Ribeiro 07 Sparrow 13 Severn 16 Adelakun 19 Collins 25 Boyce 27 Madden
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