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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

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
Ref: Jeremy Simpson
Att: 3,727

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

4 1

Corners

7 3

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

90:00 +4:14 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

90:00 +2:32

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

90:00 +2:32

Darren Holden (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:17

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by David Mirfin.

88:32

Attempt missed. Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

87:25

Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:25

Foul by Jack Compton (Hartlepool United).

84:30

Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:30

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

84:00

Luke Williams (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:59

Foul by Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United).

82:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jack Compton replaces Jack Barmby.

81:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marlon Harewood replaces Andy Monkhouse.

79:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Paul Hayes.

78:50

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

77:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces Neil Austin because of an injury.

74:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Michael Collins replaces Sean McAllister.

74:09

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by David Mirfin.

73:46

Attempt saved. Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

73:02

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

72:04

Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:04

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

68:15

Attempt missed. David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

67:57

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Simon Walton.

66:23

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

65:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paddy Madden replaces Terry Hawkridge.

61:37

Attempt blocked. Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:45

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:45

Foul by Luke Williams (Hartlepool United).

59:53

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

56:11

Attempt blocked. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54:31

Attempt missed. Luke Williams (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

52:50

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

52:20 Booking

Booking Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

52:12

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

52:12

Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:17

Attempt missed. Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

45:00 +1:33 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

45:00 +1:17

Attempt blocked. Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

45:00 +0:32

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Dave Syers.

42:53

Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:53

Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

41:33

Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

40:15

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:15

Foul by Luke James (Hartlepool United).

37:29

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andy Monkhouse.

35:33 Booking

Booking Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

35:11

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:11

Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

32:29

Attempt blocked. Luke Williams (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:36

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

31:36

Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:05

Attempt saved. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

26:07

Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:07

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

25:05

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

24:42

Attempt saved. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

21:39

Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

20:06

Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United).

20:06

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:48

Foul by Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United).

18:48

Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:30

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:30

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

14:05

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

13:53

Attempt saved. Luke Williams (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

12:39

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by David Mirfin.

12:00

Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:58

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

2:11

Foul by Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United).

2:11

Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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