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Accrington Stanley 0-0 Hartlepool United

Accrington and Hartlepool shared the points in a dour goalless draw.

Play-off chasing Pools had the better chances early on but Simon Walton could not test keeper Marcus Bettinelli with two long-range shots.

Lee Molyneux fired a 20-yard free-kick over the crossbar and Josh Windass also had two fierce efforts fly narrowly over for the hosts.

Stanley substitute Kal Naismith had a chance from six yards but it rolled harmlessly into Scott Flinders' hands.

Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper told BBC Tees:

"There was a lack of quality in the final third from both sides.

"Neither goalkeeper had to make a save because the defenders did a good job.

"I asked our 'wrigglers' as I call them, and by that I mean the players who can get the ball out of their feet and sneak a shot away, to test their keeper.

"But we couldn't quite do it today unfortunately."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 23Buxton
  • 19Wilson
  • 4Joyce
  • 5Aldred
  • 6WinnardSubstituted forAtkinsonat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Hatfield
  • 20Windass
  • 17GraySubstituted forOdejayiat 81'minutes
  • 9WebberSubstituted forNaismithat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 13Molyneux

Substitutes

  • 11Naismith
  • 14Clark
  • 15Mingoia
  • 22Dawber
  • 24Odejayi
  • 25Atkinson
  • 44Bowerman

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 19Richards
  • 22Holden
  • 8Walton
  • 5CollinsBooked at 35mins
  • 35Burgess
  • 7FranksSubstituted forPooleat 81'minutes
  • 38WalkerBooked at 26mins
  • 33JamesSubstituted forHarewoodat 88'minutes
  • 12BarmbyBooked at 19minsSubstituted forSweeneyat 86'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 9Harewood
  • 10Poole
  • 13Rafferty
  • 14Compton
  • 15Sweeney
  • 23Rodney
  • 28Hawkins
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
1,196

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Hartlepool United 0.

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Robert Atkinson replaces Dean Winnard because of an injury.

Booking

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marlon Harewood replaces Luke James.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces Jack Barmby.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Kayode Odejayi replaces James Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. James Poole replaces Jonathan Franks.

Attempt saved. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Kal Naismith replaces Danny Webber.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley).

Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Sam Collins.

Attempt blocked. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley).

Second Half

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 0, Hartlepool United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Hartlepool United 0.

Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield36171272363
2Scunthorpe36151741962
3Rochdale35187101661
4Burton3616128560
5Fleetwood36177121058
6Oxford Utd36141481456
7Southend36131211851
8Plymouth3514912251
9York36121311449
10Hartlepool36121014046
11Morecambe35121013-746
12Dag & Red35111212-145
13Newport34111112-344
14Cheltenham35101411-644
15Wimbledon36111015-643
16Bristol Rovers35101213-242
17Portsmouth3691512-1142
18Mansfield36101214-1342
19Bury3491411041
20Wycombe35101114-441
21Accrington35101114-641
22Exeter36101016-740
23Northampton3591016-1537
24Torquay358918-2033
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