Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Hartlepool United 2.
Jonathan Franks' double helped Hartlepool come from two goals down to earn a point at Cheltenham.
Jermaine McGlashan got the Robins started from an acute angle when he capitalised on some hesitation in the Pools defence.
West Brom loanee Kemar Roofe looped in a header to double the lead on his full home debut.
Franks pulled one back when he latched on to Scott Flinders' long ball, and then levelled with an 18-yard strike.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"I thought we were great first half and thoroughly deserved a two-goal lead, the conditions were tricky, it was windy, bouncy and a gale was blowing straight down the middle of the pitch.
"We nearly got a decent performance, but second half, we didn't play the conditions as well as we would have wanted, it was difficult to play out there, but they were at their most dangerous when they had a goal-kick.
"Unfortunately, we got caught by two bad goals and it's cost us a couple of points."
- 14RichardsSubstituted forCuretonat 83'minutes
- 23RoofeSubstituted forPennat 45'minutes
- 15SweeneySubstituted forPooleat 65'minutes
- 22HoldenSubstituted forComptonat 45'minutes
- 11MonkhouseBooked at 65mins
- Steven Rushton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Hartlepool United 2.
Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).
Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Christian Burgess.
Hand ball by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jamie Cureton replaces Matthew Richards.
Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jack Compton.
Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jason Taylor.
Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Hartlepool United 2. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
David Noble (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jack Compton (Hartlepool United).