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Hartlepool United 0-0 Mansfield Town

Hartlepool's wait for a first home win of the season continues after their goalless draw with Mansfield.

Pools have yet to win in four games on home turf and rarely looked like winning this one either.

Lewis Alessandra, who had already had a shot deflected over, went close after 21 minutes. He tricked his way into the area but cut back onto his right foot and the shot was charged down.

Captain Billy Paynter then teed-up Josh Laurent for a volley but the midfielder could not keep it down.

The game lifted a gear in the second half and Pools thought they had scored when Nathan Thomas netted from a corner, but an offside flag ruled it out.

The Stags' first opening came on the hour mark as left-back Malvind Benning tricked his way forward and tried a low shot which curled wide.

Laurent was denied when his well-struck effort from 12 yards was tipped over the crossbar by Scott Shearer.

And Paynter should have put Pools ahead when he was played in by Thomas, only for the captain to lift his chipped finish over the bar.

At the other end, the dangerous Matt Green bounded in on goal but, as he picked his spot, Pools goalkeeper Trevor Carson stood tall to keep him out.

Report supplied by Press Association.

REACTION: Hartlepool boss Craig Hignett speaks to BBC Tees.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Carson
  • 2MagnaySubstituted forCarrollat 45+3'minutes
  • 22Nsiala
  • 26Harrison
  • 33Donnelly
  • 28Laurent
  • 4Featherstone
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forDeverdicsat 80'minutes
  • 7Thomas
  • 10PaynterSubstituted forAmondat 74'minutes
  • 15Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 3Carroll
  • 9Amond
  • 13Bartlett
  • 17Deverdics
  • 19Richards
  • 32Fewster
  • 34Heardman

Mansfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Shearer
  • 25Iacovitti
  • 4Collins
  • 5Pearce
  • 2Bennett
  • 19Rose
  • 22HamiltonSubstituted forGobernat 49'minutes
  • 24McGuireBooked at 69mins
  • 3Benning
  • 10Green
  • 32RoseSubstituted forHemmingsat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hoban
  • 11Baxendale
  • 12Jensen
  • 14Hurst
  • 23Hemmings
  • 27Gobern
  • 34Henderson
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
3,775

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home7
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Mansfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Mansfield Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Liam Donnelly.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United).

  5. Post update

    Oscar Gobern (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Hemmings (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Liam Donnelly.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United).

  9. Post update

    Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

  12. Post update

    Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nicky Deverdics replaces Lewis Hawkins because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Aristote Nsiala (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Liam Donnelly.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Padraig Amond replaces Billy Paynter.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ashley Hemmings replaces Danny Rose.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth8602106418
2Doncaster8512178916
3Crewe8431128415
4Morecambe85031213-115
5Portsmouth8422116514
6Colchester84221411314
7Luton8413159613
8Carlisle8260119212
9Mansfield833277012
10Leyton Orient8323119211
11Accrington83231111011
12Notts County83231213-111
13Crawley8323810-211
14Barnet724175210
15Grimsby83141514110
16Stevenage83141415-110
17Hartlepool82421216-410
18Blackpool823311929
19Wycombe8224713-68
20Cheltenham8143910-17
21Yeovil8215612-67
22Newport7133912-36
23Exeter8206613-76
24Cambridge8035513-83
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