The FA Cup - First Round
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Gillingham 0-0 Hartlepool United

National League side Hartlepool deservedly earned a replay against League One Gillingham after playing out a goalless draw in Kent.

Pools captain Liam Noble wasted the best chance to put his side into the second round for the fourth time in six years, shooting straight at Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy from 12 yards when unmarked in the box.

Holy produced an excellent reaction save to keep out Ryan Donaldson's volley after 53 minutes and was equal to Nicky Featherstone's speculative attempt from 25 yards.

Defender Carl Magnay dragged a low shot off-target late on after patient build-up play from the visitors.

Steve Lovell's side, who sit 40 places about their opponents, struggled to break down a dogged Hartlepool defence throughout.

Their best chance came 15 seconds after the break but Brandon Hanlan's low attempt flew inches past the post.

Leading scorer Tom Eaves headed wide from Luke O'Neill's cross after 13 minutes and Hanlan's darting run into the box ended before he could get his shot away.

Max Ehmer gave Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Loach an easy save with a header on the hour before Myles Anderson bravely blocked Mark Byrne's powerful drive from close range.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 12Fuller
  • 2O'Neill
  • 20Oldaker
  • 33Byrne
  • 34OgilvieSubstituted forBinghamat 45'minutes
  • 11Charles-CookBooked at 88mins
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forListat 74'minutes
  • 9Eaves

Substitutes

  • 8Parrett
  • 14Parker
  • 15List
  • 16Bingham
  • 17Nasseri
  • 19Simpson
  • 30Hadler

Hartlepool

  • 1Loach
  • 19Richardson
  • 17Anderson
  • 5Magnay
  • 3Kitching
  • 7DonaldsonSubstituted forNewtonat 90+2'minutes
  • 6NobleBooked at 54mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 31DinangaSubstituted forMuirat 77'minutes
  • 33JamesSubstituted forO'Neillat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Muir
  • 11Hawkes
  • 13Catterick
  • 14Woods
  • 21O'Neill
  • 24Newton
  • 30Murphy
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
2,224

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 0, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Hartlepool United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Elliott List (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Myles Anderson (Hartlepool United).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Conor Newton replaces Ryan Donaldson.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyrone O'Neill (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Booking

    Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham).

  10. Post update

    Liam Noble (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Elliott List (Gillingham).

  15. Post update

    Myles Anderson (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Liam Noble.

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Post update

    Delay in match Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Elliott List (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.