Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Hartlepool United 1.
Hartlepool missed the chance to close the gap on National League leaders Torquay after they were held to a draw at Halifax.
The visitors opened the scoring after 12 minutes when Mark Shelton fired in from the edge of the area after a smartly-worked short corner.
United came within inches of levelling the match, but Jack Earing's strike hit a post.
Hartlepool thought they had doubled the lead five minutes after the break, only for Luke Armstrong to be denied from close range by goalkeeper Sam Johnson's superb save.
And that proved to be a pivotal save as Halifax levelled with 13 minutes left, Kieran Green rising highest to head in from Jeff King's free-kick.
The hosts were reduced to 10 men after 84 minutes when Danny Williams was sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity, but they held on to secure the points.
Match report supplied by PA Media
- 3SeniorSubstituted forWoodsat 77'minutes
- 5ByrneBooked at 42mins
- 33CampbellSubstituted forWilliamsat 69'minutesBooked at 85mins
- 9HydeSubstituted forTearat 90+4'minutes
- 23SterryBooked at 62minsSubstituted forEnigbokan-Bloomfieldat 69'minutes
- 14HolohanSubstituted forCrawfordat 81'minutes
- 10MolyneuxSubstituted forOatesat 56'minutes
- Gareth Rhodes
Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Hartlepool United 1.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Dom Tear replaces Jake Hyde.
Danny Williams (FC Halifax Town) is shown the red card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Tom Crawford replaces Gavan Holohan.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Martin Woods replaces Jack Senior.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Hartlepool United 1. Kieran Green (FC Halifax Town).
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Mason Bloomfield replaces Jamie Sterry.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Williams replaces Tahvon Campbell.
Jamie Sterry (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Luke Molyneux.
Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Hartlepool United 1.
First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Hartlepool United 1.
Neill Byrne (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Hartlepool United 1. Mark Shelton (Hartlepool United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.