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Hartlepool United 0-0 Northampton Town

Billy Paynter
Hartlepool's top scorer Billy Paynter came closest to breaking the deadlock, but had his effort deflected wide

Northampton Town's run of 10 successive wins was brought to a halt by struggling Hartlepool United.

Hartlepool's Luke James fired the game's first chance wide, as they took the fight to the League Two leaders.

Northampton had to rely on committed defending to keep the hosts at bay, with James and Billy Paynter having efforts blocked.

Paynter went close to winning the game when his effort deflected wide but Northampton held on for a point.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

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Wilder on Hartlepool v Northampton

"You have to give Hartlepool a load of credit because we are there to be shot at.

"To win 10 games of football at any level is an unbelievable achievement.

"It was a tough afternoon and I thought a draw was a fair result and we move on to the next game.

"We've picked up four points from our last two games and everyone knows if you keep doing that you will go up and probably win the league."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 2MagnayBooked at 67mins
  • 6Bates
  • 26Jackson
  • 3Carroll
  • 16Featherstone
  • 8WalkerBooked at 86minsSubstituted forHawkinsat 89'minutes
  • 30Gray
  • 33James
  • 10Paynter
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forOatesat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Harrison
  • 13Bartlett
  • 15Oates
  • 17Fenwick
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 28Laurent

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2MoloneyBooked at 60mins
  • 5DiamondBooked at 85mins
  • 18McDonaldSubstituted forProsserat 28'minutes
  • 16Buchanan
  • 11Holmes
  • 23Rose
  • 4Taylor
  • 20MartinSubstituted forD'Athat 67'minutes
  • 19Collins
  • 27MarquisSubstituted forByromat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Cresswell
  • 7D'Ath
  • 8Byrom
  • 10Adams
  • 14Hoskins
  • 22Prosser
  • 26Clarke
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
4,012

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Joel Byrom replaces John Marquis.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Lewis Hawkins.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Nathan Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Hawkins replaces Brad Walker.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Carl Magnay.

Booking

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

Hand ball by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town).

Foul by Luke James (Hartlepool United).

(Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jason Taylor.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United).

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Lee Martin.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Zander Diamond.

Foul by Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United).

Jason Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

Danny Rose (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Gray (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Attempt missed. Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton33235559322774
2Plymouth33197748272164
3Oxford Utd331710655322361
4Accrington31168755381756
5Portsmouth321313651292252
6Wycombe32157103730752
7Leyton Orient33141094945452
8Wimbledon32149950391151
9Mansfield34149114640651
10Bristol Rovers32155124234850
11Carlisle31131084944549
12Cambridge33138124846247
13Luton33128134848044
14Exeter33128134348-544
15Barnet32117144248-640
16Notts County32116154655-939
17Crawley33115173755-1838
18Morecambe33106175461-736
19Newport31810133544-934
20Stevenage34810164257-1534
21Yeovil33611163347-1429
22Hartlepool3084182949-2028
23York3368193761-2426
24Dag & Red3248203258-2620
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