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Crawley Town 0-0 Hartlepool United

Hartlepool moved nine points clear of the bottom two with a battling goalless draw away at mid-table Crawley.

In a poor first half, Nathan Thomas nearly opened the scoring for Pools but his fierce drive went just wide.

Thomas continued to impress after the break and was unlucky to see his effort powerfully strike the crossbar.

With time running out, Crawley nearly stole the victory against the run of play but Sonny Bradley headed agonisingly wide from three yards out.

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Yates on Crawley v Hartlepool

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey: "Literally the last kick touch of the ball, you're expecting it from five yards out for the net to bulge and it could have been a bit fortunate to grab the three points.

"But it wasn't to be and probably a draw was a fair result in the end.

"We had to dig in and I wanted to see more in the second half and I thought there was more in the tank."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 6Bradley
  • 16AshtonBooked at 53mins
  • 31Dunne
  • 7Edwards
  • 24Sutherland
  • 22BondSubstituted forWaltonat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 30Della VerdeSubstituted forTomlinat 81'minutes
  • 18Harrold
  • 11McAlindenSubstituted forFenelonat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walton
  • 9Barnard
  • 12Preston
  • 14Young
  • 15Fenelon
  • 21Tomlin
  • 25Yorwerth

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 2Magnay
  • 6Bates
  • 26Jackson
  • 3CarrollBooked at 31mins
  • 30Gray
  • 16Featherstone
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forWalkerat 84'minutes
  • 33James
  • 10Paynter
  • 7Thomas

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 9Bingham
  • 13Bartlett
  • 14Woods
  • 15Oates
  • 19Richards
  • 28Laurent
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
1,883

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Carl Magnay.

Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Simon Walton (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Simon Walton (Crawley Town).

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

Frankie Sutherland (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Attempt saved. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jon Ashton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Lewis Hawkins.

Foul by Simon Walton (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gavin Tomlin replaces Lyle Della Verde.

Attempt missed. Lyle Della Verde (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town).

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

Lyle Della Verde (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Lewis Hawkins.

Foul by Frankie Sutherland (Crawley Town).

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Liam McAlinden.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Simon Walton replaces Andy Bond.

Attempt missed. Jake Gray (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Matt Harrold.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

Attempt saved. Liam McAlinden (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Frankie Sutherland (Crawley Town).

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Lyle Della Verde (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United).

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton37257568373182
2Oxford Utd382011768353371
3Bristol Rovers372051256371965
4Plymouth371981051331865
5Accrington371810960441664
6Portsmouth371515758352360
7Leyton Orient371611105348559
8Wycombe37169124034657
9Wimbledon371511115546956
10Cambridge37159135348554
11Carlisle36131495553253
12Luton37158145149253
13Mansfield371410134743452
14Exeter371410135152-152
15Barnet37138164855-747
16Crawley37137174156-1546
17Newport371011164053-1341
18Morecambe37117195765-840
19Notts County36117184762-1540
20Yeovil37911173650-1438
21Hartlepool35106193655-1936
22Stevenage37810194463-1934
23York3769223969-3027
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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