Neil Austin's penalty gave 10-man Hartlepool a point at Leyton Orient.
The O's took the lead when David Mooney delivered an inviting ball for Dean Cox to place his shot low into the corner of the net.
Austin equalised from the penalty spot after Terrell Forbes brought down Andy Monkhouse inside the area.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men when Paul Murray was dismissed for a second bookable offence, but they were able to hold on.
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Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:
"We prepared all week and we knew what to expect, a bit of a bombardment, and set plays were going to be a problem for us.
"We're not the biggest side in the world but we have defended well today.
"We lacked that little bit of quality at the right time."
Hartlepool head coach Mick Wadsworth speaks to BBC Tees about the red card for Paul Murray:
"I thought the second one shouldn't have been a yellow card.
"It was a genuine attempt to win the ball, it's not malicious, there's no intent or overdue force.
"It's a run-of-the-mill foul and how it's a yellow card I don't know? It was frustrating."