Accrington Stanley 0-0 Hartlepool United

Accrington and Hartlepool shared the points in a dour goalless draw.

Play-off chasing Pools had the better chances early on but Simon Walton could not test keeper Marcus Bettinelli with two long-range shots.

Lee Molyneux fired a 20-yard free-kick over the crossbar and Josh Windass also had two fierce efforts fly narrowly over for the hosts.

Stanley substitute Kal Naismith had a chance from six yards but it rolled harmlessly into Scott Flinders' hands.

Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper told BBC Tees:

"There was a lack of quality in the final third from both sides.

"Neither goalkeeper had to make a save because the defenders did a good job.

"I asked our 'wrigglers' as I call them, and by that I mean the players who can get the ball out of their feet and sneak a shot away, to test their keeper.

"But we couldn't quite do it today unfortunately."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield361712757342363
2Scunthorpe361517456371962
3Rochdale351871054381661
4Burton36161284035560
5Fleetwood361771251411058
6Oxford Utd361414848341456
7Southend361312114436851
8Plymouth35149124038251
9York361213114238449
10Hartlepool361210144040046
11Morecambe351210134249-746
12Dag & Red351112124344-145
13Newport341111124346-344
14Cheltenham351014114046-644
15Wimbledon361110153541-643
16Bristol Rovers351012133436-242
17Portsmouth36915123748-1142
18Mansfield361012143649-1342
19Bury34914114040041
20Wycombe351011143842-441
21Accrington351011143945-641
22Exeter361010164148-740
23Northampton35910162944-1537
24Torquay3589183353-2033
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