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Hartlepool United 0-0 Portsmouth

Both sides missed chances as Hartlepool and Portsmouth drew 0-0 at Victoria Park for the third consecutive season.

Forwards Patrick Agyemang and Craig Westcarr both fired over glorious opportunities for the visitors.

The hosts improved as the game wore on and it took an excellent sliding block by defender Paul Robinson to prevent Brad Walker's goal-bound effort.

Ryan Brobbel hit a half-volley wide for Hartlepool and goalkeeper Scott Finders saved from Westcarr to ensure a draw.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

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Awford on Hartlepool v Portsmouth

"Obviously you want to take three but every point is a good point especially away from home and off the back of two defeats away from home.

"It was important that we stopped that rot, which we have done, and I'm delighted with the clean sheet, but we have had enough clear cut chances today.

"We have to keep believing, that's what I have just said to the players, that the goals will come and they will.

"We can't keep dominating games like the first half and not score, that tide has to turn and we will keep working at it."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 26Harrison
  • 4Bates
  • 2Austin
  • 11ComptonSubstituted forHoldenat 45'minutes
  • 8Walker
  • 17Brobbel
  • 10Miller
  • 24Wyke
  • 7FranksSubstituted forHarewoodat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 9Harewood
  • 14Woods
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 27Atkinson
  • 31Woodman

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 5Devera
  • 16Robinson
  • 3Whatmough
  • 34Butler
  • 29Hollands
  • 8Wallace
  • 21DunneSubstituted forAtanganaat 14'minutes
  • 15WynterBooked at 18mins
  • 20WestcarrSubstituted forDrennanat 62'minutes
  • 23AgyemangSubstituted forBarchamat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Webster
  • 7Barcham
  • 13Ertl
  • 17Shorey
  • 18Drennan
  • 22Poke
  • 25Atangana
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,439

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Portsmouth 0.

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Joe Devera.

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United).

Dan Butler (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Patrick Agyemang.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marlon Harewood replaces Jonathan Franks.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Alex Wynter.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Joe Devera.

Hand ball by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Michael Drennan replaces Craig Westcarr.

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

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Brad Walker.

Attempt missed. Alex Wynter (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United).

Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Portsmouth 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Portsmouth 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton10712139422
2Wycombe10631136721
3Bury10622168820
4Southend10622127520
5Northampton105231813517
6Morecambe10514129316
7Shrewsbury10433128415
8Portsmouth10433108215
9Cheltenham1043387115
10Luton1043387115
11Mansfield105051114-315
12Wimbledon104241616014
13Stevenage104241313014
14Plymouth10415118313
15Newport103431211113
16Accrington104151520-513
17Exeter103341013-312
18Cambridge103251513211
19Dag & Red103251317-411
20Tranmere102351113-29
21York101631014-49
22Hartlepool10226514-98
23Oxford Utd10145913-47
24Carlisle10136921-126
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