Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Northampton Town 0.
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:
"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."
- 2MagnayBooked at 67mins
- 8WalkerBooked at 86minsSubstituted forHawkinsat 89'minutes
- 7ThomasSubstituted forOatesat 90'minutes
- 2MoloneyBooked at 60mins
- 5DiamondBooked at 85mins
- 18McDonaldSubstituted forProsserat 28'minutes
- 20MartinSubstituted forD'Athat 67'minutes
- 27MarquisSubstituted forByromat 90+3'minutes
- Mark Haywood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Northampton Town 0.
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, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Nathan Thomas.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Hawkins replaces Brad Walker.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Carl Magnay.
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.
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.