League Two
CrawleyCrawley Town0HartlepoolHartlepool United0

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.

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Carl Magnay.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Simon Walton (Crawley Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Lewis Hawkins.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Simon Walton (Crawley Town).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

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

  20. Post update

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

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