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Hartlepool United 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

Hartlepool pressed the reset button and came away with a point from a 0-0 draw at home to AFC Wimbledon.

Thumped 4-0 at Walsall on the opening day, Pools were good value for a point against the visitors, who enjoyed a fine win over Gillingham last weekend.

The first half was a tame affair, more akin to a pre-season friendly, and the Dons had the only chances.

Ayoub Assal fired over from 25 yards after Pools lost possession in midfield and the visitors should have scored, a low shot by Lee Brown was pushed out by goalkeeper Ben Killip and Assal put it wide.

But Hartlepool, under new boss Paul Hartley, took control in the second period against the Dons, who were relegated from League One last season.

Pools' best moments came on the hour when Jake Hastie's cross caused chaos, was cleared and from the corner, goalkeeper Nik Tzanev made two agile saves from close range.

At the death, home centre-half Euan Murray almost won it when his 25-yard shot crashed against the crossbar.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Killip
  • 23Menayese
  • 24Lacey
  • 5Murray
  • 2Sterry
  • 8FeatherstoneBooked at 89mins
  • 4NiangSubstituted forCrawfordat 59'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Ferguson
  • 10CookeBooked at 78mins
  • 7HastieSubstituted forTaylorat 87'minutes
  • 9Umerah

Substitutes

  • 6Shelton
  • 14Paterson
  • 16Tumilty
  • 17Taylor
  • 19Hamilton
  • 21Letheren
  • 22Crawford

Wimbledon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Tzanev
  • 5Nightingale
  • 15Pearce
  • 3Brown
  • 2Gunter
  • 6Marsh
  • 19Maghoma
  • 11ChislettSubstituted forHudlinat 84'minutes
  • 26Currie
  • 9DavisonSubstituted forYoung-Coombesat 73'minutes
  • 10Assal

Substitutes

  • 7Young-Coombes
  • 13Broome
  • 18Hudlin
  • 24Bendle
  • 29Fisher
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 33Ogundere
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
4,543

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Crawford (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Callum Cooke.

  4. Post update

    Josh Umerah (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Paris Maghoma (AFC Wimbledon).

  6. Post update

    Rollin Menayese (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Hudlin (AFC Wimbledon).

  8. Booking

    Tom Crawford (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Crawford (Hartlepool United).

  10. Post update

    Ayoub Assal (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Booking

    Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

  13. Post update

    Ayoub Assal (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Euan Murray (Hartlepool United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from long range on the left. Assisted by Callum Cooke.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ellis Taylor (Hartlepool United).

  16. Post update

    Paris Maghoma (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Ellis Taylor replaces Jake Hastie.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Umerah (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Ferguson.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kyle Hudlin replaces Ethan Chislett.

  20. Post update

    Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Lee Brown tries a through ball, but Ethan Chislett is caught offside.

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