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The Victoria Ground (ATT 3,727) 1st February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Hartlepool Hartlepool United vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

All square at Victoria Park

Last Updated: 01/02/14 6:13pm

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Sam Slocombe: Kept his side in the game

Sam Slocombe: Kept his side in the game

Scunthorpe drew for their fourth successive match in a goalless stalemate at Hartlepool.

The Iron remain second in the League Two table, but now trail leaders Chesterfield by three points.

Visiting goalkeeper Sam Slocombe kept his side in the game early on, making a save from Jack Barmby's dangerous curling shot.

There were chances at the other end too, though, as Gary McSheffrey clipped the crossbar with an angled shot.

Andy Monkhouse was next to be denied by Slocombe when the Pools winger's volley was steered straight at the keeper before the same player had a volley cleared off the line by David Syers.

In the second period, Sam Winnall broke away on the counter attack for the visitors only to fire wide of the mark from inside the penalty area.

Scunthorpe continued to turn the screw as Pools centre-back Sam Collins had to dive in the way of Paul Hayes' strike.

The hosts turned to Marlon Harewood off the bench and he went close in the closing minutes, yet his rasping drive from 25 yards flew wide of the post.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39