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Victoria Park, Hartlepool United (ATT 3,496) 18th November 2007 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: N Swarbrick

Hartlepool Hartlepool United vs Bournemouth B'mouth

Draw at Victoria Park

Veteran Ian Moore equalises a James Henry opening strike

By Steve Pass.   Last Updated: 18/11/07 6:07pm

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Moore: Scored equaliser

Moore: Scored equaliser

Hartlepool and Bournemouth shared the spoils in an entertaining League One clash at Victoria Park on Sunday.

Bournemouth took the lead in the 16th minute through a fantastic individual goal by James Henry.

He picked up the ball on the edge of the penalty box and side-stepped a defender before hitting a beautiful left-foot shot into the top right-hand corner, giving keeper Jan Budtz no chance.

Four minutes earlier Hartlepool striker Richie Barker should have put the home team in front when he missed a gilt-edged chance, failing to head home a looping cross from just three yards out.

Equaliser

Hartlepool pressed and created chances and finally gained the equaliser their industry deserved when Ian Moore got his foot on a teasing, angled Joel Porter cross in the 40th minute.

Hartlepool's James Brown was a threat throughout the match but could not convert his chances.

He looked unlucky not to win a penalty when his shot appeared to be blocked on the line by Josh Gowling's arm in the 57th minute.

Hartlepool substitute David Foley had a chance to win the game in the 87th minute put his shot wide under pressure from defender Scott Golbourne.

The point from this game lifted Hartlepool two places to 13th in the table, while Bournemouth, who started the day second from bottom, also moved up two places to 21st, three points from safety.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25

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