• FT

    Crawley Town

    1

    Carlisle

    1

  • FT

    Hartlepool

    0

    Colchester

    0

  • FT

    MK Dons

    3

    Doncaster

    0

  • FT

    Stevenage

    1

    Brentford

    0

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE

Victoria Park

Referee: Geoff Eltrigham | Attendance: 3148

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FT

Ten-man U's hold on

Colchester's 10 men held on for a 0-0 draw at Hartlepool to dent the home side's hopes of staving off relegation.

Pools needed to win to close the eight-point gap between the sides at the foot of the table.

But they were unable to find a breakthrough, despite the Us being reduced to ten men after 43 minutes when Jabo Ibehre was red-carded for a lunge on defender Neil Austin.

After James Poole hooked a sixth-minute volley wide, Pools had all the possession without forcing a goal.

They spent the second period camped in the visitors' half, but a massed and organised defensive unit proved impregnable.

The closest John Hughes' side came was after 70 minutes when Poole's dipping 20-yard volley hit the crossbar and, when the ball rebounded substitute Nathan Luscombe sent a diving header wide.

Charlie Wyke latched on to a teasing Evan Horwood cross, but U's keeper Sam Walker saved with his legs and, amid a frantic scramble, defender Bradley Garmston seemed to clear with his hand, but referee Geoff Eltringham waved play on.

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Scoring Summary

  • Hartlepool United
  • Colchester United
 
 

Match Stats

  • Hartlepool United
  • Colchester United
12(7) Shots (on goal) 4(2)
12 Fouls 14
11 Corner kicks 2
3 Offsides 4
63% Time of Possession 37%
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
1 Saves 7

Teams

  • Hartlepool United
  • Colchester United
Substitutes
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Jabo Ibehre (44')