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Steven Gregory gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Antony Sweeney. Evan Horwood delivers the ball, Peter Hartley takes a shot. Save by Darryl Flahavan.
Sam Collins fouled by Matthew Tubbs, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Foul by Gary Liddle on Harry Arter, free kick awarded. Gary Liddle booked. Free kick taken by Steve Cook.
Shot from just outside the area by Colin Nish goes over the bar.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Steve Cook. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
(Bournemouth) makes a substitution, with Steve Fletcher coming on for Wesley Thomas.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.
Wesley Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Hartley. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
Marc Pugh crosses the ball, save made by Scott Flinders.
Corner taken by Evan Horwood from the left by-line, Marc Pugh makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh, clearance made by Andy Monkhouse.
Foul by Neil Austin on Marc Pugh, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Marc Pugh from left wing, save by Scott Flinders.
Donal McDermott concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Austin. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Colin Nish. Simon Francis takes the free kick.
Colin Nish on for Luke James.
Corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh, Neil Austin makes a clearance.
Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Arter by Luke James. The referee cautions Luke James for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Steve Cook.
Donal McDermott is brought on as a substitute for Scott Malone. Harry Arter comes on in place of Shaun MacDonald.
Wesley Thomas has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
The offside flag is raised against Luke James. Steve Cook takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is delivered by Simon Francis, clearance by Peter Hartley.
Luke James is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.
Marc Pugh fouled by Neil Austin, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Austin is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Steve Cook takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Luke James from the left by-line, Steve Cook manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.
Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line. Andy Monkhouse sends in a cross, Luke James produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
Scott Malone takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.
Unfair challenge on Luke James by Stephane Zubar results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.
Corner taken by Scott Malone from the right by-line, Steve Cook takes a shot. Blocked by Neil Austin.
The ball is swung over by Marc Pugh, Paul Murray manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Marc Pugh from the left by-line, save by Scott Flinders.
Wesley Thomas is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
A cross is delivered by Steven Gregory, Effort on goal by Wesley Thomas from just inside the area clears the bar.
Matthew Tubbs is caught offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Luke James is caught offside. Darryl Flahavan restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Gregory concedes a free kick for a foul on Antony Sweeney. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Evan Horwood by Scott Malone results in a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.
James Brown takes a shot. Save by Darryl Flahavan.
Gary Liddle crosses the ball, clearance by Simon Francis.
Unfair challenge on Neil Austin by Charlie Daniels results in a free kick. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Shaun MacDonald by Gary Liddle results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Gregory.
Handball decision goes against Marc Pugh. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
James Brown challenges Simon Francis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Charlie Daniels, Steve Cook produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar. James Brown is shown a yellow card.
Andy Monkhouse takes a shot. James Brown gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Gary Liddle, Luke James takes a shot. Save made by Darryl Flahavan.
Corner taken by Charlie Daniels, Scott Flinders makes a save.
Andy Monkhouse takes a shot. Darryl Flahavan makes a save.
Neil Austin produces a cross, clearance by Scott Malone.
Steve Cook challenges Luke James unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.
Matthew Tubbs produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
Paul Murray sends in a cross, save by Darryl Flahavan.
Corner taken by Luke James, clearance by Shaun MacDonald.
Cooper set to keep the faith
Hartlepool manager Neale Cooper is expected to name an unchanged side for the home clash with Bournemouth.
Cooper has no new injury or suspension problems as his side look to build on last week's 4-0 home win over Carlisle and stretch their unbeaten league run to five matches.
But striker James Poole, sidelined since Boxing Day due to a hamstring injury, must wait a while longer for his comeback.
The summer signing from Manchester City had an epidural injection after consulting a specialist on Wednesday and is hoping to return to training next week.
Another striker, Colin Larkin (knee), remains a long-term absentee and although Colin Nish is pushing for a return to the starting line-up, Cooper is expected to stick with James Brown and teenager Luke James - three goals in his last four appearances - up front.
Bournemouth will be without midfielder Wes Fogden.
Fogden suffered an ankle injury during the 1-0 defeat at Chesterfield on January 27 and will not be fit enough to line up against Pools.
Matt Tubbs will keep his place up front after netting on his debut against Exeter in midweek, while Scott Malone will be pushing for a start after coming off the bench to score the second goal in the 2-0 victory over the Grecians following his return from injury.
Manager Lee Bradbury will be missing captain Adam Barrett, however, who has been ruled out with a hamstring problem, while Mathieu Baudry (hamstring), Joe Partington, Shaun Cooper, Mark Molesley and Nathan Byrne (ankle) are still short of match fitness.
Striker Charlie Sheringham will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury, while goalkeeper Shwan Jalal has been sidelined for six weeks after undergoing a routine back operation.
Pools settle for hard-earned point
Hartlepool and Bournemouth played out an attritional goalless draw in freezing conditions at Victoria Park.
In one of only three League One games to go ahead, neither side looked like breaking the deadlock.
Pools, now five games unbeaten under new boss Neale Cooper, had two early openings. First in a frantic goalmouth scramble, the ball would not fall for either Sam Collins or Andy Monkhouse to nail a clear strike on goal.
Then Gary Liddle swept over an early cross from the right and teenager Luke James, watched by a number of scouts from higher division clubs, flicked a header at goal that was plucked out of the air by Bournemouth goalkeeper Darryl Flahaven.
But as the half went on, the Cherries started to get on top. Wesley Thomas should have scored in the 38th minute, but he blazed high over from 10 yards after a clever cut back from Marc Pugh.
Then Pools had Evan Horwood to thank for a stretched goalline clearance in the 44th minute after a header from Steve Cook looked like creeping in. Antony Sweeney prodded over from 10 yards in the second half, but further chances were scarce.
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