HARTLEPOOL United overcame their injury crisis and battled to a valiant point against promotion-fancied Huddersfield Town.
Mick Wadsworth was without four midfield players – Antony Sweeney, Gary Liddle, Nobby Solano and Nathan Luscombe – for the visit of the Terriers.
But a patched-up team were more than a match for Lee Clark’s side and could have taken maximum points.
Colin Nish spurned the best opportunity of a game in which chances were at a premium, the big Scot scuffing wide from six yards on 69 minutes.
Former Pools midfielder Tommy Miller came closest for Town when his low drive shaved the base of the post 10 minutes from time.
The draw means the hosts have now taken three points from the opening three league games and travel to Stevenage on Saturday.
Pools: Flinders, Austin, Collins, Hartley, Horwood, Poole (Brown 71), Murray (Haslam 81), Humphreys, Monkhouse, Larkin, Nish (Boyd 79)
Subs Not Used: Rafferty, Holden
Huddersfield Town: Bennett, Hunt, McCombe, Clarke, Naysmith, Miller, Gobern, Arfield, Ward (Rhodes 54), Roberts, Novak (McDermott 71)
Subs Not Used: Colgan, Kay, Lee
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