Story of the day: Oldham Athletic 0-0 Hartlepool United – lack of goals a growing concern for Pools

Hartlepool United picked up their first away point of the new season after playing out a goalless draw against crisis club Oldham Athletic on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 18th September 2021, 4:59 pm

Zaine Francis-Angol cleared the ball off the line early on at Boundary Park and Mark Shelton hit the post for Pools but that was as close of both sides came during a match of low quality in Greater Manchester.

The result sees Pools drop to sixth.

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Protests against Oldham owners during the Sky Bet League 2 match between Oldham Athletic and Hartlepool United at Boundary Park, Oldham on Saturday 18th September 2021. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

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FULL-TIME: Oldham Athletic 0 Hartlepool United 0

Last updated: Saturday, 18 September, 2021, 17:29

  • Pools XI: Killip; Ferguson (Ogle 73), Francis-Angol, Liddle, Byrne, Sterry; Featherstone, Shelton, Molyneux; Olomola (Cook 57), Fondop
  • Pools subs: Mitchell, Odusina, Smith, Daly, Goodwin
  • Pools bookings: Ferguson (42), Liddle (73)
  • Oldham XI: Leutwiler; Clarke, Piergianni, Whelan (Bowden 71), Hope, Keillor-Dunn (Vaughan 71), Jameson, Diarra, Bahamboula, Bettache (Dearnley 84), Sheehan
  • Oldham subs: Danielewicz, Fage, Da Silva, Couto
  • Oldham bookings: Jameson (80), Piergianni (87)
  • Referee: Charles Breakspear
  • Attendance: 3,934 (946 Pools)

Dave Challinor on today’s draw

Full-time verdict from Dominic Scurr

Full-time: Oldham 0-0 Pools

86: Bowden shoots just wide of the right post from 20-yards

84: Final change for Oldham - Faysal Bettache comes off for Zak Dearnley

84: Final change for Oldham - Faysal Bettache comes off for Zak Dearnley

81: Luke Molyneux breaks away and shoots straight at Leutwiler from 25-yards

74: Regan Ogle comes on for David Ferguson

71: Double change for Pools - Davis Keillor-Dunn and Callum Whelan are replaced by Harry Vaughan and Jamie Bowden

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