Brentford 2 Hartlepool Utd 2: Freak show as own goal double saves Pools

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A pair of own goals rescued a first point in four matches for managerless Hartlepool United at Griffin Park, writes Craig Hope.

Pools – under the care of Micky Barron following Neale Cooper’s midweek resignation - were headed a fourth straight defeat until Brentford centre-back Tony Craig put through his own net in the last minute.

That was after a Harlee Dean own goal had cancelled out Paul Hayes’ early opener only for the Bees striker to restore the lead after half-time.

* Full report in tonight’s Football Echo