Hartlepool Utd 0 Swindon Town 0: Miller woe allows Pools to grab point

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Former Hartlepool United favourite Tommy Miller missed a second-half penalty for Swindon Town as an entertaining League One opener ended goalless, writes Craig Hope.

The 33-year-old – making his league debut for The Robins – fired over the crossbar on 70 minutes after Peter Hartley had handled inside the area.

But defeat would have been on harsh on Pools as they produced a resolute showing in response to last weekend’s 5-0 League Cup defeat at Crewe Alexandra.

* Full report in tonight’s Football Echo