Hartlepool Utd 1 MK Dons 1: Poole back with a bang for Pools

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James Poole scored on his return from injury as Hartlepool United extended their unbeaten home run to five matches with a 1-1 League One draw against MK Dons today, writes Craig Hope.

Pools withstood early pressure to take the lead on 40 minutes, Andy Monkhouse heading Paul Murray’s centre back across goal and there was Poole to nod home from six yards.

But Dons levelled when Shaun Williams slung a deep cross to the far post and James O’Shea was allowed to waltz in completely unmarked to head beyond an exposed Scott Flinders.

* Full report in tonight’s Football Echo