Andy Monkhouse's seventh goal of the season rescued a point for Hartlepool as Yeovil drew their third game in a row - 1-1 at Victoria Park.

In a terrible spectacle of a first half, neither side got to grips with the icy conditions. But the visitors took the lead in the 33rd minute with the game's first attack.

Right-back Craig Alcock's cross was chested down by Dean Bowditch into the path of strike partner Sam Williams and he sent a low volley across Scott Flinders into the far side of the net.

Shaun Macdonald forced a smart save from Flinders in the 46th minute, before visiting goalkeeper Alex McCarthy came into his own.

Twice in the space of five minutes he denied Adam Boyd after the striker tried his luck with on-target lobbed attempts from distance.

But McCarthy was beaten after 67 minutes. Antony Sweeney found Boyd and his low cross from the right picked out Monkhouse at the far post who squirmed the ball in from a tight angle.

Monkhouse should have won it for Pools in the 87th minute. Armann Bjornsson headed into his path, but the winger blazed his volley wayward.

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