Hartlepool and Gillingham showed why they are both struggling at the foot of League One as they played out an uninspiring 1-1 draw.
The visitors remain without an away win this season while the home side have chalked up just two wins from their last 12 outings.
Simeon Jackson almost gave the Gills a 40th-minute lead, pushing the ball wide of goal in a one-on-one with keeper Scott Flinders.
Joe Gamble went close to putting Pool ahead with a low drive which scraped the post, before Antony Sweeney's close-range header was knocked off the line by Kevin Maher.
But Mark Stimson's men, on a rare attack, took the lead after 70 minutes when Rene Howe's cross was headed in by Jackson.
Nine minutes later, however, Pools levelled. Right-back Neil Austin was allowed to charge ahead unchallenged and he bounced a low shot past goalkeeper Alan Julian for his first of the season.
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