Hartley Wintney continued to pick up points in the league as they held Poole Town for a draw in an important match for both clubs.

Poole could have gone ahead with their first attack on three minutes when Toby Holmes managed to get through the Row defence. However Marcin Brozozowski was quick off his line and partially stopped the initial shot from Holmes before the covering defenders cleared.

A minute later and a contentious decision for referee Jonathan Bolland arrived. Afo Soyemi got behind the Dolphins defence on the right with a clear run in on goal. Out came Poole keeper Luke Cairney some 25 yards from goal and hauled Soyemi to the ground.

It could have been a red card or it could have been a yellow. Cairney was fortunate it was the latter. On seven minutes Maxwell Mullins showed good pace and skill down the right and was unlucky to see his parting shot blocked.

The second half was just five minutes old when a second debatable decision arrived. Joe Morrison attempted to clear when Toby Holmes challenged. Holmes went down and an extremely harsh looking penalty kick was awarded.  Tony Lee stepped up and converted the spot kick.(0-1)

Poole took a firm grip on proceedings and most of the play was in the Hartley half. However the Row had odd spells which showed promise.

The Dolphins were unlucky not to increase the lead on 79 minutes. Fogden did well to get in behind the Hartley defence and his shot from a tight angle was saved by a combination of Brzozowski and the post.

Poole switched over to game management mode content to see out the remaining period of play. However the best move of the match brought an equaliser for Hartley two minutes from the end of normal time. Good midfield play saw Adam Laaref make an incisive run through the middle of the Dolphins defence. At the correct moment he laid off to Maxwell Mullins who shot past the outrushing Cairney. (1-1)