Yeovil boss Gary Johnson was left to rue a lack of quality as his promotion-chasers failed to see off Hartlepool in a goalless draw.

Both sides gave their all in poor conditions at Victoria Park without finding a route to goal.

The point sees the Glovers drop to fifth in npower League One, while Pools are now six short of safety in the relegation zone.

After his side's first goalless draw since March last year, Johnson said: "It's a rare 0-0 draw for us. Both teams have a lot to play for and maybe this point will look ok later in the season.

"Let's not hope we look back at is as two dropped. Hartlepool are in decent form and they were trying to win the game as well, I was just disappointed we didn't find that killer ball.

"It's a long way for a 0-0 draw. It's a better result for us with the way other results went and we are still very much in the mix."

Pools have now lost only once in nine, but have suffered two frustrating 0-0 draws at home in the last week.

"There's frustration from the outcome," said boss John Hughes. "But we were up against a good side, at this stage of the season we need three points.

"What they have achieved since Christmas has been commendable.

"Anyone watching can see there is a fight to it, if we are going down, go down having a fight."