Hartlepool manager Colin Cooper was pleased with his side's performance as they earned their first point of the season following a 0-0 draw away at York.
The visitors had the better of the chances and nearly won the game late on with both Steve Howard and Andy Monkhouse seeing headers cleared off the line with the clock ticking down.
Cooper was pleased with the effort shown by his players and he is now hoping his side can build on their first point.
"We spoke before the game about when you're away from home in any league you have a little checklist of things to do and having watched York previously I have to say they've ticked everything," he explained.
"I was pleased with that aspect and I also had a checklist for when we were in possession and I think there are things we can improve on. I've said to the lads as long as you give me that I can't ask for anymore.
"Was there only one team who looked threatening to winning the game? I think so, but credit to York as they've defended their box very well. We've created one or two chances and I've said to the young forwards they've got to learn to gamble more in the area.
"On the whole, to get our first point of the season I'm very pleased."
York manager Nigel Worthington believes his team need to be more ruthless in the final third.
The Minstermen had few chances throughout the game with Tom Allan going closest after seeing his header cleared off the line in the first half.
Worthington was pleased with his team's commitment and also hailed a first clean sheet in three games.
"The game was a real battle and neither team wanted to give much away," he said.
"It was a competitive game and I can't fault the team for their work rate and commitment. It was scrappy but you're not always going to get silky football in League Two.
"We were resilient when we had to be and I'm pleased with the player's commitment.
"We do need to be a bit more composed in the final third and we could do with playing an extra pass to open things up. Out of the three league games we've had so far that was the lowest amount of chances we've created.
"After conceding six goals in our past two games we had a look at our defence because if you're conceding goals then you've a chance of losing games. I brought Daniel Parslow into the team and it tightened things up and I'm pleased we got the clean sheet."