HARTLEPOOL United have sealed their safety in League Two in their first season back in the Football League after a 1-1 draw away to league leaders Forest Green Rovers.

Following promotion from the National League last summer, Pools have reached mathematical safety on 53 points with five games to go in the campaign. They are supplanted in 13th place in the table as things stand.

After falling behind in the game through Regan Hendry’s second half goal, Omar Bogle latched onto Tom Crawford’s through ball and finished the chance to score for the first time in nine games.

“I’m pleased with our performance,” manager Graeme Lee said.

“Forest Green are top of the league and are the best team in the league so to get a point at a place like this is a decent result.

“I thought we reacted well after their goal and had a great chance to win it in stoppage time, but overall a point is a fair result.”

They have fulfilled their objective from the start of the campaign which was to stay in the league while their has been success in the cups this season reaching the fourth round of the FA Cup and the semi finals of the Papa John’s Trophy.

Pools face promotion chasing Port Vale next on Good Friday at the Suit Direct Stadium before games against Rochdale, Swindon Town, Scunthorpe United and Colchester United to end the season.