vs. Barrow
All matches in 1968/69

Match Details

Saturday, 11th January 1969
Holker Street, Barrow
1968/69 Football League Division Three
Match 25 of 46
BARROW(0)1
Mulvaney 82' 
HARTLEPOOL(0)2
Bircumshaw 46', Drysdale 72' 
Attendance: 4622
Ref: Not known
GOAL: Jimmy Mulvaney (1-2) GOAL: Brian Drysdale (0-2) GOAL: Tony Bircumshaw (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Jimmy Mulvaney (1-2) GOAL: Brian Drysdale (0-2) GOAL: Tony Bircumshaw (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools climbed out of the bottom four with a morale-boosting victory at promotion-chasing Barrow.

Both teams had gone close in an even first-half, with Cliff Wright coming the closest for Pools while Howard Riley and Roy McCarthy both missed good chances for the hosts. The opening goal came just 43 seconds after the restart when a cross-field ball from Brian Drysdale was smashed home by Tony BIRCUMSHAW from 25 yards. The goal gave the visitors some confidence, and Tony Parry came desperately close to doubling the lead when he beat Fred Else with a low shot that hit the post and then crashed the rebound against the bar. With 18 minutes remaining the lead was doubled when the unmarked DRYSDALE calmly finished off a good move. Pools then had to survive a late flurry of Barrow attacks. Former Pools striker Jimmy MULVANEY got one goal back when he raced on to a George McLean flick on, but Pools held on to grab the points.

Teams

BARROW
Manager: Not known
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Fred Else
9020000901-1 flag flag0052Terry McDonald
9030000901-1 flag flag0023Jim Mallon
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Eric Harrison
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Brian Arrowsmith
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Peter Bebbington
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Roy McCarthy
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Roy Ellison
9091000901-1 flag flag0019Jimmy Mulvaney
90100000901-1 flag flag00110David Storf
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Howard Riley
90120000901-1 flag flag00212George McLean
HARTLEPOOL
Manager: Gus McLean
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Joe Gill
9021000901-1 flag flag0012Tony Bircumshaw
9031000901-1 flag flag0013Brian Drysdale
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Tony Parry
9050000901-1 flag flag0015John Gill
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Alan Goad
9070000901-1 flag flag0017John Young
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Terry Bell
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Malcolm Thompson
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Cliff Wright
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Ron Young
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Wilson Hepplewhite
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
101010     1  flag flag0011Joe Gill23y 62d00
21890940     1  flag flag0012Tony Bircumshaw23y 338d
3114811601     1  flag flag0013Brian Drysdale25y 322d
40774834     1  flag flag0014Tony Parry23y 125d33
5011401230     1  flag flag0015John Gill27y 343d11
60260290     1  flag flag0016Alan Goad20y 156d00
701010     1  flag flag0017John Young17y 63d00
80654684     1  flag flag0018Terry Bell24y 163d1617
905050     1  flag flag0019Malcolm Thompson22y 84d11
10014931624     1  flag flag00110Cliff Wright24y 85d2932
110190210     1  flag flag00111Ron Young23y 133d56
120502553     1  flag flag00112Wilson Hepplewhite22y 214d22
Average age of starting eleven = 23y 104d

League Table

PPts
6Luton2327
7Barrow2327
8Torquay2425
20Orient2320
21HARTLEPOOL2420
22Gillingham2419
PPts
7Torquay2527
8Barrow2427
9Plymouth2627
18Crewe2422
19HARTLEPOOL2522
20Brighton2721