vs. Oldham Athletic
All matches in 1969/70

Match Details

Saturday, 31th January 1970
Boundary Park, Oldham
1969/70 Football League Division Four
Match 28 of 46
OLDHAM ATHLETIC(1)1
Shaw 28' 
HARTLEPOOL(0)0
 
Attendance: 3026
Ref: Not known
GOAL: David Shaw (1-0) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: David Shaw (1-0) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Following on from a 6-0 hiding at Exeter, Gus McLean surprisingly made only one change with Andy McCluskey replacing the injured Bobby Dobbing. 21-year-old amateur David Blythe was handed a place on the bench. By contrast, Oldham’s substitute was former England World Cup winner Ray Wilson!

A poor game, played mainly in midfield, saw few chances created. Both defences looked shaky at times but poor finishing meant that mistakes were not punished. The only goal of the game came when George Smith saved Blore’s shot but SHAW was on hand to hit the rebound into the roof of the net. McLean described his team’s performance as diabolical.

Teams

OLDHAM ATHLETIC
Manager: Not known
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Barry Gordine
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Ian Wood
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Maurice Whittle
9040000901-1 flag flag0054Alan McNeill
9050000901-1 flag flag0025Arthur Thomson
9060000901-1 flag flag0026Allan Lawson
9070000901-1 flag flag0037Reg Blore
9081000901-1 flag flag0018David Shaw
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Jim Beardall
90100000901-1 flag flag00210John Colquhoun
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Keith Bebbington
90120000900-1 flag flag00112Ray Wilson
HARTLEPOOL
Manager: Gus McLean
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011George Smith
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Tony Bircumshaw
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Dennis White
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Andy McCluskey
9050000901-1 flag flag0015John Gill
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Alan Goad
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Ron Young
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Peter Blowman
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Terry Bell
90100000901-1 flag flag00210Derek Trail
90110000901-1 flag flag00211Harry Kirk
90120000901-1 flag flag00112David Blythe
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
1010401140     1  flag flag0011George Smith33y 293d00
2012901370     1  flag flag0012Tony Bircumshaw24y 357d44
30153163     1  flag flag0013Dennis White21y 82d00
402424     1  flag flag0014Andy McCluskey18y 308d00
5015711691     1  flag flag0015John Gill28y 362d11
60740810     1  flag flag0016Alan Goad21y 176d22
70600660     1  flag flag0017Ron Young24y 153d1215
80557588     1  flag flag0018Peter Blowman20y 50d1515
9010761136     1  flag flag0019Terry Bell25y 183d3438
100270290     1  flag flag00210Derek Trail24y 29d22
110140160     1  flag flag00211Harry Kirk25y 159d45
1200101     1  flag flag00112David Blythe22y 194d00
Average age of starting eleven = 24y 162d

League Table

PPts
14York2525
15HARTLEPOOL2724
16Exeter2823
21Darlington2719
22Oldham2617
23Bradford PA2817
PPts
16York2625
17HARTLEPOOL2824
18Exeter2923
21Darlington2821
22Oldham2719
23Bradford PA2917