vs. Rochdale
All matches in 1978/79

Match Details

Saturday, 28th October 1978
The Victoria Ground, Hartlepool
1978/79 Football League Division Four
Match 15 of 46
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(2)5
Ayre 28', Goldthorpe 38', 48', Lawrence 65', Houchen 86' 
ROCHDALE(0)1
Esser 53' 
Attendance: 3084
Ref: Not known
GOAL: Keith Houchen (5-1) GOAL: Mark Lawrence (4-1) GOAL: Wayne Goldthorpe (3-0) GOAL: Wayne Goldthorpe (2-0) GOAL: Billy Ayre (1-0) GOAL: David Esser (3-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Keith Houchen (5-1) GOAL: Mark Lawrence (4-1) GOAL: Wayne Goldthorpe (3-0) GOAL: Wayne Goldthorpe (2-0) GOAL: Billy Ayre (1-0) GOAL: David Esser (3-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Teams

HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Billy Horner
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Eddie Edgar
9020000901-1 flag flag0012George Smith
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Trevor Smith
9041000901-1 flag flag0014Mark Lawrence
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Steve Brooks
9061000901-1 flag flag0016Billy Ayre
9070000901-1 flag flag0017John Linacre
9082000901-1 flag flag0018Wayne Goldthorpe
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Bob Newton
90101000901-1 flag flag00110Keith Houchen
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Roy Hogan
ROCHDALE
Manager: Not known
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0031David Felgate
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Paul Hallows
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Eric Snookes
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Brian Hart
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Bobby Scott
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Bobby Scaife
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Terry Owen
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Bobby Hoy
9091000901-1 flag flag0019David Esser
90100000901-1 flag flag00110John Price
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Nigel O'Loughlin
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Mark Hilditch
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
10730810     1  flag flag0011Eddie Edgar21y 362d00
20420490     1  flag flag0012George Smith33y 21d22
30174204     1  flag flag0013Trevor Smith19y 207d12
41131131     1  flag flag0014Mark Lawrence19y 328d
50150170     1  flag flag0015Steve Brooks23y 132d11
61610700     1  flag flag0016Billy Ayre26y 174d
70443494     1  flag flag0017John Linacre22y 319d22
82165165     1  flag flag0018Wayne Goldthorpe21y 39d
90430520     1  flag flag0019Bob Newton21y 339d713
101240260     1  flag flag00110Keith Houchen18y 95d
110110110     1  flag flag00111Roy Hogan18y 34d11
Average age of starting eleven = 22y 153d
Mark Lawrence had his best home game for the club on Saturday, looking a great player, but he has nearly been ruined by the critics. In other games they have been on his back all the time. They left him alone on Saturday, and look how well he played.
- Billy Horner

League Table

PPts
9Northampton1415
10HARTLEPOOL1415
11Hereford1414
22Darlington1410
23Rochdale148
24Halifax144
PPts
8Aldershot1517
9HARTLEPOOL1517
10Bournemouth1516
22Doncaster1511
23Rochdale158
24Halifax154