vs. West Bromwich Albion
All matches in 1991/92

Match Details

Wednesday, 11th March 1992
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
1991/92 Barclays Football League Division Three
Match 35 of 46
WEST BROMWICH ALBION(0)1
Williams 84' 
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(1)2
Dalton 4'(p), 70' 
Attendance: 10307
Ref: Not known
GOAL: Paul Williams (1-2) GOAL: Paul Dalton (0-2) GOAL: Paul Dalton (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Paul Williams (1-2) GOAL: Paul Dalton (0-2) GOAL: Paul Dalton (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools were gifted a perfect start after just four minutes when Baggies defender Gary Strodder tripped Dave McCreery in the area. With top scorer Paul Baker missing through injury, Paul DALTON coolly stepped up and sent Andy Dibble the wrong way. Encouraged by this start, Pools began to dominate proceedings and Dalton came close to doubling the advantage when his shot was well saved by Dibble. At the other end Martin Hodge enjoyed a largely untroubled half as the rookie/veteran defensive pair of Andy Davies and John MacPhail kept Bob Taylor and Gary Bannister at bay with ease. In front of them, Pools knocked the ball around with comfort to a jeering soundtrack of increasingly disgruntled Albion supporters. Losing at home to Hartlepool was not a scenario they had spent much of their lives contemplating.

The home side improved after the break, and put the Pools defence under a lot more pressure despite being reduced to ten men after losing Graham Roberts to injury with both substitutes already used. It was one of those subs, former Pools striker Paul Williams, who was causing most of the problems. Williams thought he had equalised on 69 minutes but his effort was disallowed after he bundled Hodge, Davies and John Tinkler into the net along with the ball! From the restart, DALTON broke away on the right, cut infield and calmly stroked the ball past Dibble to put the visitors two goals ahead. With six minutes remaining WILLIAMS finally got the goal his efforts deserved when his low shot beat Hodge at his near post, but Pools held on for a comfortable win to send their supporters home happy. By contrast, the Baggies fans staged a post-match demonstration to demand the dismissal of manager Bobby Gould.

Teams

WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Manager: Not known
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0031Andy Dibble
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Wayne Fereday
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Graham Harbey
9040000901-1 flag flag0004Darren Bradley
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Gary Strodder
9060000901-1 flag flag0006Daryl Burgess
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Gary Robson
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Bob Taylor
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Gary Bannister
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Graham Roberts
90110000901-1 flag flag00511Bernard McNally
90121000901-1 flag flag00112Paul Williams
90130000901-1 flag flag00113Craig Shakespeare
HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Alan Murray
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Martin Hodge
9020000901-1 flag flag0052David McCreery
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Paul Cross
9040000901-1 flag flag0014John Tinkler
9050000901-1 flag flag0025John MacPhail
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Andy Davies
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Lennie Johnrose
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Paul Olsson
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Steve Fletcher
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Brian Honour
90112000901-1 flag flag00111Paul Dalton
9012000000-1 flag flag00112Steve Tupling
9013000000-1 flag flag00113Jason Peake
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
10350470     1  flag flag0011Martin Hodge33y 36d00
20163214     1  flag flag0052David McCreery34y 177d00
30100100     1  flag flag0013Paul Cross26y 132d00
401461617620     1  flag flag0014John Tinkler23y 200d711
50761911     1  flag flag0025John MacPhail36y 95d11
603262     1  flag flag0016Andy Davies19y 279d00
704040     1  flag flag0017Lennie Johnrose22y 103d00
808361018     1  flag flag0018Paul Olsson26y 78d89
9012121518     1  flag flag0019Steve Fletcher19y 229d24
1002421728720     1  flag flag00110Brian Honour28y 24d1927
1121291115511     1  flag flag00111Paul Dalton24y 321d
Average age of starting eleven = 26y 285d

League Table

PPts
2Brentford3662
3West Brom3558
4Peterborough3358
11Swansea3447
12HARTLEPOOL3446
13Exeter3446
PPts
2Brentford3662
3West Brom3658
4Peterborough3358
10Fulham3549
11HARTLEPOOL3549
12Swansea3447