vs. Sheffield Wednesday
All matches in 2003/04

Match Details

Wednesday, 13th August 2003
Hillsborough Stadium, Owlerton, Sheffield
2003/04 Carling Cup
First Round
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY(0)2
Lee 50', Wood 115' 
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(0)2
Robinson 56'(p), Istead 104' 
Attendance: 13410 (1099 Pools fans)
Ref: George Cain (Bootle)
GOAL: Richard Wood (2-2) Substitution: Terry Cooke for Craig Armstrong Substitution: Grant Holt for Lloyd Owusu GOAL: Graeme Lee (1-0) GOAL: Steven Istead (1-2) Substitution: Kevin Henderson for Darrell Clarke Substitution: Steven Istead for Eifion Williams GOAL: Paul Robinson (1-1) Substitution: Micky Barron for Mark Tinkler End of match Extra time, half time End of normal time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Richard Wood (2-2) Substitution: Terry Cooke for Craig Armstrong Substitution: Grant Holt for Lloyd Owusu GOAL: Graeme Lee (1-0) GOAL: Steven Istead (1-2) Substitution: Kevin Henderson for Darrell Clarke Substitution: Steven Istead for Eifion Williams GOAL: Paul Robinson (1-1) Substitution: Micky Barron for Mark Tinkler End of match Extra time, half time End of normal time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Rookie keeper Jim Provett had a night to remember as Pools enjoyed a sweet shootout victory over former manager Chris Turner`s Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Drafted in at the expense of Anthony Williams for only his second start in a Pools shirt, the youngster responded with a nerveless display as he helped deny a dominant Owls side with a string of fine first half saves. Ex Pools centre half Graeme Lee did manage to find a way past Provett on 50 minutes when he headed home Alan Quinn`s free kick but the lead lasted just six minutes before Paul Robinson equalised from the penalty spot.

With no further goals in 90 minutes the match went to extra time, and teenage substitute Steven Istead looked to have settled the tie with a glancing header just before the end of the first extra period. The goal made Istead the club`s youngest ever goalscorer but it wasn`t enough to win the match. Richard Wood swept home the fourth and final goal of the match with five minutes remaining to send the tie to penalties.

Quinn and Robinson both scored their spot kicks before Provett made his most crucial save of the night as he turned aside the attempt from home skipper Dean Smith. It proved decisive as the next six kicks were all converted, leaving Gavin Strachan to hit the winner.

Teams

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
Manager: Not known
             
120100101201-1 flag flag0461Ola Tidman
120200001201-1 flag flag0042Derek Geary
120300001201-1 flag flag0043Brian Barry-Murphy
120400001201-1 flag flag0014Dean Smith
120510101201-1 flag flag0015Graeme Lee
120600001201-1 flag flag0046Alan Quinn
12070000871-1 flag flag0017Craig Armstrong-87
120800001201-1 flag flag0038Richard Evans
12090000601-1 flag flag0559Lloyd Owusu-60
1201000001201-1 flag flag05010Shefki Kuqi
1201110001201-1 flag flag00111Richard Wood
12012000601201-1 flag flag00112Grant Holt+60
12013000871201-1 flag flag00113Terry Cooke+87
1201400001200-1 flag flag00114Paul Smith
1201500001200-1 flag flag00115Steve Haslam
1201600001200-1 flag flag00116Kevin Pressman
HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Neale Cooper
             
120100001201-1 flag flag00119Jim Provett
120200001201-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
120300001201-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
120400101201-1 flag flag00124Andy Jordan
120500001201-1 flag flag00122Matty Robson
120600001201-1 flag flag00225Gavin Strachan
12070000321-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler-32
120800001201-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
12090000731-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams-73
1201010001201-1 flag flag00123Paul Robinson
1201100001031-1 flag flag0017Darrell Clarke-103
12012000321201-1 flag flag0012Micky Barron+32
12013100731201-1 flag flag00121Steven Istead+73
120140001031201-1 flag flag00111Kevin Henderson+103
12015000000-1 flag flag00120John Brackstone
12016000000-1 flag flag0031Anthony Williams
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
101020     1  flag flag00119Jim Provett20y 234d00
201020     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson23y 138d01
30501866     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood26y 181d03
401020     1  flag flag00124Andy Jordan23y 242d00
501030     1  flag flag00122Matty Robson18y 202d01
601020     1  flag flag00225Gavin Strachan24y 233d01
70301241     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler28y 293d026
8030984     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys25y 256d016
9020564     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams27y 271d121
1011020     1  flag flag00123Paul Robinson24y 266d
110217610     1  flag flag0017Darrell Clarke25y 240d015
120712673     1  flag flag0012Micky Barron28y 234d03
1310109     1  flag flag00121Steven Istead17y 112d
140339155     1  flag flag00111Kevin Henderson29y 66d032
Average age of starting eleven = 24y 199d

Stats

Sheffield WedPools
219
145
114
813
51

Penalty Shootout