vs. Tranmere Rovers
All matches in 2003/04

Match Details

Saturday, 16th August 2003
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2003/04 Nationwide Football League Division Two
Match 2 of 46
Attendance: 5357 (445 Tranmere fans)
Ref: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
Substitution: Steven Istead for Darrell Clarke Substitution: Marco Gabbiadini for Eifion Williams Substitution: Mark Tinkler for Matty Robson Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Steven Istead for Darrell Clarke Substitution: Marco Gabbiadini for Eifion Williams Substitution: Mark Tinkler for Matty Robson Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Hartlepool United`s first third tier home match in nine years finished in stalemate, but there was no lack of entertainment in a lively encounter.

Michael Nelson, the matchwinner from a week earlier, came closest for Pools when he rattled the Tranmere post with a firm header, while Matty Robson flashed a drive just wide after good work from Micky Barron. All of the most dangerous moments for the visitors came from the impressive Iain Hume. The midfielder forced Jim Provett into three fine saves, the best of them a sharp one-hander after Hume had broke clear of the Pools defence. On the one occasion that Hume did force the ball past the young keeper, Eifion Williams came to the rescue with a goalline clearance.

All in all a good point, and an early indication of the standard of opposition that Pools would meet in their new division.


Manager: Neale Cooper
9010000901-1 flag flag00119Jim Provett
9020000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9030010901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9040000901-1 flag flag00124Andy Jordan
9050000901-1 flag flag0012Micky Barron
9060000901-1 flag flag00225Gavin Strachan
9070000451-1 flag flag00122Matty Robson-45
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9090000621-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams-62
90100000901-1 flag flag00123Paul Robinson
90110010781-1 flag flag0017Darrell Clarke-78
901200045901-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler+45
901300162901-1 flag flag00110Marco Gabbiadini+62
901400078901-1 flag flag00121Steven Istead+78
9015000000-1 flag flag00111Kevin Henderson
9016000000-1 flag flag0031Anthony Williams
Manager: Ray Mathias
9010000901-1 flag flag0241John Achterberg
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Sean Connelly
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Graham Allen
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Ian Sharps
9050010901-1 flag flag0035Gareth Roberts
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Ryan Taylor
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Gary Jones
9080000901-1 flag flag0028Micky Mellon
9090000901-1 flag flag0039Simon Haworth
90100000901-1 flag flag03010Iain Hume
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Shane Nicholson
90120000901-1 flag flag05912Eugene Dadi
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
101030     1  flag flag00119Jim Provett20y 237d00
2016561876     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood26y 184d33
302030     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson23y 141d11
402030     1  flag flag00124Andy Jordan23y 245d00
5023522683     1  flag flag0012Micky Barron28y 237d23
602030     1  flag flag00225Gavin Strachan24y 236d11
702040     1  flag flag00122Matty Robson18y 205d11
80904994     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys25y 259d1616
90514574     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams27y 274d1921
1002030     1  flag flag00123Paul Robinson24y 269d12
1107197710     1  flag flag0017Darrell Clarke25y 243d1415
12011221242     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler28y 296d2526
1300101     1  flag flag00110Marco Gabbiadini35y 208d00
14008010     1  flag flag00121Steven Istead17y 115d01
Average age of starting eleven = 24y 197d
Today I was delighted for the defenders. No goals conceded and Jim Provett in goal was again very good and although over the piece he didn't have many saves to make, the ones he did make were very good.
- Neale Cooper

League Table

7Sheffield Wed13
3Bristol City24
5Sheffield Wed24