vs. Bristol City
All matches in 2003/04

Match Details

Saturday, 23rd August 2003
Ashton Gate, Bristol
2003/04 Nationwide Football League Division Two
Match 3 of 46
BRISTOL CITY(0)1
Peacock 56' 
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(0)1
Gabbiadini 73' 
Attendance: 10730 (250 Pools fans)
Ref: Andy Hall (West Midlands)
GOAL: Lee Peacock (1-0) GOAL: Marco Gabbiadini (1-1) Substitution: Matty Robson for Mark Tinkler Substitution: Steven Istead for Darrell Clarke Substitution: Marco Gabbiadini for Kevin Henderson Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Lee Peacock (1-0) GOAL: Marco Gabbiadini (1-1) Substitution: Matty Robson for Mark Tinkler Substitution: Steven Istead for Darrell Clarke Substitution: Marco Gabbiadini for Kevin Henderson Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools continued their unbeaten start to the new season with an excellent draw on a sweltering day at the home of one of the division`s fancied teams.

City were on the front foot for much of the first half though Pools came close to snatching the lead when Gavin Strachan`s 25 yard free kick beat Steve Phillips but crashed back off the post. At the other end, the Pools defence coped admirably with most of what their hosts could throw at them, while Jim Provett continued his fine early season form with a superb diving save to deny Lee Miller.

The opening goal came ten minutes after the restart when the dangerous Lee Peacock cut in from the left and hit a stunning 30 yard curler into the top corner of Provett`s net. It was a fine goal, and one that City`s efforts had deserved, but Pools fought back to equalise through Marco Gabbiadini`s first goal for the club. Ritchie Humphreys floated in a free kick and the veteran striker leapt to guide a header past Phillips.

There was drama in stoppage time when Phillips gathered a sliced clearance which the referee harshly deemed to be a backpass. With home defenders crowded on the line, Strachan`s low free kick was charged down, with Matty Robson curling the rebound just over the bar.

Teams

BRISTOL CITY
Manager: Danny Wilson
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Steve Phillips
9020000901-1 flag flag0022Louis Carey
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Tony Butler
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Danny Coles
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Matt Hill
9060000901-1 flag flag0056Tom Doherty
9070000901-1 flag flag0067Luke Wilkshire
9080010901-1 flag flag0018Joe Burnell
9091000901-1 flag flag0029Lee Peacock
90100000901-1 flag flag00210Lee Miller
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Mickey Bell
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Brian Tinnion
90130000901-1 flag flag00113Lee Matthews
90140000901-1 flag flag00314Christian Roberts
HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Neale Cooper
             
9010000901-1 flag flag00119Jim Provett
9020000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9030000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9040010901-1 flag flag00124Andy Jordan
9050000901-1 flag flag0012Micky Barron
9060000901-1 flag flag00225Gavin Strachan
9070000631-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler-63
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9090000451-1 flag flag00111Kevin Henderson-45
90100000901-1 flag flag00123Paul Robinson
90110000601-1 flag flag0017Darrell Clarke-60
901210045901-1 flag flag00110Marco Gabbiadini+45
901300060901-1 flag flag00121Steven Istead+60
901400063901-1 flag flag00122Matty Robson+63
9015000000-1 flag flag00112Jon Bass
9016000000-1 flag flag0031Anthony Williams
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
102040     1  flag flag00119Jim Provett20y 244d00
203040     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson23y 148d11
3016661886     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood26y 191d33
403040     1  flag flag00124Andy Jordan23y 252d00
5023622693     1  flag flag0012Micky Barron28y 244d23
603040     1  flag flag00225Gavin Strachan24y 243d11
7011321252     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler28y 303d2526
809141004     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys25y 266d1616
9082489255     1  flag flag00111Kevin Henderson29y 76d2932
1003040     1  flag flag00123Paul Robinson24y 276d12
1107297810     1  flag flag0017Darrell Clarke25y 250d1415
1210202     1  flag flag00110Marco Gabbiadini35y 215d
13009011     1  flag flag00121Steven Istead17y 122d01
1402141     1  flag flag00122Matty Robson18y 212d11
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 226d

League Table

PPts
3Port Vale26
4Bristol City24
5Tranmere24
6Sheffield Wed24
7HARTLEPOOL24
8Barnsley24
PPts
10Blackpool36
11Bristol City35
12HARTLEPOOL35
13Tranmere34