vs. Macclesfield Town
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Tuesday, 24th August 2004
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2004/05 Carling Cup
First Round
Boyd 79', Sweeney 87' 
Parkin 48' 
Attendance: 2883 (72 Macclesfield fans)
Ref: Michael Ryan (Lancashire)
GOAL: Antony Sweeney (2-1) GOAL: Adam Boyd (1-1) 2 substitutions GOAL: Jon Parkin (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Antony Sweeney (2-1) GOAL: Adam Boyd (1-1) 2 substitutions GOAL: Jon Parkin (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools struggled into the second round of the Carling Cup as an Adam Boyd-inspired late show saw off a determined Macclesfield Town side. Neale Cooper shuffled his pack a little with the most notable change being a debut for Greek goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos. The Macclesfield side had some familiar faces with Tony Barras, Tommy Widdrington and, briefly, Jon Parkin all having turned out for Pools in the past.

The home side began confidently and dominated possession, though few chances were created as Pools seemed determined to walk the ball into the net rather than take a shot. Micky Nelson came closest to opening the scoring when his header was cleared off the line in the fifth minute.

Pools paid the penalty for a slow start to the second half when the Silkmen took the lead. Jon PARKIN picked up the ball on the edge of the area with his back to goal. The big striker shrugged off his marked and beat Konstantopoulos with a low shot into the bottom right corner. The goal failed to lift the home side and for much of the second half Pools looked likely to slip to a tame defeat. But with Adam Boyd on the field no game should be given up as lost. With eleven minutes left on the clock, BOYD picked up the ball forty yards from goal, carried it towards the edge of the Macclesfield goal and drilled a low left foot shot into the corner of Steve Wilson`s goal. Then, with time running out, Boyd received the ball to the right of goal, dropped his shoulder on his marker and sprinted into the box. On reaching the goalline, Boyd picked out Antony SWEENEY and the young midfielder sidefooted from six yards the winner.


Manager: Neale Cooper
9010000901-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000661-1 flag flag00122Darren Craddock-66
9030000901-1 flag flag00118Matty Robson
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9071000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
90900006618Barnsleyflag flag00117Kevin Betsy-66
90101000901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd
90110000901-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
901200066901-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams+66
901300066901-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter+66
9014000000-1 flag flag00119John Brackstone
9015000000-1 flag flag00125Andy Appleby
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
Manager: Not known
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Steve Wilson
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Tony Barras
9030010901-1 flag flag0013Michael Welch
9040000901-1 flag flag0004Michael Briscoe
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Mark Bailey
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Danny Whitaker
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Tommy Widdrington
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Paul Harsley
9091000901-1 flag flag0019Jon Parkin
90100000901-1 flag flag00310Matthew Tipton
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Graham Potter
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Mike Sheron
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
101010     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos25y 269d00
2010102     1  flag flag00122Darren Craddock19y 183d00
3020226     1  flag flag00118Matty Robson19y 214d01
40501792     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler29y 305d033
5030512     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 149d03
60702426     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 193d03
7110187     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney20y 354d
80501554     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys26y 268d020
901032     1  flag flag00117Kevin Betsy26y 157d01
101204549     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 91d
11030412     1  flag flag00211Gavin Strachan25y 245d05
120311057     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams28y 283d136
130012312     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter25y 243d05
Average age of starting eleven = 24y 154d