vs. Colchester United
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Monday, 30th August 2004
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2004/05 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 6 of 46
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(1)2
Williams 38', Boyd 70' 
COLCHESTER UNITED(0)1
Keith 90' 
Attendance: 4371 (105 Colchester fans)
Ref: Mike Pike (Cumbria)
GOAL: Adam Boyd (2-0) GOAL: Eifion Williams (1-0) GOAL: Joey Keith (2-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Adam Boyd (2-0) GOAL: Eifion Williams (1-0) GOAL: Joey Keith (2-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools recoved from their hammering at Swindon with a home victory against Colchester in a game that was more one-sided than the score would suggest. Dimi Konstantopoulos was handed a league debut in goal. Manager Neale Cooper said that it was a tactical switch and that the Greek stopper`s larger physical presence would be an asset against a tall Colchester side, though the move was undoubtedly designed in part to keep player of the year Jim Provett on his toes.

Pools dominated from the outset and produced some very nice passing moves but there was little in the way of penetration. Adam Boyd was involved in most positive moves and both he and Gavin Strachan came close to breaking the deadlock. When the opening goal did finally arrive after 38 minutes it was as a result of one of the more direct moves of the game. A long ball from the back was flicked on by Boyd to release Eifion WILLIAMS and the Welshman saw off his marker and slotted the ball past Aiden Davison.

Colchester hit back after the break and Ben May tested Konstantopoulos with a stinging shot from 25 yards, but Pools were still classy in possession and looked the more likely to score. The second goal with 20 minutes remaining. Strachan floated in a free-kick from the left and BOYD guided a deft looping header over Davison. The second goal killed the game as a contest and Pools just played keepball for the rest of the game. With time almost over, Colchester won a free-kick on the edge of the box. Joey KEITH stepped up to curl a lovely shot into the top corner. There would be no dramatic comeback though as Keith`s strike was the last meaningful action of the game as Pools registered a deserved win.

Teams

HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Neale Cooper
             
9010000901-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000901-1 flag flag00212Jack Ross
9030000901-1 flag flag00118Matty Robson
9040000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9050000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9060000901-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
9070000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9091010901-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams
90101000901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd
901100109018Barnsleyflag flag00117Kevin Betsy
9012000000-1 flag flag00122Darren Craddock
9013000000-1 flag flag00119John Brackstone
9014000000-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead
9015000000-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
COLCHESTER UNITED
Manager: Phil Parkinson
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0051Aidan Davison
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Sam Stockley
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Wayne Brown
9040010901-1 flag flag0014Liam Chilvers
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Greg Halford
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Jamie Cade
9070000901-1 flag flag0017John White
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Gavin Johnson
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Craig Fagan
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Ben May
90111000901-1 flag flag00111Joey Keith
90120000901-1 flag flag00012Ben Bowditch
90130000901-1 flag flag00113Pat Baldwin
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
101020     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos25y 275d00
206060     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 86d00
30186236     1  flag flag00118Matty Robson19y 220d11
40442532     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 155d33
5021462446     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 199d33
60353423     1  flag flag00211Gavin Strachan25y 251d55
70167207     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney20y 360d13
8014041574     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys26y 274d1920
919461077     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams28y 289d
10140444749     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 97d
1103343     1  flag flag00117Kevin Betsy26y 163d11
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 49d

League Table

PPts
1Luton515
2Colchester512
3Hull512
13Wrexham57
14HARTLEPOOL57
15Huddersfield57
PPts
1Luton618
2Colchester612
3Hull512
7Wrexham610
8HARTLEPOOL610
9Sheffield Wed610