vs. Barnsley
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Saturday, 4th September 2004
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2004/05 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 7 of 46
Boyd 77' 
Chopra 38' 
Attendance: 5119 (511 Barnsley fans)
Ref: Clive Oliver (Northumberland)
Substitution: Andy Appleby for Joel Porter GOAL: Adam Boyd (1-1) Substitution: Steven Istead for Eifion Williams Red card: Tony Vaughan GOAL: Michael Chopra (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Andy Appleby for Joel Porter GOAL: Adam Boyd (1-1) Substitution: Steven Istead for Eifion Williams Red card: Tony Vaughan GOAL: Michael Chopra (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

A red card to Barnsley`s Tony Vaughan proved the turning point as Pools scrambled a draw from a game in which they had been second best for a long time. The home team lined up with a changed attack, with Adam Boyd employed just behind Eifion Williams and Joel Porter. Kevin Betsy`s loan spell had just expired so he was unable to play against his employers.

Barnsley started the game strongly with Michael Chopra, on loan from Newcastle, proving a niggly handful as the game simmered without boiling over. Ex-Pools loanee Chris Shuker and former Darlington striker Barry Conlon both came close to giving the visitors the lead before the opening goal arrived as half-time approached. A low cross from the right was turned in from five yards by CHOPRA who then angered the Town End with an unnecessarily aggressive celebration. Within a couple of minutes of the goal, Porter had squandered Pools`s best chance of the half and both Chopra and Anthony Kay had found their way into the referee`s notebook as the half drew to a bad-tempered close.

The second half saw Boyd pushed up front alongside Porter and Pools threatened to grab an equaliser, though Barnsley still looked the more comfortable side on the ball. But on 63 minutes the balance was changed when Vaughan launched himself into a wild challenge that almost put Porter into the Cyril Knowles stand. A straight red card was the result, and from that point onwards Pools were the dominant side. The equaliser arrived 13 minutes from time when a Matty Robson cross was knocked back across goal by Steven Istead, and BOYD flicked a neat header past Nick Colgan. Andy Appleby, Chris Westwood and Antony Sweeney all came close to grabbing a winner but the Tykes held on for a point that, until Vaughan`s rash challenge, looked like being the least they would deserve.


Manager: Neale Cooper
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
9020000901-1 flag flag00212Jack Ross
9030010901-1 flag flag00118Matty Robson
9040010901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9050000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9060000901-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
9070010901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9090000451-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams-45
90101000901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd
90110000791-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter-79
901200045901-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead+45
901300079901-1 flag flag00125Andy Appleby+79
9014000000-1 flag flag00122Darren Craddock
9015000000-1 flag flag00119John Brackstone
9016000000-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
Manager: Not known
9010000901-1 flag flag0041Nick Colgan
9020000901-1 flag flag0232Tom Williams
9030100631-1 flag flag0013Tony Vaughan-63
9040010901-1 flag flag0014Matt Carbon
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Bobby Hassell
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Paul Reid
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Chris Shuker
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Nicky Wroe
9091010901-1 flag flag0019Michael Chopra
90100000901-1 flag flag00410Barry Conlon
90110010901-1 flag flag00111Antony Kay
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Neil Austin
90130000901-1 flag flag00313Daniel Nardiello
90140000901-1 flag flag00114Michael Boulding
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
10510590     1  flag flag0011Jim Provett21y 257d00
207070     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 91d00
30196246     1  flag flag00118Matty Robson19y 225d11
40452542     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 160d33
5021562456     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 204d33
60363433     1  flag flag00211Gavin Strachan25y 256d55
70177217     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney20y 365d13
8014141584     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys26y 279d1920
909561087     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams28y 294d3437
10141444849     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 102d
11022102512     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter25y 254d35
120139143     1  flag flag00120Steven Istead18y 134d12
1300101     1  flag flag00125Andy Appleby18y 329d00
Average age of starting eleven = 24y 259d

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