vs. Port Vale
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Saturday, 30th October 2004
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2004/05 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 16 of 46
Williams 24' 
Attendance: 4755 (233 Port Vale fans)
Ref: Scott Mathieson (Cheshire)
Substitution: Michael Maidens for Joel Porter Substitution: Jack Ross for Micky Barron Substitution: Stephen Turnbull for Jack Wilkinson GOAL: Eifion Williams (1-0) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Michael Maidens for Joel Porter Substitution: Jack Ross for Micky Barron Substitution: Stephen Turnbull for Jack Wilkinson GOAL: Eifion Williams (1-0) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools went into the home game against Port Vale without the services of top-scorer Adam Boyd who picked up an injury in training. Jack Wilkinson took his place. Michael Nelson also sat the game out after picking up his fifth booking of the season. Dimitrios Konstantopoulos was preferred in goal to Jim Provett.

Pools started brightly with Mark Tinkler and Tony Sweeney both having chances to break the deadlock. At the other end Pools had a scare as a Michael Cummins header from a corner hit the foot of the post. On 24 minutes Pools took the lead when Wilkinson picked up the ball on the left and fed it to Eifion WILLIAMS who shot confidently into the corner from the edge of the area. As mist descended over Victoria Park the visitors started to dominate possession as they fought for an equaliser. Sam Collins had a header well saved by Konstantopoulos as Pools went into the break with a slender advantage.

In the second half Vale continued to press but they struggled to get the ball into areas from which they could threaten the Pools goal. The best they could manage was a string of corners but Pools defended these with relative ease. They closest they came was when Konstantopouos failed to get enough distance on a punch but Chris Westwood was on hand to head off the line when the ball was knocked goalwards. That was the last meaningful action of a drab game as Pools held on for the three points.

In foggy conditions, Port Vale had the lion`s share of the possession. But the visitors really only had themselves to blame for not earning at least a point as they failed to turn their dominance of the ball into chances.


Manager: Neale Cooper
9010000901-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000641-1 flag flag0012Micky Barron-64
9030000901-1 flag flag00118Matty Robson
9040000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9050000901-1 flag flag00117Ben Clark
9060000901-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler
9070000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9091000901-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams
90100000621-1 flag flag00123Jack Wilkinson-62
90110000881-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter-88
901200062901-1 flag flag00130Stephen Turnbull+62
901300064901-1 flag flag00212Jack Ross+64
901400088901-1 flag flag00129Michael Maidens+88
9015000000-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
Manager: Not known
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Jonny Brain
9020000901-1 flag flag0012George Pilkington
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Sam Collins
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Dean Smith
9050000901-1 flag flag0045James O'Connor
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Craig James
9070000901-1 flag flag0047Micky Cummins
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Robin Hulbert
9090000901-1 flag flag0219Chris Birchall
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Billy Paynter
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Ryan Brown
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
102040     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos25y 336d00
2027223133     1  flag flag0012Micky Barron29y 313d34
30286356     1  flag flag00118Matty Robson19y 281d22
4022072517     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 260d44
501111     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark21y 280d00
6016831893     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 6d3334
70247297     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 55d57
8015041685     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys26y 335d2021
91100911411     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams28y 350d
1003335     1  flag flag00123Jack Wilkinson19y 48d22
11029113413     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter25y 310d58
1200202     1  flag flag00130Stephen Turnbull17y 297d00
1307171     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 147d00
1400102     1  flag flag00129Michael Maidens17y 176d00
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 68d

League Table

13Sheffield Wed1520
15Port Vale1520
15Sheffield Wed1621
16Port Vale1620