vs. Carlisle United
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Tuesday, 2nd November 2004
Brunton Park, Carlisle
2004/05 LDV Vans Trophy
Second Round
Sweeney 66' 
Attendance: 2871 (317 Pools fans)
Ref: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
Substitution: Darren Craddock for Jack Ross GOAL: Antony Sweeney (0-1) Substitution: David Foley for Ritchie Humphreys Substitution: Lewis Gobern for Joel Porter Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Darren Craddock for Jack Ross GOAL: Antony Sweeney (0-1) Substitution: David Foley for Ritchie Humphreys Substitution: Lewis Gobern for Joel Porter Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

The second round of the LDV Vans Trophy saw Pools travel to Brunton Park to take on old rivals Carlisle. The Cumbrian club had recently hit hard times and had been relegated from the Football League the previous season. But confidence was high in a Carlisle team that was riding high in the table and enjoying a run of good form for the first time in several seasons.

Pools made one change to their starting lineup as the travelling supporters were treated to the sight of centre-half Micky Nelson playing up frount alongside Eifion Williams. The home side included former Pools players. Paul Arnison started at right-back, while Kevin Henderson was named on the bench.

The home team started strongly and created most of the chances in the opening 20 minutes. Magno Viera was the main danger and he helped to create several good positions but poor finishing, not least by Viera himself, let the home side down, as the first half finished goalless.

Neale Cooper made some changes in the second half, introducing on-loan Lewis Gobern for his first appearance, and replacing Ritchie Humphreys with teenager David Foley. It was Foley who created the vital breakthrough. As a Carlisle defender tried to shepherd the ball out of play on the left wing, Foley used surprising strength to win the ball from him and sprinted into the box. The youngster slipped the ball to Tony SWEENEY whose deflected shot beat Westwood in the Carlisle goal.

Kevin Henderson came on for the last 10 minutes in place of Viera as Carlisle looked for an equaliser, but it was Pools who finished the stronger side. Williams twice came close to adding a second but was denied first by Westwood, and then by the inside of the post.


Manager: Paul Simpson
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Keiren Westwood
9020000901-1 flag flag0042Brian Shelley
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Kevin Gray
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Lee Andrews
9050000901-1 flag flag0025Tom Cowan
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Paul Arnison
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Chris Billy
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Chris Lumsdon
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Craig Farrell
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Andy Preece
90110000901-1 flag flag04011Magno Vieira
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Kevin Henderson
Manager: Neale Cooper
9010000901-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000781-1 flag flag00212Jack Ross-78
9030000901-1 flag flag00118Matty Robson
9040000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9050000901-1 flag flag00117Ben Clark
9060010901-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler
9071000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000611-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys-61
9090000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
90100000901-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams
90110000451-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter-45
901200045901116Wolverhampton Wanderersflag flag00116Lewis Gobern+45
901300061901-1 flag flag00127David Foley+61
901400078901-1 flag flag00122Darren Craddock+78
9015000000-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
102050     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos25y 339d00
201081     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 150d00
3030366     1  flag flag00118Matty Robson19y 284d02
40802527     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 263d04
501021     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark21y 283d00
60601903     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 9d134
7120307     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 58d
80311695     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys26y 338d021
9030652     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 219d03
1003011511     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams28y 353d139
110203513     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter25y 313d18
1200101     1  flag flag00116Lewis Gobern19y 279d00
1300112     1  flag flag00127David Foley17y 113d00
14002124     1  flag flag00122Darren Craddock19y 253d00
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 204d