vs. Doncaster Rovers
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Saturday, 6th November 2004
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2004/05 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 17 of 46
Porter 78', 89' 
Roberts 30' 
Attendance: 5495 (886 Doncaster fans)
Ref: Chris Foy (Merseyside)
Substitution: Michael Nelson for Adam Boyd (2-1) GOAL: Joel Porter (1-1) 2 substitutions GOAL: Neil Roberts (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Michael Nelson for Adam Boyd (2-1) GOAL: Joel Porter (1-1) 2 substitutions GOAL: Neil Roberts (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Subsititute Joel Porter rescued Pools after an impressive Doncaster side had looked like leaving Victoria Park with a deserved victory. Doncaster started off much the stronger side with their wide players Michael McIndoe and especially Jamie Coppinger causing all sorts of problems for the Pools defence as they passed the ball around with pace and accuracy. It was no surprise when Rovers took the lead on the half hour. Neil ROBERTS had already been denied twice by Dimi Konstantopoulos, and it was third time lucky as the striker turned in Coppinger`s cross. The goal stirred Pools into action and Anthony Sweeney and Ritchie Humphreys both came close to an equaliser, but the pacy Doncaster team remained a menacing threat on the break as the half drew to a close.

Pools started the second half a little better with Matty Robson and Adam Boyd both having chances, but Doncaster still looked the more likely team to score. With an hour gone a bemused Chris Westwood was booked in a case of mistaken identity as Micky Barron brought down a Doncaster attacker as he was through on goal. Westwood`s covering run probably saved his skipper a red card, though the fact that the referee booked Westwood would suggest his view of the incident was unclear! A few days later the mistake was rectified as the booking was erased from Westwood`s record and added to Barron`s.

With 20 minutes remaining Neale Cooper made a double substition, bringing on Porter and Jack Ross in place of on-loan Lewis Gobern and Barron, and it was PORTER who turned the game on its head. With 12 minutes remaining the Aussie got on the end of Ross`s cross to guide a looping header into the far corner. Doncaster hit back and Konstantopoulos pulled off a full length save to deny Blundell. But with just a minute remaining on the clock, PORTER latched on to a long clearance and lobbed Ingham from 25 yards to send the Pools supporters into raptures, and leave the travelling Rovers support shaking their heads in disbelief.


Manager: Neale Cooper
9010000901-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020010701-1 flag flag0012Micky Barron-70
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
9090000901-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams
90100000891-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd-89
90110000701116Wolverhampton Wanderersflag flag00116Lewis Gobern-70
901220070901-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter+70
901300070901-1 flag flag00212Jack Ross+70
901400089901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson+89
9015000000-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
Manager: Not known
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Mike Ingham
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Jamie Price
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Dave Morley
9040010901-1 flag flag0014Nicky Fenton
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Tim Ryan
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Paul Green
9070000901-1 flag flag0017James Coppinger
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ricky Ravenhill
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Gregg Blundell
90101000901-1 flag flag00310Neil Roberts
90110000901-1 flag flag00211Michael McIndoe
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Chris Beardsley
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
103060     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos25y 343d00
2027323143     1  flag flag0012Micky Barron29y 320d34
30296376     1  flag flag00118Matty Robson19y 288d22
4022172537     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 267d44
502131     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark21y 287d00
6016931913     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 13d3334
70257317     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 62d58
8015141705     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys26y 342d2021
90101911611     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams28y 357d3539
10050445850     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 165d3334
1101011     1  flag flag00116Lewis Gobern19y 283d00
12229123514     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter25y 317d
1307282     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 154d00
140533653     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 223d33
Average age of starting eleven = 24y 347d

League Table

12Bristol City1521
13Port Vale1723