vs. Lincoln City
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Saturday, 13th November 2004
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2004/05 FA Cup
First Round
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(3)3
Williams 23', Robson 27', Porter 43' 
LINCOLN CITY(0)0
 
Attendance: 4533 (417 Lincoln fans)
Ref: Michael Ryan (Lancashire)
Substitution: David Foley for Adam Boyd Substitution: Gavin Strachan for Ritchie Humphreys Substitution: Steven Istead for Ben Clark GOAL: Joel Porter (3-0) GOAL: Matty Robson (2-0) GOAL: Eifion Williams (1-0) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: David Foley for Adam Boyd Substitution: Gavin Strachan for Ritchie Humphreys Substitution: Steven Istead for Ben Clark GOAL: Joel Porter (3-0) GOAL: Matty Robson (2-0) GOAL: Eifion Williams (1-0) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools cruised into the second round of the FA Cup as they overpowered their League Two opponents with a commanding performance. Pools were strong from the first minute and strung together a succession of quick passing moves. The tall Lincoln defence had to be strong to keep their goal intact. Joel Porter`s deflected shot brought a good save from Alan Marriott before Pools took a deserved lead midway through the half. Adam Boyd beat his man near the touchline to the right of the goal and played it short to Eifion WILLIAMS who hit a low shot across Marriott into the far corner.

Within a minute, Marriott saved well from Ben Clark, but it was a temporary reprieve as Pools doubled thei lead three minutes later. Matty ROBSON picked up a headed clearance and hit a superb right-footed shot into the top right corner from 20 yards. Byt this time the pressure from the home side was relentless. Robson fired a low shot inches wide of the far post, and hit another drive just over. Boyd was presented with an easy chance when he picked up a poor clearance, but shot wide with the goal at his mercy. Just before the break Boyd atoned for his miss when his reverse pass found Joel PORTER and the Australian striker shot low past Marriott to make it 3-0.

It was one-way traffic after the break too. Robson, Sweeney and porter all had good chances to extend the lead but Lincoln, to their credit, never gave up and stopped the scoreline from reaching an embarrassing level. But it was still an emphatic victory for Pools.

Teams

HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Neale Cooper
             
9010000901-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000901-1 flag flag00212Jack Ross
9031000901-1 flag flag00118Matty Robson
9040000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060000451-1 flag flag00117Ben Clark-45
9070000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000791-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys-79
9091000901-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter
90100000871-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd-87
90111000901-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams
901200045901-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead+45
901300079901-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan+79
901400087901-1 flag flag00127David Foley+87
9015000000-1 flag flag0012Micky Barron
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
LINCOLN CITY
Manager: Keith Alexander
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Alan Marriott
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Matt Bloomer
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Jamie McCombe
9040010901-1 flag flag0004Gareth McAuley
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Ben Futcher
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Kevin Sandwith
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Richard Butcher
9080000901-1 flag flag0008Nathan Peat
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Gary Taylor-Fletcher
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Marcus Richardson
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Simon Yeo
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Adrian Littlejohn
90130000901-1 flag flag00013Peter Folkes
90140000901-1 flag flag00114Oliver Ryan
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
101070     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos25y 350d00
201092     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 161d00
3130386     1  flag flag00118Matty Robson19y 295d
40902547     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 274d04
5040663     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 230d03
601041     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark21y 294d00
7010327     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 69d08
80701715     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys26y 349d121
91213614     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter25y 324d
100125950     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 172d034
1116011711     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams28y 364d
12003248     1  flag flag00120Steven Istead18y 204d02
13031505     1  flag flag00211Gavin Strachan25y 326d06
1400113     1  flag flag00127David Foley17y 124d00
Average age of starting eleven = 24y 328d