vs. Bournemouth
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Saturday, 27th November 2004
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2004/05 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 19 of 46
Westwood 23', Nelson 88', Appleby 90' 
Holmes 34', Stock 45' 
Attendance: 4376 (127 Bournemouth fans)
Ref: Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire)
GOAL: Andy Appleby (3-2) Missed penalty: Adam Boyd GOAL: Michael Nelson (2-2) Substitution: Andy Appleby for John Brackstone GOAL: Chris Westwood (1-0) GOAL: Brian Stock (1-2) GOAL: Derek Holmes (1-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Andy Appleby (3-2) Missed penalty: Adam Boyd GOAL: Michael Nelson (2-2) Substitution: Andy Appleby for John Brackstone GOAL: Chris Westwood (1-0) GOAL: Brian Stock (1-2) GOAL: Derek Holmes (1-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

A dramatic last five minutes saw Pools extend their unbeaten home record with an unlikely victory against an unlucky Bournemouth side. The game started quietly with the visitors looking confident in possession, while Adam Boyd and Joel Porter looked dangerous for Pools. It was the home team who took the lead midway through the half when Chris WESTWOOD headed in from a corner. The goal seemed to lift Bournemouth, who dominated the rest of the half. They were level on 34 minutes when Derek HOLMES forced in a loose ball after an initial effort was blocked. Pools missed a great chance to restore their lead when Anthony Sweeney fired across the face of goal after Cherries keeper Neil Moss could only parry a John Brackstone shot. Then on the stroke of half-time Bournemouth took the lead themselves when Wade Elliott`s cross was headed in by Brian STOCK, with Micky Barron just failing to clear the ball before it crossed the line.

Pools battled away for an equaliser for most of the second half but Bournemouth defended well and restricted their hosts to shots from distance. With time running out and Bournemouth looking good value for the points, Westwood crossed the ball from the right and Micky NELSON headed in a dramatic equaliser. But that was just the start of the drama! As the game entered stoppage time, substitute Andy Appleby forced his way into the box and beat Moss with a low shot. However, referee Carl Boyeson adjudged that Appleby had been held, and disallowed the goal to award Pools a penalty! Having been denied what would surely have been the winning goal, the pressure was on as Adam Boyd stepped up to take the spot kick. To the frustration of the home supporters, Moss dived to his right to keep out Boyd`s penalty. But that was not the end of it! With seconds remaining, Pools were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box. Gavin Strachan took it and his goalbound effort was diverted past Moss by the outstretched leg of APPLEBY, the teenage striker scoring the late, late winner that he looked to have been denied.

Bournemouth barely had time to restart before Boyeson blew his whistle to end the game at a jubilant Victoria Park. The referee had to be escorted from the pitch, with both sets of supporters angry with some of his decisions. It was certainly a lively end to the game!


Manager: Neale Cooper
9010000901-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Micky Barron
9030000741-1 flag flag00119John Brackstone-74
9041010901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9051000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060000901-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
9070010901-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9090000901-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd
90110000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
901210074901-1 flag flag00125Andy Appleby+74
9013000000-1 flag flag00122Darren Craddock
9014000000-1 flag flag00118Matty Robson
9015000000-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
Manager: Sean O'Driscoll
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Neil Moss
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Neil Young
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Karl Broadhurst
9040010901-1 flag flag0014Eddie Howe
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Martin Cranie
9061000901-1 flag flag0036Brian Stock
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Wade Elliott
9080000901-1 flag flag0018John Spicer
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Alan Connell
90101000901-1 flag flag00210Derek Holmes
90110000901-1 flag flag00411Garreth O'Connor
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Marcus Browning
90130000901-1 flag flag02913Dani Rodrigues
90140000901-1 flag flag00414Shaun Maher
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
105090     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos25y 364d00
2027433154     1  flag flag0012Micky Barron29y 341d34
306282     1  flag flag00119John Brackstone19y 292d01
4122372567     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 288d
51553683     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 244d
60424515     1  flag flag00211Gavin Strachan25y 340d56
7017131933     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 34d3334
8015341735     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys26y 363d2021
9031123814     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter25y 338d711
10052446150     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 186d3334
110277347     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 83d58
1210303     1  flag flag00125Andy Appleby19y 47d
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 195d

League Table

6Bristol City1830
6Bristol City1930