vs. Oldham Athletic
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Tuesday, 30th November 2004
Boundary Park, Oldham
2004/05 LDV Vans Trophy
Third Round
OLDHAM ATHLETIC(2)3
Kilkenny 14', Killen 17'(p), Croft 79' 
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(1)1
Boyd 32' 
Attendance: 2835 (167 Pools fans)
Ref: Mark Cowburn (Lancashire)
GOAL: Lee Croft (3-1) GOAL: Chris Killen (2-0) GOAL: Neil Kilkenny (1-0) Substitution: Darren Craddock for Micky Barron Substitution: Steven Istead for Gavin Strachan Substitution: Andy Appleby for Joel Porter GOAL: Adam Boyd (2-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Lee Croft (3-1) GOAL: Chris Killen (2-0) GOAL: Neil Kilkenny (1-0) Substitution: Darren Craddock for Micky Barron Substitution: Steven Istead for Gavin Strachan Substitution: Andy Appleby for Joel Porter GOAL: Adam Boyd (2-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Hartlepool`s attempt to win the LDV Vans Trophy was ended at the Northern Area quarter-final stage as Oldham secured a comfortable victory. The home side started the game the stronger and were two goals up within 20 minutes. First, a Dean Holden cross was headed back across goal for Neil KILKENNY to force home from close range. Then within two minutes, Micky Barron handled the ball in the box and Chris KILLEN made no mistake from the penalty spot. Pools hit back well after the second goal, with Adam Boyd and Joel Porter causing problems. It was BOYD who got his team back into the game, although Les Pogliacomi in the Oldham goal was given little chance as the striker`s 20 yard shot took a cruel deflection. Pools continued to press but Oldham hald them at bay to take a narrow advantage into the break.

For most of the second half the two sides exchanged chances. Substitute Andy Appleby missed a straightforward chance to equalise and Ritchie Humphreys shot just wide. At the other end Robert Lee also hit a shot narrowly wide while David Eyres hit the top of the post with a free-kick. With time running out, Oldham grabbed a decisve third goal. Kilkenny broke down the right and pulled the ball back into the path of Lee CROFT , and the Manchester City loanee restored his side`s two goals lead and ended Pools`s participation in the lower division cup for another season.

Teams

OLDHAM ATHLETIC
Manager: Not known
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0061Les Pogliacomi
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Dean Holden
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Adam Griffin
9040000901-1 flag flag0024Will Haining
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Daniel Hall
9060000901-1 flag flag0006Rob Lee
9071000901-1 flag flag0017Lee Croft
9080000901-1 flag flag0018David Eyres
9091000901-1 flag flag0479Chris Killen
90101000901-1 flag flag00610Neil Kilkenny
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Kevin Betsy
90120000901-1 flag flag00512Mark Hughes
90130000901-1 flag flag00113Scott Vernon
HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Neale Cooper
             
9010000901-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000741-1 flag flag0012Micky Barron-74
9030000901-1 flag flag00119John Brackstone
9040000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060000621-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan-62
9070010901-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9090000451-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter-45
90101000901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd
90110000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
901200045901-1 flag flag00125Andy Appleby+45
901300062901-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead+62
901400074901-1 flag flag00122Darren Craddock+74
9015000000-1 flag flag00212Jack Ross
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
1030100     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos26y 1d00
201503164     1  flag flag0012Micky Barron29y 344d04
302092     1  flag flag00119John Brackstone19y 295d01
40902577     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 291d05
5040693     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 247d04
6030525     1  flag flag00211Gavin Strachan25y 343d16
70701943     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 37d134
80411745     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 0d021
90303914     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter25y 341d111
101346250     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 189d
11030357     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 86d18
1200104     1  flag flag00125Andy Appleby19y 50d01
13011249     1  flag flag00120Steven Istead18y 221d02
14003125     1  flag flag00122Darren Craddock19y 281d00
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 198d