vs. Stockport County
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Saturday, 11th December 2004
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2004/05 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 21 of 46
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(1)3
Westwood 28', 51', Porter 55' 
STOCKPORT COUNTY(1)1
Daly 26' 
Attendance: 4572 (190 Stockport fans)
Ref: Paul Robinson (East Yorkshire)
Substitution: Steven Istead for Adam Boyd Substitution: Andy Appleby for Gavin Strachan GOAL: Joel Porter (3-1) GOAL: Chris Westwood (2-1) Substitution: Eifion Williams for Ben Clark GOAL: Chris Westwood (1-1) GOAL: Jon Daly (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Steven Istead for Adam Boyd Substitution: Andy Appleby for Gavin Strachan GOAL: Joel Porter (3-1) GOAL: Chris Westwood (2-1) Substitution: Eifion Williams for Ben Clark GOAL: Chris Westwood (1-1) GOAL: Jon Daly (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Hugh Robertson made a welcome return to the Pools starting eleven after recovering from a foot injury that had seen him miss most of the season. The rest of the side was unchanged from the one that had lost at Walsall in midweek.

Pools started the better and Stockport had their keeper Neil Cutler to thank for two smart saves to deny Anthony Sweeney and Joel Porter. Pools were made to pay for failing to turn their pressure into goals when Stockport took the lead. A slip from Robertson allowed two Stockport players through on goal, and Jon DALY made no mistake from 15 yards. The goal seemed to spur Pools on and, within a minute, they were back on terms. Robertson made amends for his slip with a good delivery from a corner to allow Chris WESTWOOD to head home for his fourth goal in as many games. The centre half had only managed three goals in over 200 previous appearances for Pools! The rest of the half was quite evenly matched, with Stockport`s Ashley Williams coming closest when his shot hit the post and rebounded to the grateful Konstantopoulos.

Two goals in the first ten minutes of the second period sealed the points for Pools. First, a Gavin Strachan free-kick was flicked goalwards by Eifion Williams. The ball was heading into the goal with Cutler beaten but WESTWOOD made sure by heading in from a yard. Then just four minutes later, a wonderful break down the left by Robertson created a chance for Adam Boyd. His shot was blocked but PORTER was first to the loose ball and he made no mistake. Stockport didn`t give up and Konstantopoulos saved well from Lambert and Daly, but Pools held on to take a well-earned three points.

Teams

HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Neale Cooper
             
9010000901-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000901-1 flag flag00212Jack Ross
9030000901-1 flag flag0023Hugh Robertson
9042000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9050000421-1 flag flag00117Ben Clark-42
9060010711-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan-71
9070000901-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9091000901-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter
90100000851-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd-85
90110000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
901200042901-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams+42
901300071901-1 flag flag00125Andy Appleby+71
901400085901-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead+85
9015000000-1 flag flag00119John Brackstone
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
STOCKPORT COUNTY
Manager: Not known
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Neil Cutler
9020000901-1 flag flag0012John Hardiker
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Ashley Williams
9040010901-1 flag flag0054Danny Griffin
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Danny Adams
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Damien Allen
9070010901-1 flag flag0047Jim Goodwin
9080000901-1 flag flag0068Mark Robertson
9090010901-1 flag flag0019Rickie Lambert
90101000901-1 flag flag00410Jon Daly
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Marc Bridge-Wilkinson
90120010901-1 flag flag00212Lee Mair
90130000901-1 flag flag00113Stuart Barlow
90140000901-1 flag flag00114Chris Williams
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
1070120     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos26y 12d00
20102123     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 189d00
30241261     1  flag flag0023Hugh Robertson29y 267d66
4222572607     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 302d
504171     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark21y 322d00
60444555     1  flag flag00211Gavin Strachan25y 354d56
7017331973     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 48d3335
8015541775     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 11d2021
9133124214     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter25y 352d
10054446550     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 200d3438
110297387     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 97d58
1201021011812     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams29y 26d3540
1300506     1  flag flag00125Andy Appleby19y 61d11
140143251     1  flag flag00120Steven Istead18y 232d12
Average age of starting eleven = 26y 30d

League Table

PPts
10Huddersfield2029
11HARTLEPOOL2029
12Swindon2028
23Milton Keynes2015
24Stockport2010
PPts
8Bristol City2132
9HARTLEPOOL2132
10Sheffield Wed2130
23Wrexham2117
24Stockport2110