vs. Milton Keynes Dons
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Monday, 3rd January 2005
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2004/05 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 26 of 46
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(1)5
Sweeney 21', Boyd 49', 57', Porter 80', Appleby 90' 
MILTON KEYNES DONS(0)0
 
Attendance: 5060 (91 Milton Keynes fans)
GOAL: Andy Appleby (5-0) Substitution: Gavin Strachan for Eifion Williams GOAL: Joel Porter (4-0) Substitution: Ben Clark for Mark Tinkler Substitution: Andy Appleby for Adam Boyd GOAL: Adam Boyd (3-0) GOAL: Adam Boyd (2-0) GOAL: Antony Sweeney (1-0) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Andy Appleby (5-0) Substitution: Gavin Strachan for Eifion Williams GOAL: Joel Porter (4-0) Substitution: Ben Clark for Mark Tinkler Substitution: Andy Appleby for Adam Boyd GOAL: Adam Boyd (3-0) GOAL: Adam Boyd (2-0) GOAL: Antony Sweeney (1-0) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools produced a superb second half performance to beat a spirited MK Dons side and gain revenge for a heavy defeat earlier in the season. The first half was quite an even affair, with Dons striker Allan Smart having two excellent chances to open the scoring. After just six minutes Chris Westwood had to be alert to clear Smart`s effort off the line and towards half-time Smart hit the bar from a free kick with Konstantopoulos beaten. Between those two efforts, Pools took the lead. Hugh Robertson played the ball through to Anthony SWEENEY just inside the left corner of the box. The young midfielder controlled the ball and lobbed it over Matt Baker for a lovely goal. It was a sweet moment for Sweeney who had received the first red card of his career in the game at Milton Keynes.

The first half had been a close contest, but in the second half Pools stepped up a gear and blew their opponents away. Two quickfire Adam Boyd goals ended the game as a contest. First the striker chased a long ball down the left hand side of the box and seemed to mis-control it. But with a lovely piece of skill BOYD kept the ball in play with a sliding stop before cutting inside and smashing the ball into the far top corner. Eight minutes later BOYD got on the end of a long Jack Ross pass, sidestepped his marker and drilled the ball into the top corner to make it 3-0. Boyd was injured in scoring his second and had to be replaced by Andy Appleby. He was therefore denied the chance of a first senior hat-trick when Joel Porter was fouled in the area by Ben Chorley. PORTER took the penalty himself and, though his kick was saved by Baker, the Australian striker was first to the rebound and tucked it away. In stoppage time, APPLEBY completed the rout when he bundled the ball over the line after Ritchie Humphreys had squared Ross`s cross into his path.

Teams

HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Neale Cooper
             
9010000901-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000901-1 flag flag00212Jack Ross
9030000901-1 flag flag0023Hugh Robertson
9040000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9050010901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060000621-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler-62
9071000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9091000901-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter
90102000591-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd-59
90110000851-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams-85
901210059901-1 flag flag00125Andy Appleby+59
901300062901-1 flag flag00117Ben Clark+62
901400085901-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan+85
9015000000-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
MILTON KEYNES DONS
Manager: Danny Wilson
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Matt Baker
9020000901-1 flag flag0062Gareth Edds
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Ben Chorley
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Steve Palmer
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Dean Lewington
9060000901-1 flag flag0376Laurent Herve
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Wade Small
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Paul Mitchell
9090000901-1 flag flag0029Allan Smart
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Izale McLeod
90110000901-1 flag flag00611Nicky Rizzo
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Malvin Kamara
90130000901-1 flag flag02213Shola Oyedele
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
10120170     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos26y 35d00
20152173     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 212d00
30291311     1  flag flag0023Hugh Robertson29y 290d66
4023072657     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 325d79
50603743     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 281d44
6017832023     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 71d3335
71347437     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 120d
8016041825     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 34d2122
9138124714     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter26y 9d
10259447050     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 223d
1101071012312     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams29y 49d3540
121010011     1  flag flag00125Andy Appleby19y 84d
1304272     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark21y 345d00
140448559     1  flag flag00211Gavin Strachan26y 11d56
Average age of starting eleven = 26y 250d

League Table

PPts
6Sheffield Wed2540
7HARTLEPOOL2540
8Bristol City2539
20Blackpool2525
21Milton Keynes2522
22Peterborough2521
PPts
4Sheffield Wed2643
5HARTLEPOOL2643
6Bournemouth2542
21Peterborough2622
22Milton Keynes2622
23Wrexham2621