vs. Boston United
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Saturday, 8th January 2005
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2004/05 FA Cup
Third Round
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(0)0
 
BOSTON UNITED(0)0
 
Attendance: 5342
Ref: Alan Kaye (West Yorkshire)
Missed penalty: Adam Boyd Substitution: Steven Istead for Eifion Williams Substitution: Ben Clark for Mark Tinkler Substitution: Andy Appleby for Joel Porter Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Missed penalty: Adam Boyd Substitution: Steven Istead for Eifion Williams Substitution: Ben Clark for Mark Tinkler Substitution: Andy Appleby for Joel Porter Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Top scorer Adam Boyd missed a glorious chance to send Pools into the fourth round as League Two Boston United fought a determined rearguard battle to earn a replay. In previous rounds Pools had enjoyed comfortable home wins against lower division opposition and it was obvious from the first whistle that Boston`s manager Steve Evans had sent his side out with the instructions to keep it tight at the back.

Pools dominated throughout but were thwarted by a strong Pilgrims defence. When Pools did manage to breach the defence, they found visiting keeper Nathan Abbey in fine form. The keeper made fine saves to deny Sweeney, Williams, Porter and Humphreys. Chris Westwood also had two great chances but the centre half put both of them well over the bar. Boston`s only clear sight of goal came when Andy Kirk tried his luck from 20 yards but Konstantopoulos saved easily.

As a frustrating game drew to a close, substitute Andy Appleby broke into the box and was fouled by Lee Beevers, giving Pools a last minute penalty. Boyd took the responsibility but blazed his kick over the bar, ensuring that Pools would have to travel to South Lincolnshire to try to secure a fourth round place.

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
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060000861-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler-86
9070000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9090000641-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter-64
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd
90110000871-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams-87
901200087901-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead+87
901300086901-1 flag flag00117Ben Clark+86
901400064901-1 flag flag00125Andy Appleby+64
9015000000-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
BOSTON UNITED
Manager: Not known
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Nathan Abbey
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Paul Ellender
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Lee Beevers
9040000901-1 flag flag0024Austin McCann
9050000901-1 flag flag0005Kevin James
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Holland
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Simon Rusk
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Mark Greaves
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Jason Lee
90100000901-1 flag flag00510Andy Kirk
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Danny Thomas
90120000901-1 flag flag00112David Noble
90130000901-1 flag flag00113Lee Thompson
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
1020180     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos26y 40d00
2021183     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 217d00
3010321     1  flag flag0023Hugh Robertson29y 295d06
401102667     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 330d29
5050753     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 286d04
60802033     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 76d135
7030447     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 125d011
80901835     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 39d122
90414814     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter26y 14d214
100327150     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 228d243
1107012412     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams29y 54d140
12005256     1  flag flag00120Steven Istead18y 260d02
1302173     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark21y 350d00
14001012     1  flag flag00125Andy Appleby19y 89d02
Average age of starting eleven = 26y 255d