vs. Torquay United
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Saturday, 15th January 2005
Plainmoor, Torquay
2004/05 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 27 of 46
TORQUAY UNITED(1)1
Kuffour 13' 
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(0)2
Porter 68', Sweeney 71' 
Attendance: 2543
Ref: Lee Probert (Gloucestershire)
GOAL: Jo Kuffour (1-0) Substitution: Gavin Strachan for Adam Boyd Substitution: Steven Istead for Joel Porter GOAL: Antony Sweeney (1-2) GOAL: Joel Porter (1-1) Substitution: Andy Appleby for Eifion Williams Missed penalty: Mark Tinkler Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Jo Kuffour (1-0) Substitution: Gavin Strachan for Adam Boyd Substitution: Steven Istead for Joel Porter GOAL: Antony Sweeney (1-2) GOAL: Joel Porter (1-1) Substitution: Andy Appleby for Eifion Williams Missed penalty: Mark Tinkler Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools staged a second half fightback to win the points at Plainmoor and extend their unbeaten league run to seven games. In the first half the home team belied their lowly league position and played some lovely football. However, despite enjoying the lion`s share of possession, they failed to trouble Dimitrios Konstantopolous on more than a couple of occasions. The only goal that their efforts produced came on 13 mintues when Jo KUFFOUR latched onto a Constantine pass and held off Jack Ross (with a suspicion of handball) to steer the ball into the far corner of the Pools goal. For the remainder of the half the Gulls dominated possession but showed a lack of quality in the final third. With eight minutes of the half remaining Pools were handed a glorious chance to equalise when they were awarded a penalty for a handball by Craig Taylor. With regular penalty taker Adam Boyd having missed in the previous game, Mark Tinkler took responsibility. However the chance was missed as Tinkler`s penalty hit the inside of the left post before rolling along the line to safety.

In the second half Pools looked a different team as they hit the home team with a series of attacks, culminating in a devastating burst midway through the half in which they turned the game on its head. First Boyd released Joel PORTER who calmly rounded the keeper to equalise. From the kickoff, Pools won the ball and continued to exert huge pressure on the Torquay defence and took the lead when Jack Ross`s cross from the right was headed home by Anthony SWEENEY. Torquay fought hard to get back on terms and Ross had to be on hand to head off the line when Konstantopoulos`s save from Akinfenwa rebounded off the Gulls striker and looped towards the goal. The Pools keeper also saved well from Alex Russell as Pools held on for a valuable three points.

Teams

TORQUAY UNITED
Manager: Leroy Rosenior
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0441Olafur Gottskalksson
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Steve Woods
9030010901-1 flag flag0013Craig Taylor
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Paul Robinson
9050000901-1 flag flag0055Brian McGlinchey
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Alex Russell
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Kevin Hill
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Tony Bedeau
9090000901-1 flag flag0229Adebayo Akinfenwa
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Leon Constantine
90111000901-1 flag flag00111Jo Kuffour
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Lee Canoville
90130000901-1 flag flag00113Martin Phillips
HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Neale Cooper
             
9010000901-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9030000901-1 flag flag00117Ben Clark
9040000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9050000901-1 flag flag00212Jack Ross
9060000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9070000901-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler
9081000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9090000651-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams-65
90100000891-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd-89
90111010761-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter-76
9012000000-1 flag flag00119John Brackstone
901300089901-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan+89
901400076901-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead+76
901500065901-1 flag flag00125Andy Appleby+65
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
10130190     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos26y 47d00
2023172677     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 337d79
305283     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark21y 357d00
40613763     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 293d44
50162193     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 224d00
6016141845     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 46d2122
7017932043     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 83d3335
81357457     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 132d
901081012512     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams29y 61d3540
10060447250     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 235d3943
11139124914     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter26y 21d
1304495510     1  flag flag00211Gavin Strachan26y 23d56
140148257     1  flag flag00120Steven Istead18y 267d12
150011013     1  flag flag00125Andy Appleby19y 96d22
Average age of starting eleven = 26y 1d

League Table

PPts
5Bristol City2743
6HARTLEPOOL2643
7Bournemouth2542
18Colchester2531
19Torquay2727
20Blackpool2625
PPts
4Sheffield Wed2847
5HARTLEPOOL2746
6Bristol City2844
18Colchester2631
19Torquay2827
20Blackpool2726