vs. Boston United
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Wednesday, 19th January 2005
York Street, Boston
2004/05 FA Cup
Third Round Replay
Boyd 72' 
Attendance: 3653 (675 Pools fans)
Ref: Alan Kaye (West Yorkshire)
Substitution: Steven Istead for Andy Appleby GOAL: Adam Boyd (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Steven Istead for Andy Appleby GOAL: Adam Boyd (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

A battling away performance saw Pools edge past their League Two opponents at the second time of asking to earn a trip to Brentford in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Pools were dealt a pre-match blow when Joel Porter and Eifion Willams were both ruled out through illness. Andy Appleby was given his chance to start up front alongside top-scorer Adam Boyd

The match was an untidy affair with little goalmouth action. Anthony Sweeney fired Pools`s best first half chance across the face of the Boston goal. At the other end, the Pilgrims`s top scorer Andy Kirk had a good opportunity but his attempted chip lacked conviction and was plucked out of the air by Konstantopoulos.

Boston stepped up a gear in the second half as they sensed a chance to win the tie. Kirk, David Noble and Mark Greaves all brought good saves out of Konstantopoulos, while Kirk also hit the post. With 20 minutes remaining Pools took the lead against the run of play. Adam BOYD picked the ball up on the right and cut inside. He hit a curling left foot shot that found its way into the goal past the unsighted keeper. Boyd`s strike made amends for his injury-time penalty miss in the first time that made the replay necessary.

Boston continued to press forward and Konstantopoulos was again called into action to deny Paul Ellender. With seconds remaining on the clock the York Street cheered what they thought was a Boston equaliser. Sadly for them, the linesman`s flag denied them the chance of extra time and within seconds the referee signalled the end of the game.


Manager: Not known
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Nathan Abbey
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Lee Beevers
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Paul Ellender
9040000901-1 flag flag0024Austin McCann
9050000901-1 flag flag0005Kevin James
9060000901-1 flag flag0016David Noble
9070010901-1 flag flag0017Mark Greaves
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Chris Holland
9090000901-1 flag flag0059Andy Kirk
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Danny Thomas
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Greg Strong
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Simon Rusk
90130000901-1 flag flag00113Jason Lee
90140000901-1 flag flag00114Lee Thompson
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
9060000901-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler
9070000901-1 flag flag00117Ben Clark
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9091000901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd
90100010781-1 flag flag00125Andy Appleby-78
90110010901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
901200078901-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead+78
9013000000-1 flag flag00119John Brackstone
9014000000-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
9015000000-1 flag flag00123Jack Wilkinson
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
1030200     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos26y 51d00
2031203     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 228d00
3020331     1  flag flag0023Hugh Robertson29y 306d06
401202687     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 341d29
5060773     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 297d04
60902053     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 87d135
703193     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark21y 361d00
801001855     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 50d122
91427350     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 239d
10011113     1  flag flag00125Andy Appleby19y 100d02
11040467     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 136d012
12006258     1  flag flag00120Steven Istead18y 271d02
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 167d