vs. Bristol City
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Saturday, 22nd January 2005
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2004/05 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 28 of 46
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(1)2
Boyd 16'(p), Sweeney 71' 
BRISTOL CITY(1)1
Brooker 26' 
Attendance: 5399 (353 Bristol City fans)
Ref: Brian Curson (Leicestershire)
Substitution: Steven Istead for Antony Sweeney Substitution: Andy Appleby for Joel Porter GOAL: Antony Sweeney (2-1) GOAL: Adam Boyd (1-0) GOAL: Steve Brooker (1-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Steven Istead for Antony Sweeney Substitution: Andy Appleby for Joel Porter GOAL: Antony Sweeney (2-1) GOAL: Adam Boyd (1-0) GOAL: Steve Brooker (1-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools gained some small revenge for their playoff defeat when one of their best performances of the season earned a superb win against their fellow promotion contenders, Bristol City. Pools started the game strongly and were given an early chance to take the lead when Tony Butler felled Joel Porter in the box. Adam BOYD showed no signs of nerves after a couple of recent spot-kick misses, dispatching the ball coolly to the keeper`s right. Pools dominated the rest of the half, playing some wonderful football, but were rocked after 26 minutes when Steve BROOKER latched onto a long ball and shot across Konstantopoulos into the far corner. It was a blow to Pools and, despite good chances falling to Porter, they had to be satisfied with a 1-1 scoreline at the break.

The second half followed the same pattern as the first with Boyd and Porter causing the City defence huge problems. But City held firm and looked capable of getting a point. They had a chance to go ahead themselves when Leroy Lita broke clear but his shot was straight at the keeper. From the breakaway, Boyd and Porter combined beautifully to release SWEENEY who calmly slotted home the winner. It gave Pools a deserved three points after they had outplayed a good team in a high-quality game.

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
9060000901-1 flag flag00117Ben Clark
9070000901-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9091000901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd
90100000791-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter-79
90111000891-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney-89
901200089901-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead+89
901300079901-1 flag flag00125Andy Appleby+79
9014000000-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
9015000000-1 flag flag00119John Brackstone
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
BRISTOL CITY
Manager: Brian Tinnion
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Steve Phillips
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Danny Coles
9030010901-1 flag flag0013Tony Butler
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Clayton Fortune
9050010901-1 flag flag0015Jamie Smith
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Bradley Orr
9070000901-1 flag flag0067Luke Wilkshire
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Tony Dinning
9091000901-1 flag flag0019Steve Brooker
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Leroy Lita
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Mickey Bell
90120000901-1 flag flag00212Scott Murray
90130000901-1 flag flag00513Tom Doherty
90140000901-1 flag flag00414Paul Heffernan
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
10140210     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos26y 54d00
20172213     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 231d00
30301341     1  flag flag0023Hugh Robertson29y 309d66
4023272697     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 344d79
50623783     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 300d44
6062103     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark21y 364d00
7018032063     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 90d3335
8016241865     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 53d2122
9161447450     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 242d
10040125014     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter26y 28d1115
111367477     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 139d
120149259     1  flag flag00120Steven Istead18y 274d12
130012114     1  flag flag00125Andy Appleby19y 103d22
Average age of starting eleven = 26y 30d

League Table

PPts
4Sheffield Wed2950
5HARTLEPOOL2746
6Bristol City2844
7Bournemouth2643
PPts
4Sheffield Wed2950
5HARTLEPOOL2849
6Brentford2846
7Bristol City2944
8Bournemouth2743