vs. Brentford
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Saturday, 29th January 2005
Griffin Park, Brentford
2004/05 FA Cup
Fourth Round
Attendance: 8967
Ref: Richard Beeby (Northamptonshire)
Substitution: Andy Appleby for Joel Porter Substitution: Steven Istead for Ben Clark Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Andy Appleby for Joel Porter Substitution: Steven Istead for Ben Clark Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Defences dominated proceedings as Pools ground out a draw in a tough away cup tie at Griffin Park. Pools, attempting to reach the FA Cup fifth round for the first time in their history, had little in the way of clear chances as the hosts dominated possession. But the defensive resolve was such that the Bees were reduced to few chances of their own. The most likely source of a goal was always going to be a cross, with John Salako in particular providing good service, but Nelson and Westwood dealt with the threat superbly.

The Bees wasted a gilt-edged chance to clinch the game late in the second half. A Jack Ross back-header put the defence in trouble and, when Ritchie Humphreys slipped, Isaiah Rankin was clean through on goal. Thankfully for Pools, the Brentford player hesitated far too long and allowed Nelson to get back and dispossess him and earn Pools a replay.


Manager: Martin Allen
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Stuart Nelson
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Michael Dobson
9030000901-1 flag flag0223Sam Sodje
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Michael Turner
9050000901-1 flag flag0015John Salako
9060010901-1 flag flag0016Stewart Talbot
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Eddie Hutchinson
9080000901-1 flag flag0048Jay Tabb
9090000901-1 flag flag0199Deon Burton
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Ben May
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Isaiah Rankin
90120000901-1 flag flag00412Stephen Hunt
90130000901-1 flag flag00113Andy Frampton
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
9060000681-1 flag flag00117Ben Clark-68
9070000901-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler
9080010901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9090000871-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter-87
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd
90110000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9012000000-1 flag flag0012Micky Barron
901300087901-1 flag flag00125Andy Appleby+87
9014000000-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
901500068901-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead+68
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
1040220     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos26y 61d00
2041223     1  flag flag00212Jack Ross28y 238d00
3030351     1  flag flag0023Hugh Robertson29y 316d06
401302707     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood27y 351d29
5070793     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 307d04
6041113     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark22y 5d00
701002073     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 97d135
801101875     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 60d122
90515114     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter26y 35d215
100527550     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 249d345
11050487     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 146d013
13012115     1  flag flag00125Andy Appleby19y 110d02
15007260     1  flag flag00120Steven Istead18y 281d02
Average age of starting eleven = 26y 37d