vs. Huddersfield Town
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Friday, 25th March 2005
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2004/05 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 38 of 46
Booth 42' 
Attendance: 6205 (704 Huddersfield fans)
Ref: Mike Pike (Cumbria)
Substitution: Ben Clark for Mark Tinkler Substitution: Thomas Butler for Hugh Robertson Substitution: Adam Boyd for Eifion Williams Red card: Nathan Clarke GOAL: Andy Booth (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Ben Clark for Mark Tinkler Substitution: Thomas Butler for Hugh Robertson Substitution: Adam Boyd for Eifion Williams Red card: Nathan Clarke GOAL: Andy Booth (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Neale Cooper looked to build on the previous weekend`s encouraging victory at Bradford by naming an unchanged side for the Friday night visit of Huddersfield Town. It meant that leading scorer Adam Boyd still had to be content with a place on the bench.

Pools started with confidence but were guilty of missing the chances they created. Antony Sweeney and Joel Porter both shot wide while Matty Robson`s crossshot drifted inches wide of the far post. Eifion Williams picked up an injury after half an hour and was replaced by Boyd, but even with the addition of Boyd`s trickery, Pools could not find a way past a determined Town defence. The Terriers took the lead on 42 minutes with their only real opportunity. A mishit shot from Pawel Abbott turned into an inviting cross for Andy BOOTH and the striker placed a header over Jim Provett and into the net.

The second half followed much the same pattern as the first. Pools continued to pour forwards and Town`s chances took a blow midway through the half when defender Tom Clarke, having already been booked, tripped Sweeney to prevent yet another Pools attack and was sent from the field. From this point onwards the game was a siege. Darren Craddock and Chris Westwood both hit the bar and keeper Paul Rachubka saved brilliantly from a Nelson header. Boyd hit an overhead kick into Rachubka`s arms and created a half-chance for Porter that went narrowly wide. With two minutes remaining, Nelson hit a low drive from the edge of the area towards the left corner, but Rachubka produced another wonderful save to tip it round the post at full stretch. It proved to be the last chance as Huddersfield held on for a dramatic victory.


Manager: Neale Cooper
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
9020000901-1 flag flag00122Darren Craddock
9030000601-1 flag flag0023Hugh Robertson-60
9040000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060000661-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler-66
9070000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9090000311-1 flag flag0039Eifion Williams-31
90100000901-1 flag flag00614Joel Porter
90110010901-1 flag flag00118Matty Robson
901200066901-1 flag flag00117Ben Clark+66
9013000000-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
901400060901-1 flag flag00432Thomas Butler+60
901500031901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd+31
9016000000-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
Manager: Peter Jackson
9010000901-1 flag flag0151Paul Rachubka
9020000901-1 flag flag0012David Mirfin
9030110901-1 flag flag0013Nathan Clarke-90
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Tom Clarke
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Andy Holdsworth
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Jon Worthington
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Chris Brandon
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Adnan Ahmed
9091000901-1 flag flag0019Andy Booth
90100000901-1 flag flag03810Pawel Abbott
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Rob Edwards
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Nat Brown
90130000901-1 flag flag00313Lee Fowler
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
10630730     1  flag flag0011Jim Provett22y 93d00
20142156     1  flag flag00122Darren Craddock20y 30d00
30331391     1  flag flag0023Hugh Robertson30y 6d66
4023672757     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood28y 40d79
50723903     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson24y 362d44
6018432123     1  flag flag0014Mark Tinkler30y 152d3335
70467597     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 201d1114
8017241985     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 115d2122
901161213315     1  flag flag0039Eifion Williams29y 130d3742
10050126214     1  flag flag00614Joel Porter26y 90d1519
11032114112     1  flag flag00118Matty Robson20y 61d34
120144205     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark22y 60d00
1400101     1  flag flag00432Thomas Butler23y 357d00
15069468452     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 304d4348
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 183d

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