vs. Colchester United
All matches in 2004/05

Match Details

Saturday, 9th April 2005
Layer Road, Colchester
2004/05 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 42 of 46
Johnson 39' 
Sweeney 54' 
Attendance: 3148 (280 Pools fans)
GOAL: Gavin Johnson (1-0) Substitution: Andy Appleby for Jon Daly Substitution: Steven Istead for Thomas Butler GOAL: Antony Sweeney (1-1) Substitution: Steve Howey for Michael Nelson Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Gavin Johnson (1-0) Substitution: Andy Appleby for Jon Daly Substitution: Steven Istead for Thomas Butler GOAL: Antony Sweeney (1-1) Substitution: Steve Howey for Michael Nelson Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools were dealt a blow in the build-up to the game at Layer Road when in-form striker Joel Porter was ruled out with a twisted ankle. Jon Daly was given the task of filling the Australian`s boots alongside Adam Boyd in the Pools attack. Gavin Strachan and Hugh Robertson returned to the side at the expense of Darren Craddock and the injured Matty Robson. Goalkeeper Jim Provett was also left out, with Dimitrios Konstantopoulos taking his place.

Pools started brightly and came agonisingly close to scoring after just four minutes, but Robertson`s left-footed free kick hit the underside of the bar and rebounded to safety. Ben Clark put a header wide as Pools continued to press. But as the half wore on the hosts started to get to grips with the game with Neil Danns, who had spent a loan spell at Pools 12 months earlier, at the centre of most positive moves. When Colchester broke the deadlock it was a little harsh on Pools. Michael Nelson, so impressive in recent games at the heart of defence, was at the touchline receiving treatment as Stockley took a throw into the danger area. After a couple of ricochets the ball found its way to Gavin JOHNSON and he shot past Konstantopoulos to give the home side the lead.

Pools began the second half well and were level within ten minutes, though the goal was a little fortunate. A wind-assisted left wing cross from Thomas BUTLER evaded everyone, including the much travelled Aiden Davison in the Colchester goal, and nestled in the corner. Boyd, Sweeney and Ritchie Humphreys all went close to giving Pools the lead as the visitors enjoyed a spell of pressure, and Pools had a good case for a penalty when a Us defender handled the ball inside the area. Jon Daly, enjoying an improved performance, put a header just over the bar and had another effort cleared off the line by Liam Chilvers. Pools came even closer when Steve Howey, on as a second half substitute for the injured Nelson, rattled the post with a header. But the home side enjoyed their share of possession too and nearly snatched the win twice in the closing minutes. First Danns missed a sitter when given too much room in the area. Then as the game entered the last few seconds of stoppage time, Konstantopoulos spilled a cross. Luckily for the travelling Pools supporters, the big Greek recovered and pounced on the loose ball.


Manager: Phil Parkinson
9010000901-1 flag flag0051Aidan Davison
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Sam Stockley
9030000901-1 flag flag0013John White
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Liam Chilvers
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Stephen Hunt
9060010901-1 flag flag0016Greg Halford
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Neil Danns
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Kevin Watson
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Ryan Jarvis
90100000901-1 flag flag00210Marino Keith
90111000901-1 flag flag00111Gavin Johnson
90120000901-1 flag flag00612Richard Garcia
Manager: Neale Cooper
9010000901-1 flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000901-1 flag flag00117Ben Clark
9030000901-1 flag flag0023Hugh Robertson
9040000901-1 flag flag0016Chris Westwood
9050000491-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson-49
9060000901-1 flag flag00211Gavin Strachan
9071000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9090000851-1 flag flag00416Jon Daly-85
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd
90110000811-1 flag flag00432Thomas Butler-81
9012000000-1 flag flag00122Darren Craddock
901300049901-1 flag flag00142Steve Howey+49
901400181901-1 flag flag00120Steven Istead+81
901500085901-1 flag flag00125Andy Appleby+85
9016000000-1 flag flag0011Jim Provett
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
10210300     1  flag flag00821Dimi Konstantopoulos26y 131d00
20184245     1  flag flag00117Ben Clark22y 75d00
30352412     1  flag flag0023Hugh Robertson30y 21d66
4024072797     1  flag flag0016Chris Westwood28y 55d79
50763943     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson25y 12d44
605296310     1  flag flag00211Gavin Strachan26y 107d67
71507637     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 216d
8017642025     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 130d2223
902626     1  flag flag00416Jon Daly22y 91d00
10073468852     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd22y 319d4550
1103232     1  flag flag00432Thomas Butler24y 7d11
1300101     1  flag flag00142Steve Howey33y 165d00
140153265     1  flag flag00120Steven Istead18y 351d12
150014117     1  flag flag00125Andy Appleby19y 180d22
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 40d

League Table

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