vs. Bradford City
All matches in 2005/06

Match Details

Saturday, 6th August 2005
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2005/06 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 1 of 46
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(0)0
 
BRADFORD CITY(1)2
Windass 8', Petta 55' 
Attendance: 6271 (929 Bradford fans)
Ref: Mike Pike (Cumbria)
Substitution: Gavin Strachan for Lee Bullock 2 substitutions Substitution: Ben Muirhead for Bobby Petta Substitution: Danny Cadamarteri for Andy Cooke GOAL: Bobby Petta (0-2) GOAL: Dean Windass (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Gavin Strachan for Lee Bullock 2 substitutions Substitution: Ben Muirhead for Bobby Petta Substitution: Danny Cadamarteri for Andy Cooke GOAL: Bobby Petta (0-2) GOAL: Dean Windass (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

The 2005/06 season got off to a disappointing start as a disjointed Pools lost on the opening day for the first time since 1999. All four of Martin Scott`s summer signings made their league debuts, with Ben Clark being given the chance to forge a defensive partnership with Michael Nelson in the wake of Chris Westwood`s departure to Walsall. Michael Proctor started up front alongside Adam Boyd in the absence of Player of the Year Joel Porter.

The opening goal came after just eight minutes. Dean WINDASS, who had scored the first goal of the season at Victoria Park a year earlier, rose between two defenders to head in unchallenged from a Marc Bridge-Wilkinson cross. Pools battled back but the best they had to show from a disappointing first half was a Proctor overhead kick that went wide.

At the start of the second half Ritchie Humphreys hit a great free kick from 25 yards that was superbly saved by Donovan Ricketts. It was as close as Pools would get. With the team pushing forward, Bradford struck with a classic counter-attack. Windass played the ball through to Bobby PETTA who resisted two challenges to score. Scott threw on Jon Daly to form a three-pronged attack but Bradford`s defence held out with relative ease. Proctor had one good chance to reduce the arrears but his tame shot was hit straight at Ricketts.

Teams

HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Martin Scott
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0081Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000901-1 flag flag00123Darren Williams
9030000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9040000901-1 flag flag00116Ben Clark
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060000801-1 flag flag00122Lee Bullock-80
9070000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000651-1 flag flag0037Chris Llewellyn-65
9090000901-1 flag flag0016Michael Proctor
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd
90110000651-1 flag flag00424Thomas Butler-65
9012000000-1 flag flag00120Darren Craddock
901300080901-1 flag flag00212Gavin Strachan+80
901400065901-1 flag flag00311Eifion Williams+65
901500065901-1 flag flag00414Jon Daly+65
9016000000-1 flag flag00121Jim Provett
BRADFORD CITY
Manager: Not known
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0191Donovan Ricketts
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Darren Holloway
9030000901-1 flag flag0013David Wetherall
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Mark Bower
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Andrew Taylor
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Marc Bridge-Wilkinson
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Tom Kearney
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Steve Schumacher
9090000821-1 flag flag0019Andy Cooke-82
90101000901-1 flag flag00110Dean Windass
90111000891-1 flag flag02411Bobby Petta-89
901200082901-1 flag flag00112Danny Cadamarteri+82
901300089901-1 flag flag00113Ben Muirhead+89
90140000900-1 flag flag01914Damion Stewart
90150000900-1 flag flag00115Russell Howarth
90160000900-1 flag flag00116Lee Crooks
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
10260380     1  flag flag0081Dimi Konstantopoulos26y 250d00
201010     1  flag flag00123Darren Williams28y 100d00
3018142105     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 249d2223
40224285     1  flag flag00116Ben Clark22y 194d00
508131023     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson25y 131d44
601010     1  flag flag00122Lee Bullock24y 76d00
70557717     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 335d1417
801010     1  flag flag0037Chris Llewellyn25y 343d00
901010     1  flag flag0016Michael Proctor24y 307d00
10078469652     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd23y 73d4956
1106475     1  flag flag00424Thomas Butler24y 126d11
13055116912     1  flag flag00212Gavin Strachan26y 226d67
1401191413818     1  flag flag00311Eifion Williams29y 264d3743
15049610     1  flag flag00414Jon Daly22y 210d12
Average age of starting eleven = 24y 365d

League Table

PPts
3Bournemouth00
4Bradford00
5Brentford00
10Gillingham00
11HARTLEPOOL00
12Huddersfield00
PPts
2Barnsley13
3Bradford13
4Brentford13
20Blackpool10
21HARTLEPOOL10
22Scunthorpe10