vs. Doncaster Rovers
All matches in 2005/06

Match Details

Saturday, 13th August 2005
Belle Vue, Doncaster
2005/06 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 3 of 46
Daly 45' 
Attendance: 5061
Ref: Graham Salisbury (Lancashire)
Substitution: Leo Fortune-West for Neil Roberts Substitution: Lewis Guy for James Coppinger Substitution: Adam Boyd for Michael Proctor GOAL: Jon Daly (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Leo Fortune-West for Neil Roberts Substitution: Lewis Guy for James Coppinger Substitution: Adam Boyd for Michael Proctor GOAL: Jon Daly (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools kicked their season into gear with a hard-fought victory against Doncaster at a soggy Belle Vue. The game saw a debut handed to young centre-half Neill Collins, newly arrived on a half-season loan from Premiership neighbours Sunderland. Martin Scott persisted with a strikeforce of Jon Daly and Michael Proctor, meaning that Adam Boyd had to be content with a place on the bench for the second successive game.

Pools started the game brightly with Thomas Butler looking particularly lively. Daly came close to giving his side an early advantage but his low shot was kept out by Rovers keeper Andy Warrington. The home side weathered the early Pools pressure and gradually began to create some chances of their own. Neil Roberts and Steve Foster both had good chances to score but were denied by a lack of composure and a fine save respectively. Pools were still looking dangerous and Warrington had to be at his best to keep out a wicked curler from Proctor ten minutes from the break. But the keeper was beaten on the stroke of half-time as Pools took a crucial lead. Butler ran at the home defence and hit a low shot from 20 yards. Warrington made another good save but the loose ball was pounced on by DALY who scored from six yards in front of the soaked travelling supporters.

Doncaster came out in the second half determined to turn the game around and Pools found themselves on the back foot for the majority of the half. Collins put in a fantastic debut performance, winning most of his challenges in the air and on the floor. Micahel Nelson was his usual impressive self and, along with Collins, restricted the home side to few clear sights at goals. When they were beaten, Rovers found Dimi Konstantopoulos in imperious form. He saved well at James Coppinger`s feet and produced a fingertip effort to deny Paul Heffernan. But his best moment came when a point blank Phil McGuire header from a corner seemed to be past him. The Greek keeper somehow reached backwards and clawed the ball off the goal-line one-handed.

Pools still had their moments on the break, with Lee Bullock coming closest when his header hit the bar. But this was a defensive performance first and foremost, and the delighted away fans could largely thank Konstantopoulos and his defenders for the first league win at Belle Vue in over 20 years.


Manager: Not known
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Andy Warrington
9020000901-1 flag flag0022Phil McGuire
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Nicky Fenton
9040010901-1 flag flag0014Steve Foster
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Tim Ryan
9060000901-1 flag flag0046Sean Thornton
9070000701-1 flag flag0017James Coppinger-70
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ricky Ravenhill
9090000771-1 flag flag0039Neil Roberts-77
90100000901-1 flag flag00410Paul Heffernan
90110000901-1 flag flag00211Michael McIndoe
901200070901-1 flag flag00112Lewis Guy+70
901300077901-1 flag flag00113Leo Fortune-West+77
90140000900-1 flag flag04714Dave Mulligan
90150000900-1 flag flag00315Stephen Roberts
90160000900-1 flag flag00116Barry Richardson
Manager: Martin Scott
9010000901-1 flag flag0081Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000901-1 flag flag00123Darren Williams
9030000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9040010901104Sunderlandflag flag00232Neill Collins
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060010901-1 flag flag00122Lee Bullock
9070000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000901-1 flag flag00311Eifion Williams
9091000901-1 flag flag00414Jon Daly
90100000581-1 flag flag0016Michael Proctor-58
90110000901-1 flag flag00424Thomas Butler
9012000000-1 flag flag00116Ben Clark
9013000000-1 flag flag00212Gavin Strachan
9014000000-1 flag flag0037Chris Llewellyn
901500058901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd+58
9016000000-1 flag flag00121Jim Provett
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
10280400     1  flag flag0081Dimi Konstantopoulos26y 257d00
203030     1  flag flag00123Darren Williams28y 107d00
3018342125     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 256d2223
401010     1  flag flag00232Neill Collins21y 345d00
508331043     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson25y 138d44
603030     1  flag flag00122Lee Bullock24y 83d11
70577737     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 342d1417
801211414018     1  flag flag00311Eifion Williams29y 271d3743
9169810     1  flag flag00414Jon Daly22y 217d
1003030     1  flag flag0016Michael Proctor24y 314d00
1108495     1  flag flag00424Thomas Butler24y 133d11
15078489654     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd23y 80d4956
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 91d

League Table

16Milton Keynes22