vs. Walsall
All matches in 2005/06

Match Details

Saturday, 20th August 2005
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
2005/06 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 4 of 46
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(0)1
Sweeney 63' 
WALSALL(1)1
Westwood 7' 
Attendance: 5060
Ref: Clive Oliver (Northumberland)
Substitution: Chris Llewellyn for Michael Proctor Substitution: Gavin Strachan for Lee Bullock GOAL: Antony Sweeney (1-1) Substitution: Adam Boyd for Eifion Williams Substitution: Michael Standing for Kris Taylor GOAL: Chris Westwood (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Chris Llewellyn for Michael Proctor Substitution: Gavin Strachan for Lee Bullock GOAL: Antony Sweeney (1-1) Substitution: Adam Boyd for Eifion Williams Substitution: Michael Standing for Kris Taylor GOAL: Chris Westwood (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Chris Westwood came back to haunt his former club but Pools fought back strongly to secure a point in an entertaining game against the division`s early pace-setters.

It was an unchanged Pools side that took to the field as Martin Scott looked to build on the previous week`s win at Doncaster. But, just like on the opening day of the season, Pools got off to a poor start and conceded an early goal from a corner. Almost inevitably it was WESTWOOD who scored it, powering home after just six minutes. As an acknowledgement to his six happy years at Victoria Park, Westwood did not celebrate his goal but that didn`t make it any less a goal, and Pools were chasing the game. To their credit, the Pools players were not disheartened by the goal, and they were in charge for much of the remainder of the game. The Saddlers had keeper Andy Oakes to thank for preserving their lead as he saved well to deny Jon Daly, Thomas Butler and substitute Adam Boyd.

Pools were rewarded for their pressure just after the hour mark. The impressive Butler cut inside from his wing and hit a fierce shot. Oakes once again produced a good save but the ball stayed in play, and Antony SWEENEY hit a low drive through a crowd of players. The ball appeared to take a slight deflection off Westwood on its way into the net, but it was Sweeney`s goal.

The remainder of the game saw few chances created despite some good football. Pools supporters will have left the ground slightly frustrated at failing to register a win for the second home game in succession. But it was a good point against a confident and in-form Walsall side.

Teams

HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Martin Scott
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0081Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000901-1 flag flag00123Darren Williams
9030000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9040000901104Sunderlandflag flag00232Neill Collins
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060000811-1 flag flag00122Lee Bullock-81
9070000321-1 flag flag00311Eifion Williams-32
9081000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9090000901-1 flag flag00414Jon Daly
90100000821-1 flag flag0016Michael Proctor-82
90110000901-1 flag flag00424Thomas Butler
9012000000-1 flag flag00116Ben Clark
901300081901-1 flag flag00212Gavin Strachan+81
901400082901-1 flag flag0037Chris Llewellyn+82
901500032901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd+32
9016000000-1 flag flag00121Jim Provett
WALSALL
Manager: Not known
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Andy Oakes
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Craig Pead
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Danny Fox
9041010901-1 flag flag0014Chris Westwood
9050000901-1 flag flag0045Steve Staunton
9060000671-1 flag flag0016Kris Taylor-67
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Paul Smith
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Simon Osborn
9090000901-1 flag flag0299Jorge Leitao
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Matty Fryatt
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Darren Wrack
901200067901-1 flag flag00112Michael Standing+67
90130000900-1 flag flag00413Mark Kinsella
90140000900-1 flag flag00114Mark Wright
90150000900-1 flag flag00115Julian Bennett
90160000900-1 flag flag00016Dean Coleman
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
10290410     1  flag flag0081Dimi Konstantopoulos26y 264d00
204040     1  flag flag00123Darren Williams28y 114d00
3018442135     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys27y 263d2223
402020     1  flag flag00232Neill Collins21y 352d00
508431053     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson25y 145d44
604040     1  flag flag00122Lee Bullock24y 90d11
701221414118     1  flag flag00311Eifion Williams29y 278d3743
81587747     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney21y 349d
9079910     1  flag flag00414Jon Daly22y 224d23
1004040     1  flag flag0016Michael Proctor24y 321d00
11094105     1  flag flag00424Thomas Butler24y 140d11
13055126913     1  flag flag00212Gavin Strachan26y 240d67
1401212     1  flag flag0037Chris Llewellyn25y 357d00
15078499655     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd23y 87d4956
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 98d

League Table

PPts
1Walsall37
2Port Vale37
13Scunthorpe34
14HARTLEPOOL34
15Barnsley33
PPts
2Oldham49
3Walsall48
4Gillingham48
14Rotherham45
15HARTLEPOOL45
16Tranmere44