vs. Barnsley
All matches in 2005/06

Match Details

Monday, 26th December 2005
Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley
2005/06 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 23 of 46
BARNSLEY(1)1
Richards 28'(p) 
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(0)1
Williams 50' 
Attendance: 9715
Ref: Phil Joslin (Nottinghamshire)
Substitution: Dale Tonge for Jacob Burns Substitution: Nathan Jarman for Martin Devaney GOAL: Marc Richards (1-0) Substitution: Matt Carbon for Antony Kay Substitution: Jon Daly for Eifion Williams Substitution: Darrell Clarke for Steven Istead GOAL: Eifion Williams (1-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Dale Tonge for Jacob Burns Substitution: Nathan Jarman for Martin Devaney GOAL: Marc Richards (1-0) Substitution: Matt Carbon for Antony Kay Substitution: Jon Daly for Eifion Williams Substitution: Darrell Clarke for Steven Istead GOAL: Eifion Williams (1-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

A fine second half performance earned Pools a good point at a chilly Oakwell. Martin Scott made two enforced changes from the side that had lost at Walsall last time out. Darren Craddock replaced the injured Micky Barron, while Eifion Williams started up front alongside Chris Llewellyn following the return to Ipswich of loan striker Dean McDonald.

Barnsley seemed to be in the mood to finish the game early and they carried most of the threat in the early stages. A lot of Barnsley`s best moves came from their wide players Martin Devaney and former Pools man Chris Shuker. In the centre of midfield Jacob Burns was also causing problems as the Tykes passed the ball around with confidence. Striker Paul Hayes warmed the hands of Dimi Konstantopoulos within the first four minutes and had another effort saved shortly afterwards, while Shuker shook the bar with a fierce drive. The inevitable goal came after 28 minutes. A good move involving Hayes and Shuker resulted in Burns make a great run into the area that was ended unfairly by Craddock. Marc RICHARDS stepped up to score from the spot. Pools then had a good spell of pressure and had an excellent chance to equalise when Chris Llewellyn was put through with only Nick Colgan to beat, but the Tykes keeper saved well to preserve the lead going into halftime.

Pools came out for the second half like a side transformed. For the first five minutes they were camped in the Barnsley half, with Thomas Butler flashing a shot just over the top, and Eifion Williams shooting wide with the goal at his mercy. Thankfully for the Welshman, he got a second chance just a minute later. Steve Istead played the ball in from the right, and WILLIAMS controlled and shot on the turn. The shot was slihtly mishit but it found the corner to the delight of the Pools fans behind the goal. From that pooint onwards Pools looked the more likely winners, and Williams and Llewellyn both had decent half-chances to secure the three points. But, as the 90 minutes drew to a close, a draw seemed the fair result. Both sides played well for a half, but neither did enough in the other half to earn the win.

Teams

BARNSLEY
Manager: Not known
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0041Nick Colgan
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Bobby Hassell
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Neil Austin
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Paul Reid
9050000211-1 flag flag0015Antony Kay-21
9060000841-1 flag flag0066Jacob Burns-84
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Chris Shuker
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Brian Howard
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Paul Hayes
90101000901-1 flag flag00110Marc Richards
90110000771-1 flag flag00111Martin Devaney-77
901200121901-1 flag flag00112Matt Carbon+21
901300077901-1 flag flag00113Nathan Jarman+77
901400084901-1 flag flag00114Dale Tonge+84
90150000900-1 flag flag00115Nicky Wroe
90160000900-1 flag flag00116Scott Flinders
HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Martin Scott
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0081Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020000901-1 flag flag00120Darren Craddock
9030000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9040000901104Sunderlandflag flag00232Neill Collins
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060000901-1 flag flag00116Ben Clark
9070000711-1 flag flag00125Steven Istead-71
9080000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9090000901-1 flag flag0037Chris Llewellyn
90101000881-1 flag flag00311Eifion Williams-88
90110000901-1 flag flag00424Thomas Butler
9012000000-1 flag flag00212Gavin Strachan
901300071901-1 flag flag00117Darrell Clarke+71
9014000000-1 flag flag00134Michael Maidens
901500088901-1 flag flag00414Jon Daly+88
9016000000-1 flag flag00121Jim Provett
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
10480650     1  flag flag0081Dimi Konstantopoulos27y 27d00
20212257     1  flag flag00120Darren Craddock20y 306d00
3020342365     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys28y 26d2324
40200230     1  flag flag00232Neill Collins22y 115d00
5010131263     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson25y 273d45
602773310     1  flag flag00116Ben Clark22y 336d00
70457672     1  flag flag00125Steven Istead19y 247d34
80777987     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney22y 112d1922
90134155     1  flag flag0037Chris Llewellyn26y 120d01
1011301815123     1  flag flag00311Eifion Williams30y 41d
110235296     1  flag flag00424Thomas Butler24y 268d23
130922210027     1  flag flag00117Darrell Clarke28y 10d1922
15017162217     1  flag flag00414Jon Daly22y 352d36
Average age of starting eleven = 24y 204d

League Table

PPts
4Colchester2237
5Barnsley2236
6Southend2236
13Bradford2229
14HARTLEPOOL2229
15Yeovil2329
PPts
3Huddersfield2341
4Barnsley2337
5Southend2337
12Walsall2331
13HARTLEPOOL2330
14Bradford2329