vs. Tranmere Rovers
All matches in 2005/06

Match Details

Tuesday, 14th February 2006
Prenton Park, Birkenhead
2005/06 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 33 of 46
Attendance: 6301
Ref: Phil Joslin (Nottinghamshire)
Substitution: Michael Maidens for Chris Llewellyn Substitution: David Foley for Adam Boyd Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Michael Maidens for Chris Llewellyn Substitution: David Foley for Adam Boyd Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools recorded their third straight clean sheet under Paul Stephenson`s stewardship with a useful point at Prenton Park against in-form Tranmere Rovers. Stephenson rung the changes again with Lee Bullock starting in midfield in place of the injured Antony Sweeney, Matty Robson starting on the left wing, and Jon Daly replacing David Foley up front.

Pools started the game well and generally dictated the tempo of an even first half. Stephen Turnbull and Chris Llewellyn both had good shots saved by Dino Seremet but most of the half was played in midfield with few chances at either end. The home side`s best chances came at either end of the half. Delroy Facey shot just over after seven minutes, while Chris Greenacre`s header just before the break was turned around the post by Dimi Konstantopoulos.

The second half was a cagey affair, with the home crowd becoming increasingly frustrated with their side`s failure to create much in the way of clear cut openings. Tranmere dominated possession for much of the half but failed to create as good a chance as the one Greenacre had in the first half. Micky Nelson and Ben Clark had excellent games at centre back, and Pools still looked dangerous on the break, but overall the team and supporters will have been happy with a point gained.


Manager: Brian Little
9010000901-1 flag flag0881Dino Seremet
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Simon Francis
9030000901-1 flag flag0033Gareth Roberts
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Michael Jackson
9050010901-1 flag flag0015Ian Sharps
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Danny Harrison
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Sam Aiston
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Stephen O'Leary
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Delroy Facey
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Chris Greenacre
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Carl Tremarco
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Steve Davies
Manager: Paul Stephenson
9010000901-1 flag flag0081Dimi Konstantopoulos
9020010901-1 flag flag00123Darren Williams
9030000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9040000901-1 flag flag00116Ben Clark
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060000901-1 flag flag00136Stephen Turnbull
9070000891-1 flag flag0037Chris Llewellyn-89
9080010901-1 flag flag00122Lee Bullock
9090010901-1 flag flag00414Jon Daly
90100000761-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd-76
90110000901-1 flag flag00118Matty Robson
9012000000-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler
9013000000-1 flag flag00117Darrell Clarke
901400089901-1 flag flag00134Michael Maidens+89
901500076901-1 flag flag00133David Foley+76
9016000000-1 flag flag00121Jim Provett
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
10580750     1  flag flag0081Dimi Konstantopoulos27y 77d00
20243283     1  flag flag00123Darren Williams28y 292d00
3021342465     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys28y 76d2324
403684211     1  flag flag00116Ben Clark23y 21d00
5011031353     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson25y 323d45
606768     1  flag flag00136Stephen Turnbull19y 38d00
70204225     1  flag flag0037Chris Llewellyn26y 170d01
801291410     1  flag flag00122Lee Bullock24y 268d33
9022202721     1  flag flag00414Jon Daly23y 37d36
100825110157     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd23y 265d5158
11045125813     1  flag flag00118Matty Robson21y 22d45
14079811     1  flag flag00134Michael Maidens18y 283d00
15029212     1  flag flag00133David Foley18y 217d00
Average age of starting eleven = 24y 244d
The defence kept another clean sheet but the lads in midfield protected them really well. Adam Boyd opened a few doors for us but we didn't quite walk through them.
- Paul Stephenson

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