vs. Scunthorpe United
All matches in 2005/06

Match Details

Tuesday, 14th March 2006
Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
2005/06 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 36 of 46
Baraclough 44', Sparrow 70' 
Attendance: 4550
Ref: Mike Pike (Cumbria)
GOAL: Matt Sparrow (2-0) GOAL: Ian Baraclough (1-0) Substitution: David Foley for Chris Llewellyn Substitution: Matty Robson for Michael Maidens Substitution: Joel Porter for Eifion Williams Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Matt Sparrow (2-0) GOAL: Ian Baraclough (1-0) Substitution: David Foley for Chris Llewellyn Substitution: Matty Robson for Michael Maidens Substitution: Joel Porter for Eifion Williams Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Hartlepool suffered their first defeat under Paul Stephenson with an ultimately disappointing display at Glanford Park. An unchanged Pools team started the game very strongly and the home side struggled to get a foothold in the game. Michael Maidens, clearly given confidence from his wonder strike a few nights earlier, hit a good effort in the first couple of minutes and also had a great run down the right wing that was only ended with a strong challenge on the goal line. As Pools continued to dominate possession, Adam Boyd and Lee Bullock both had good shots saved by keeper Paul Musselwhite, who was also happy to see a Stephen Turnbull piledriver just shave his far post. Almost inevitably after so much pressure from the visitors, it was the home side that took the lead from the first notable attack they had managed. Cleveland Taylor`s cross from the right was headed in by Ian BARACLOUGH. The goal came as a blow to Pools after all of their good work and Scunthorpe managed to hold their lead until the break. Boyd came closest to an equaliser but his shot from 15 yards crashed back off the crossbar.

The home side were forced into a change early in the second half when injured centre-half Andy Crosby was replaced by veteran winger Peter Beagrie, with Richard Hinds switching to centre back. The new formation worked well for the Iron and they were much stronger in the second half than they had been in the opening period. Taylor missed a glorious chance to double the lead as Pools struggled to match their earlier efforts despite the introduction of substitute Joel Porter. With around 20 minutes remaining Scunthorpe made the game safe when Taylor crossed for Matt SPARROW to finish in the corner. The second goal ended the game as a contest. Bullock and Boyd did go close to scoring as Pools tried hard to get back into the game. But by over-committing on the attack, Pools were leaving gaps at the back and only a fine save from Dimi Konstantopoulos prevented Baraclough from giving the score a more flattering look.

This was undoubtedly a setback for Pools against a side they could have been looking to catch. Paul Stephenson will have taken some positives from the first half display, but this had to go down as an opportunity missed.


Manager: Not known
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Paul Musselwhite
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Nathan Stanton
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Michael Rose
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Andy Crosby
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Steve Foster
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Richard Hinds
9071000901-1 flag flag0017Ian Baraclough
9081000901-1 flag flag0018Matt Sparrow
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Steve Torpey
90100000901-1 flag flag00410Andrew Keogh
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Cleveland Taylor
90120000901-1 flag flag00112Peter Beagrie
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
9070000811-1 flag flag0037Chris Llewellyn-81
9080000901-1 flag flag00122Lee Bullock
9090000551-1 flag flag00311Eifion Williams-55
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Adam Boyd
90110000671-1 flag flag00134Michael Maidens-67
9012000000-1 flag flag0014Mark Tinkler
901300067901-1 flag flag00118Matty Robson+67
901400081901-1 flag flag00133David Foley+81
901500055901-1 flag flag0069Joel Porter+55
9016000000-1 flag flag00132Tony Davison
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
10610780     1  flag flag0081Dimi Konstantopoulos27y 105d00
20273313     1  flag flag00123Darren Williams28y 320d00
3021642495     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys28y 104d2324
403984511     1  flag flag00116Ben Clark23y 49d00
5011331383     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson25y 351d45
609798     1  flag flag00136Stephen Turnbull19y 66d00
70234255     1  flag flag0037Chris Llewellyn26y 198d01
801591710     1  flag flag00122Lee Bullock24y 296d33
901391916024     1  flag flag00311Eifion Williams30y 119d4349
100855110457     1  flag flag00110Adam Boyd23y 293d5360
110991011     1  flag flag00134Michael Maidens18y 311d11
13045155816     1  flag flag00118Matty Robson21y 50d45
140211214     1  flag flag00133David Foley18y 245d00
15054146718     1  flag flag0069Joel Porter27y 79d1822
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 68d
We didn't get the breaks but there were a lot of positives from the game for us. We played ever so well and looked more likely to score in the first half.
- Paul Stephenson

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