vs. Southend United
All matches in 2007/08

Match Details

Saturday, 9th February 2008
Roots Hall, Southend
2007/08 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 30 of 46
SOUTHEND UNITED(0)2
McCormack 61', Bailey 66' 
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(1)1
Sweeney 9' 
Attendance: 7436 (266 Pools fans)
Ref: Gavin Ward (Surrey)
Substitution: Damian Scannell for Hal Robson-Kanu Substitution: Charlie MacDonald for Lee Barnard Substitution: Hal Robson-Kanu for Mark Gower GOAL: Nicky Bailey (2-1) GOAL: Alan McCormack (1-1) Substitution: Andy Monkhouse for Willie Boland Substitution: Michael Mackay for Joel Porter Substitution: David Foley for Alan Thompson Red card: Sam Collins GOAL: Antony Sweeney (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Damian Scannell for Hal Robson-Kanu Substitution: Charlie MacDonald for Lee Barnard Substitution: Hal Robson-Kanu for Mark Gower GOAL: Nicky Bailey (2-1) GOAL: Alan McCormack (1-1) Substitution: Andy Monkhouse for Willie Boland Substitution: Michael Mackay for Joel Porter Substitution: David Foley for Alan Thompson Red card: Sam Collins GOAL: Antony Sweeney (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

A eighth defeat in nine away games left Pools still too close to the bottom four for comfort. It could have been so different as Pools began the game well and led through Antony SWEENEY`s ninth minute strike from the right side of the area. Southend battled gamely to find an equaliser, with both Mark Gower and Adam Barrett guilty of missing good chances, but Pools looked comfortable on the whole, and held the lead until half-time with few scares.

The second half began with Pools on top, but without carving out much in the way of chances. Just after the hour mark this lack of creativity was punished. Another Pools attack broke down as Joel Porter needlessly gave the ball away under no pressure. From the resulting breakaway the ball bounced nicely for Alan MCCORMACK who smashed the ball high past Jan Budtz from 20 yards. Just three minutes later disaster struck. With Southend breaking down the right the linesman flagged furiously to get the referee`s attention. The home side`s striker Lee Barnard was lying prone in the penalty area. After a couple of minutes of discussion, which saw a red card shown to Willie Boland and then withdrawn, the official finally sent off Sam Collins and awarded the home side a free kick on the edge of the area. With every Pools player inexplicably in the wall, Southend simply slipped the ball to the unmarked Nicky BAILEY, who calmly finished.

Pools tried for an equaliser, but still struggled to create chances, with Richard Barker heading the best of them wide of Darryl Flahavan`s right hand post.

Teams

SOUTHEND UNITED
Manager: Not known
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Darryl Flahavan
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Simon Francis
9030000901-1 flag flag0023Charlie Mulgrew
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Adam Barrett
9050010901-1 flag flag0015Peter Clarke
9060000901-1 flag flag0026Tommy Black
9071000901-1 flag flag0017Nicky Bailey
9081000901-1 flag flag0048Alan McCormack
9090000761-1 flag flag0019Lee Barnard-76
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Alex Revell
90110000731-1 flag flag00111Mark Gower-73
90120000900-1 flag flag00112Lewis Hunt
901300076901-1 flag flag00113Charlie MacDonald+76
901400073781-1 flag flag00114Hal Robson-Kanu+73-78
901500078901-1 flag flag00115Damian Scannell+78
90160000900-1 flag flag00116Steve Collis
HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Danny Wilson
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0321Jan Budtz
9020000901128Liverpoolflag flag05520Godwin Antwi
9030000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9040000881-1 flag flag0044Willie Boland-88
9050010901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060100641-1 flag flag00127Sam Collins-64
9071000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9080000901-1 flag flag0017Gary Liddle
9090000901-1 flag flag0019Richard Barker
90100000811-1 flag flag00610Joel Porter-81
90110000691-1 flag flag00128Alan Thompson-69
9012000000-1 flag flag0013Robbie Elliott
9013000000-1 flag flag0022Jamie McCunnie
901400088901-1 flag flag00111Andy Monkhouse+88
901500069901-1 flag flag00117David Foley+69
901600081901-1 flag flag00124Michael Mackay+81
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
10250310     1  flag flag0321Jan Budtz28y 295d00
20220281     1  flag flag05520Godwin Antwi19y 247d11
3029163338     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys30y 71d2931
40442512     1  flag flag0044Willie Boland32y 187d00
5019532333     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson27y 318d910
602020     1  flag flag00127Sam Collins30y 249d00
711302115921     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney24y 157d
80690791     1  flag flag0017Gary Liddle21y 239d46
90435505     1  flag flag0019Richard Barker32y 255d2023
100853510245     1  flag flag00610Joel Porter29y 46d2837
1104040     1  flag flag00128Alan Thompson34y 49d11
140353356     1  flag flag00111Andy Monkhouse27y 109d88
15011471256     1  flag flag00117David Foley20y 212d04
16039512     1  flag flag00124Michael Mackay25y 121d23
Average age of starting eleven = 28y 125d

League Table

PPts
8Leeds3044
9Southend2941
10Swindon2840
16Huddersfield2837
17HARTLEPOOL2936
18Gillingham2932
PPts
8Leeds3145
9Southend3044
10Oldham2940
16Bristol Rovers2837
17HARTLEPOOL3036
18Cheltenham3034