vs. Cheltenham Town
All matches in 2007/08

Match Details

Saturday, 16th February 2008
Whaddon Road, Cheltenham
2007/08 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 32 of 46
Lindegaard 40' 
Porter 53' 
Attendance: 3583 (258 Pools fans)
Ref: Clive Penton (Sussex)
Substitution: Paul Connor for Steve Brooker Substitution: Scott Brown for Andy Lindegaard GOAL: Andy Lindegaard (1-0) 2 substitutions GOAL: Joel Porter (1-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off Substitution: Paul Connor for Steve Brooker Substitution: Scott Brown for Andy Lindegaard GOAL: Andy Lindegaard (1-0) 2 substitutions GOAL: Joel Porter (1-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools secured only their second point in eleven away games thanks to Joel Porter`s tremendous second half equaliser. With Micky Nelson joining Sam Collins on the suspended list the defence had something of a makeshift look to it. Gary Liddle moved back from the centre of midfield to occupy one centre half spot, and alongside him was Graeme Lee who had rejoined Pools on loan a couple of days earlier. The other new loan signing, striker Tom Craddock from Middlesbrough, began the game on the subs bench.

Pools began the game well with Porter warming the keeper`s hands as early as the first minute, and the visitors continued to have good possession for much of the first half without really creating many good chances. Lee had one of the best opportunities but his goalbound header was cleared off the line. At the other end, Jan Budtz reacted well to deny Andy Lindegaard and Steve Brooker, but the big Dane was found wanting in the half`s key moment. A free kick was cleared to the edge of the box where it was controlled and volleyed goalwards by LINDEGAARD. In truth it was a tame shot and Budtz got both hands to it but he somehow managed only to push it into the corner of his net. It was a poor end to a half that had seen Pools more than match their opponents.

Within eight minutes of the restart Pools were level, with one of the goals of the season. PORTER picked up the ball on the right touchline, nutmegged Gavin Caines and carried the ball to the corner of the area from where he curled a gorgeous shot into the top left corner. Back came the home side, and Budtz did well to save from Alex Russell`s free kick. At this point Danny Wilson made a double change, bringing on Craddock and Jamie McCunnie, and it was the Boro man who almost marked his debut with a goal. He showed good strength to hold off his man and get into the box, but his shot was saved by Shane Higgs with his legs. Cheltenham twice came close to a winner, with Steven Gillespie flashing a shot wide before Budtz produced the save of the match to turn Russell`s effort away from the top corner.

The Robins looked the more threatening side now, though Pools were still dangerous on the break and a point seemed a fair result all round when the referee brought the contest to a close.


Manager: Not known
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Shane Higgs
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Jeremy Gill
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Alan Wright
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Gavin Caines
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Andy Gallinagh
9060000901-1 flag flag0306Michael D'Agostino
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Dave Bird
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Alex Russell
9090000811-1 flag flag0019Steve Brooker-81
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Steven Gillespie
90111000761-1 flag flag00111Andy Lindegaard-76
90120000900-1 flag flag00112Ashley Vincent
90130000900-1 flag flag00113Craig Armstrong
901400076901-1 flag flag00114Scott Brown+76
901500081901-1 flag flag00115Paul Connor+81
90160000900-1 flag flag00116Scott Brown
Manager: Danny Wilson
9010000901-1 flag flag0321Jan Budtz
9020000901128Liverpoolflag flag05520Godwin Antwi
9030000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys
9040010641-1 flag flag0044Willie Boland-64
905000090140Doncaster Roversflag flag00116Graeme Lee
9060010901-1 flag flag0017Gary Liddle
9070000901-1 flag flag00117David Foley
9080000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9090010901-1 flag flag0019Richard Barker
90101000901-1 flag flag00610Joel Porter
90110010641-1 flag flag00128Alan Thompson-64
9012000000-1 flag flag0013Robbie Elliott
901300064901-1 flag flag0022Jamie McCunnie+64
9014000000-1 flag flag00111Andy Monkhouse
90150006490163Middlesbroughflag flag00122Tom Craddock+64
9016000000-1 flag flag00121Arran Lee-Barrett
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
10270330     1  flag flag0321Jan Budtz28y 302d00
20240301     1  flag flag05520Godwin Antwi19y 254d11
3029363358     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Humphreys30y 78d2931
40462532     1  flag flag0044Willie Boland32y 194d00
502091123716     1  flag flag00116Graeme Lee29y 261d2023
60710811     1  flag flag0017Gary Liddle21y 246d46
7013471456     1  flag flag00117David Foley20y 219d04
801322116121     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney24y 164d2730
90455525     1  flag flag0019Richard Barker32y 262d2225
101873510445     1  flag flag00610Joel Porter29y 53d
1106060     1  flag flag00128Alan Thompson34y 56d11
130155216     1  flag flag0022Jamie McCunnie24y 307d00
1500101     1  flag flag00122Tom Craddock21y 125d00
Average age of starting eleven = 27y 223d

League Table

15Bristol Rovers2940