vs. CSKA Moscow
All matches in 1990/91

Match Details

Wednesday, 21st November 1990
The Victoria Ground, Hartlepool
1990/91 Friendly
HARTLEPOOL UNITED(1)1
Allon 21' 
CSKA MOSCOW(2)6
Masalitin 13', 83', Korneev 17', 61', Dmitriev 54', 67' 
Attendance: 671
Ref: Not known
2 substitutions Substitution: Alan Lamb for Paul Baker Substitution: Andy Davies for John MacPhail Substitution: Kenny Davies for Brian Honour Substitution: Steve Fletcher for Paul Dalton GOAL: Joe Allon (1-2) GOAL: Valeriy Masalitin (1-6) GOAL: Sergey Dmitriev (1-5) GOAL: Igor Korneev (1-4) Substitution: Alexandr Grishin for Oleg Sergeyev Substitution: Aleksandr Guteev for Mikhail Eremin GOAL: Sergey Dmitriev (1-3) GOAL: Igor Korneev (0-2) GOAL: Valeriy Masalitin (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off 2 substitutions Substitution: Alan Lamb for Paul Baker Substitution: Andy Davies for John MacPhail Substitution: Kenny Davies for Brian Honour Substitution: Steve Fletcher for Paul Dalton GOAL: Joe Allon (1-2) GOAL: Valeriy Masalitin (1-6) GOAL: Sergey Dmitriev (1-5) GOAL: Igor Korneev (1-4) Substitution: Alexandr Grishin for Oleg Sergeyev Substitution: Aleksandr Guteev for Mikhail Eremin GOAL: Sergey Dmitriev (1-3) GOAL: Igor Korneev (0-2) GOAL: Valeriy Masalitin (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

In a week that saw the “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher resign as British prime minister, a team from behind the old iron curtain provided unusual opposition for Hartlepool United.

In November 1990 Russian giants CSKA Moscow undertook a short tour of England, and Pools were one of the sides that played them in a friendly match. The Russian squad included defender Sergei Fokin and midfielder Valeri Broshin, both of whom had been part of the Soviet Union’s World Cup squad in Italy during the summer. The match proved to be a useful workout for Pools but as a competitive game it was a non-starter as the gulf in quality between the home side and their visitors was clear to see. Classy midfielder Igor Korneev and strikers Sergei Dmitriev and Valeri Masalitin all weighed in with a brace as the tourists won at a canter. Joe Allon continued his rich vein of form with a first half strike, his seventh in six games, but it was scant consolation.

The game, which was watched by 671 spectators on a cold soggy night, was notable for the debut of 17-year-old centre half Ian McGuckin. The youngster, who would go on to make over 150 league appearances for the club, came on as a late substitute replacing Paul Olsson

Teams

HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Manager: Cyril Knowles
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Brian Cox
9020000721-1 flag flag0012Paul Olsson-72
9030000901-1 flag flag0023Rob McKinnon
9040000901-1 flag flag0014John Tinkler
9050000621-1 flag flag0025John MacPhail-62
9060000721-1 flag flag0016Ian Bennyworth-72
9071000901-1 flag flag0017Joe Allon
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Don Hutchison
9090000661-1 flag flag0019Paul Baker-66
90100000591-1 flag flag00110Brian Honour-59
90110000561-1 flag flag00111Paul Dalton-56
901200062901-1 flag flag00112Andy Davies+62
901300072901-1 flag flag00113Ian McGuckin+72
901400072901-1 flag flag00114Ian Dunbar+72
901500059901-1 flag flag00115Kenny Davies+59
901600066901-1 flag flag00116Alan Lamb+66
901700056901-1 flag flag00117Steve Fletcher+56
CSKA MOSCOW
Manager: Not known
             
9010000561-1 flag flag0451Mikhail Eremin-56
9020000901-1 flag flag0452Oleg Malukov
9030000901-1 flag flag0453Sergei Kolotovkin
9040000901-1 flag flag0454Dmitri Bystrov
9050000901-1 flag flag0455Sergei Fokin
9060000901-1 flag flag0456Mikhail Kolesnikov
9072000901-1 flag flag0457Igor Korneev
9080000901-1 flag flag0458Valeri Broshin
9090000591-1 flag flag0459Oleg Sergeyev-59
90102000901-1 flag flag04510Sergey Dmitriev
90112000901-1 flag flag04511Valeriy Masalitin
901200059901-1 flag flag04512Alexandr Grishin+59
901300056901-1 flag flag04513Aleksandr Guteev+56
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
1010200     1  flag flag0011Brian Cox29y 198d00
2010356     1  flag flag0012Paul Olsson24y 332d03
30502281     1  flag flag0023Rob McKinnon24y 113d05
40321229     1  flag flag0014John Tinkler22y 89d15
5010130     1  flag flag0025John MacPhail34y 349d00
6010460     1  flag flag0016Ian Bennyworth28y 310d02
7110951     1  flag flag0017Joe Allon24y 9d
8010226     1  flag flag0018Don Hutchison19y 196d03
90201624     1  flag flag0019Paul Baker27y 320d054
1004020920     1  flag flag00110Brian Honour26y 278d017
11010798     1  flag flag00111Paul Dalton23y 210d017
1200100     1  flag flag00112Andy Davies18y 168d00
1300100     1  flag flag00113Ian McGuckin17y 211d00
1400111     1  flag flag00114Ian Dunbar19y 168d00
1500170     1  flag flag00115Kenny Davies19y 334d00
1600165     1  flag flag00116Alan Lamb20y 295d00
1700144     1  flag flag00117Steve Fletcher18y 118d02
Average age of starting eleven = 26y 19d