vs. Scunthorpe United
All matches in 2008/09

Match Details

Friday, 26th December 2008
Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
2008/09 Coca-Cola Football League One
Match 22 of 46
McCann 32', Hooper 47', Hayes 90'(p) 
Attendance: 5347 (417 Pools fans)
Ref: Trevor Kettle (Berkshire)
GOAL: Paul Hayes (3-0) Substitution: Ian Morris for Ben May Substitution: Paul Hayes for Gary Hooper Substitution: Matt Sparrow for Garry Thompson GOAL: Gary Hooper (2-0) GOAL: Grant McCann (1-0) 2 substitutions Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Paul Hayes (3-0) Substitution: Ian Morris for Ben May Substitution: Paul Hayes for Gary Hooper Substitution: Matt Sparrow for Garry Thompson GOAL: Gary Hooper (2-0) GOAL: Grant McCann (1-0) 2 substitutions Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools made the short trip to Glanford Park looking to build on the encouraging display against Southend. Caretaker manager Chris Turner was dealt a blow during the week when the in-form Matty Robson was ruled out with flu. With Gary Liddle already missing the game through suspension, Turner handed starts to Jonny Rowell and Andy Monkhouse. There was also a surprise recall for goalkeeper Arran Lee-Barrett, with many supporters thinking Jan Budtz had done enough during Lee-Barrett`s suspension to keep his place

Pools gegan the game well and created the best early chance when Joel Porter was put through but his effort was well saved by Joe Murphy in the Iron goal. But that was about as good as it got in the first half as the hosts dominated, with Grant McCann in impressive form. It was McCann who broke the deadlock on the half-hour, driving a free-kick in off the bar after Rowell had been penalised for a tackle just outside the area. Ben May and Gary Hooper both forced Lee-Barrett into action as Scunthorpe looked for a second before the break, but Pools held on.

The resistence didn`t last long. With less than two minutes gone in the second half, Hooper took advantage of hesitancy in the Pools defence to slip the ball into the net and double his side`s advantage. Pools then enjoyed their best spell of the game and had a number of good positions without testing Murphy. Porter had been nursing a couple of injuries in the run up to the game. When he was substituted with 25 minutes to go Pools faded as an attacking force and the hosts held on for a comfortable victory, a victory that was made more comprehensive by a last minute penalty, awarded for a foul against Sam Collins and converted by Paul Hayes.


Manager: Not known
9010000901-1 flag flag0041Joe Murphy
9020000901-1 flag flag0042Cliff Byrne
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Andrew Wright
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Marcus Williams
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Krystian Pearce
9060000761-1 flag flag0016Garry Thompson-76
9071000901-1 flag flag0057Grant McCann
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Sam Togwell
9090010891-1 flag flag0019Ben May-89
90101000851-1 flag flag00110Gary Hooper-85
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Martyn Woolford
901200076901-1 flag flag00112Matt Sparrow+76
90130000900-1 flag flag00113David Mirfin
901400089901-1 flag flag00414Ian Morris+89
901510085901-1 flag flag00115Paul Hayes+85
90160000900-1 flag flag00116Josh Lillis
Manager: Chris Turner
9010000901-1 flag flag00121Arran Lee-Barrett
9020000901-1 flag flag00115Antony Sweeney
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Ritchie Humphreys
9040000901-1 flag flag00112Ben Clark
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Michael Nelson
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Sam Collins
9070000901-1 flag flag0018Ritchie Jones
9080010651-1 flag flag00122Jonny Rowell-65
909001090135Coventry Cityflag flag00234Kevin Kyle
90100000651-1 flag flag00610Joel Porter-65
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Andy Monkhouse
901200065901-1 flag flag0022Jamie McCunnie+65
9013000000-1 flag flag00416Alan Power
9014000000-1 flag flag00117David Foley
901500065901-1 flag flag00118Michael Mackay+65
9016000000-1 flag flag0321Jan Budtz
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
10370450     1  flag flag00121Arran Lee-Barrett24y 302d00
201672220223     1  flag flag00115Antony Sweeney25y 112d2932
30326937511     1  flag flag0013Ritchie Humphreys31y 26d3032
401151313316     1  flag flag00112Ben Clark25y 337d44
5023142764     1  flag flag0015Michael Nelson28y 273d1011
60310360     1  flag flag0016Sam Collins31y 204d22
70200240     1  flag flag0018Ritchie Jones22y 91d11
802021     1  flag flag00122Jonny Rowell19y 107d00
90140140     1  flag flag00234Kevin Kyle27y 202d55
1001193714248     1  flag flag00610Joel Porter30y 1d4054
1106667010     1  flag flag00111Andy Monkhouse28y 64d1214
1202993910     1  flag flag0022Jamie McCunnie25y 255d11
15012211627     1  flag flag00118Michael Mackay26y 76d69
Average age of starting eleven = 26y 289d

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