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Hartlepool   2 - 2   Bristol Rovers

Hartlepool 2-2 Bristol Rovers

Byron Anthony scrambled in a last-minute equaliser as Bristol Rovers came from 2-0 down to draw at Hartlepool.

Pools dominated the game and looked set for victory after a flicked header from Joe Gamble and a cool finish from substitute Antony Sweeney.

The Pirates pulled a goal back in the 85th minute when Jo Kuffour headed home - their first effort on target.

Anthony then grabbed a fortunate point for the visitors from Stuart Campbell's free-kick from the right.


Bristol Rovers boss Paul Trollope told BBC Radio Bristol:
"We weren't at our best by any stretch of the imagination but I think we earned out little bit of luck by the way we kept out spirit.

"It looked like we were heading for defeat and a year ago we would probably have been going home with one but there's a resolve about the players.

"It was the major boost of the day (Jo Kuffour scoring) because he's found goals hard to come by and he's done some decent work without getting the rewards he deserves."

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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hartlepool 2-2 Bristol R FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Gamble 29
  • Sweeney 79
  • Kuffour 85
  • Anthony 90

Hartlepool

  • 32 Kean
  • 02 Austin
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood (Bjornsson 64)
  • 29 Hartley
  • 04 Liddle
  • 07 McSweeney
  • 08 Gamble (Sweeney 76)
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 20 Murray
  • 23 Larkin (Poole 76)

Substitutes

  • 33 Devlin,
  • 16 Haslam,
  • 12 Yantorno,
  • 15 Sweeney,
  • 09 Behan,
  • 22 Bjornsson,
  • 34 Poole

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Andersen
  • 02 Regan
  • 03 Sawyer
  • 05 Coles
  • 15 Anthony
  • 04 Lines
  • 07 Campbell
  • 11 Hughes (Akinde 57)
  • 20 Reece (Swallow 57)
  • 08 Hoskins (Brown 90+4)
  • 17 Kuffour

Substitutes

  • 13 Green,
  • 06 Tunnicliffe,
  • 14 Brown,
  • 16 Blizzard,
  • 23 Swallow,
  • 09 Akinde,
  • 18 Richard
Ref: HaywoodAtt: 2,792
HARTLEPOOL
BRISTOL R

Possession

  • Hartlepool 55%
  • Bristol R 45%

Attempts on target

  • Hartlepool 7
  • Bristol R 3

Attempts off target

  • Hartlepool 7
  • Bristol R 3

Corners

  • Hartlepool 7
  • Bristol R 2

Fouls

  • Hartlepool 7
  • Bristol R 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:50 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+4:21 Armann Bjornsson takes the inswinging corner, Mikkel Andersen makes a save.
  • 90:00+4:01 Andy Monkhouse produces a cross, James Poole has a volleyed shot. Mikkel Andersen makes a save.
  • 90:00+3:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Murray by Chris Lines. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+3:10 Substitution Will Hoskins goes off and Wayne Brown comes on.
  • 90:00+1:07 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Poole from the right by-line, Mikkel Andersen makes a save.
  • 89:13 The assist for the goal came from Stuart Campbell.
  • 89:13 GOAL - Byron AnthonyHartlepool 2 - 2 Bristol Rovers Byron Anthony grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hartlepool 2-2 Bristol Rovers.
  • 88:54 Foul by Paul Murray on Ben Swallow, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Stuart Campbell,
  • 88:06 Effort from 18 yards by Ben Swallow. Andy Monkhouse gets a block in.
  • 86:08 Corner taken by Ben Swallow from the right by-line to the near post, Armann Bjornsson makes a clearance.
  • 84:05 John Akinde provided the assist for the goal.
  • 84:05 GOAL - Jo KuffourHartlepool 2 - 1 Bristol Rovers Jo Kuffour scores a headed goal from close in. Hartlepool 2-1 Bristol Rovers.
  • 81:31 Shot by Jo Kuffour. Danny Coles gets a block in.
  • 80:18 Centre by Will Hoskins.
  • 78:34 Assist on the goal came from James Poole.
  • 78:34 GOAL - Antony SweeneyHartlepool 2 - 0 Bristol Rovers Antony Sweeney finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 2-0 Bristol Rovers.
  • 77:31 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Poole.
  • 76:38 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 75:27 Substitution Antony Sweeney comes on in place of Joe Gamble.
  • 75:06 Substitution James Poole replaces Colin Larkin.
  • 74:02 Carl Regan produces a cross, clearance made by Leon McSweeney.
  • 73:37 Centre by Carl Regan, clearance made by Sam Collins.
  • 71:18 Corner from the right by-line taken by Joe Gamble, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Armann Bjornsson misses to the right of the target.
  • 71:08 The ball is sent over by Leon McSweeney.
  • 68:37 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joe Gamble, Carl Regan manages to make a clearance.
  • 68:10 The ball is swung over by Colin Larkin, Andy Monkhouse takes a shot. Mikkel Andersen makes a save.
  • 67:08 Corner taken right-footed by Joe Gamble from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Danny Coles.
  • 66:55 Joe Gamble takes a shot. Save by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 65:24 A cross is delivered by Jo Kuffour.
  • 64:45 The ball is sent over by Gary Sawyer, comfortable save by Jake Kean.
  • 63:58 Substitution Evan Horwood leaves the field to be replaced by Armann Bjornsson.
  • 63:23 A cross is delivered by Ben Swallow, save by Jake Kean.
  • 60:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Regan on Gary Liddle. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joe Gamble, save made by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 57:31 Ben Swallow concedes a free kick for a foul on Evan Horwood. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.
  • 56:48 Substitution Ben Swallow is brought on as a substitute for Charles Reece.
  • 56:23 Substitution Jeff Hughes goes off and John Akinde comes on.
  • 56:13 Leon McSweeney produces a cross.
  • 55:42 The ball is sent over by Andy Monkhouse.
  • 54:55 Effort from long distance by Leon McSweeney goes wide right of the target.
  • 54:22 Gary Liddle delivers the ball, Danny Coles manages to make a clearance.
  • 53:20 A cross is delivered by Neil Austin, Header on goal by Colin Larkin from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 53:08 Neil Austin crosses the ball, clearance made by Byron Anthony.
  • 51:55 Andy Monkhouse is ruled offside. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
  • 49:26 Unfair challenge on Paul Murray by Stuart Campbell results in a free kick. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:24 Unfair challenge on Carl Regan by Colin Larkin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 47:57 Sam Collins fouled by Jeff Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
  • 47:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Hughes on Leon McSweeney. Free kick crossed left-footed by Evan Horwood.
  • 46:37 The ball is delivered by Evan Horwood, Gary Sawyer makes a clearance.
  • 45:43 Evan Horwood delivers the ball, save by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:29 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+0:25 Stuart Campbell takes the inswinging corner, Danny Coles produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 44:29 The ball is sent over by Andy Monkhouse, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Lines by Joe Gamble. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
  • 43:33 Will Hoskins has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 40:27 Unfair challenge on Stuart Campbell by Gary Liddle results in a free kick. Jeff Hughes takes the free kick.
  • 38:11 Foul by Colin Larkin on Gary Sawyer, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 36:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Campbell on Neil Austin. Free kick crossed left-footed by Evan Horwood from right wing, save by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 33:35 Foul by Will Hoskins on Leon McSweeney, free kick awarded. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
  • 32:51 Gary Sawyer delivers the ball, clearance made by Jake Kean.
  • 30:53 Gary Sawyer challenges Colin Larkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Kean.
  • 29:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Liddle on Stuart Campbell. Stuart Campbell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:14 Leon McSweeney provided the assist for the goal.
  • 28:14 GOAL - Joe GambleHartlepool 1 - 0 Bristol Rovers Joe Gamble finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Hartlepool 1-0 Bristol Rovers.
  • 26:42 Paul Murray has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 26:32 Andy Monkhouse sends in a cross, clearance by Gary Sawyer.
  • 24:15 Colin Larkin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 22:59 The ball is swung over by Paul Murray, Long range shot from Neil Austin misses to the left of the target.
  • 22:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Sawyer on Leon McSweeney. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.
  • 21:17 The ball is delivered by Gary Sawyer.
  • 19:39 Shot from 20 yards from Leon McSweeney. Blocked by Stuart Campbell.
  • 18:35 Unfair challenge on Colin Larkin by Byron Anthony results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Leon McSweeney from the free kick, blocked by Charles Reece.
  • 17:40 Andy Monkhouse takes a shot.
  • 16:41 Jo Kuffour concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Murray. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
  • 15:35 The ball is swung over by Andy Monkhouse, clearance made by Danny Coles.
  • 14:30 Colin Larkin crosses the ball, save made by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 9:38 Effort on goal by Paul Murray from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 9:04 Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.
  • 7:07 The ball is delivered by Neil Austin, Chris Lines makes a clearance.
  • 1:38 Will Hoskins fouled by Sam Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Lines has an effort direct from the free kick.
  • 1:01 The offside flag is raised against Joe Gamble. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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1 Brighton 13 13 28
2 Bournemouth 13 12 22
3 Peterborough 13 5 22
4 Sheff Wed 13 9 21
5 Huddersfield 13 5 20
6 Colchester 13 2 20
7 MK Dons 13 0 20
8 Carlisle 13 6 19
9 Rochdale 13 5 19
10 Exeter 13 -2 19
11 Charlton 13 -2 19
12 Bristol R 13 -2 19
13 Oldham 13 2 18
14 Southampton 13 2 18
15 Swindon 13 -1 16
16 Notts County 13 -3 16
17 Plymouth 13 -5 16
18 Hartlepool 13 -6 16
19 Brentford 13 -3 15
20 Yeovil 13 -10 14
21 Leyton Orient 13 -3 13
22 Tranmere 13 -8 13
23 Walsall 13 -7 11
24 Dag & Red 13 -9 11