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  • Date:16 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:5,506
Goal!

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91:04 +1.04

Unfair challenge on Adam Boyd by Peter Clarke results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Evan Horwood.

89:40

Peter Hartley challenges Jordan Rhodes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Roberts crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Ritchie Humphreys.

88:39

Unfair challenge on Ritchie Humphreys by Jordan Rhodes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

85:57

A cross is delivered by Donal McDermott, Andy Monkhouse manages to make a clearance. Foul by Jamie McCombe on Adam Boyd, free kick awarded. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.

83:49

Gary Naysmith fouled by James Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Bennett takes the direct free kick.

83:04

Gary Roberts takes a corner.

79:57

Tommy Miller produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal. Paul Murray leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Haslam.

78:54

Donal McDermott challenges Neil Austin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

78:03

Adam Boyd is brought on as a substitute for Colin Nish.

77:29

The ball is swung over by Scott Arfield, Scott Flinders makes a clearance.

75:20

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Roberts, Peter Hartley manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts from the right by-line, save by Scott Flinders.

73:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Colin Larkin by Donal McDermott. Colin Larkin delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Oscar Gobern.

73:09

Tommy Miller challenges Andy Monkhouse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Miller receives a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

72:51

Colin Nish is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie McCombe.

71:37

Andy Monkhouse challenges Donal McDermott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

69:46

Effort from outside the penalty box by Jordan Rhodes goes wide left of the goal. James Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Poole. Lee Novak leaves the field to be replaced by Donal McDermott.

68:51

A cross is delivered by Andy Monkhouse, Colin Larkin takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.

67:32

Effort from deep inside the area by Colin Nish misses to the left of the goal.

66:33

Scott Arfield produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Scott Flinders makes a save.

63:26

Ritchie Humphreys produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

62:28

The ball is swung over by Evan Horwood.

61:13

Unfair challenge on Jamie McCombe by Andy Monkhouse results in a free kick. Ian Bennett takes the direct free kick.

60:57

Andy Monkhouse sends in a cross.

58:28

Centre by Andy Monkhouse, Shot by Colin Larkin from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

57:57

The referee blows for offside against Lee Novak. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.

57:33

Andy Monkhouse challenges Jamie McCombe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

57:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Austin by Gary Roberts. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

56:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Nish on Peter Clarke. Ian Bennett takes the direct free kick.

55:23

Effort on goal by Colin Larkin from 20 yards. Save by Ian Bennett.

54:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Poole on Gary Naysmith. Free kick taken by Gary Naysmith.

53:21

Jordan Rhodes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daniel Ward.

51:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Arfield by Paul Murray. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.

49:56

Jack Hunt crosses the ball, free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Roberts on Neil Austin. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

45:35

The offside flag is raised against Scott Arfield. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

42:41

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary Roberts, clearance made by Sam Collins.

41:27

Foul by Gary Naysmith on James Poole, free kick awarded. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.

40:39

Colin Nish has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

39:03

A cross is delivered by Gary Naysmith.

38:14

Evan Horwood sends in a cross, clearance by Peter Clarke.

35:15

The ball is sent over by Jack Hunt, save by Scott Flinders.

34:11

Evan Horwood delivers the ball, Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.

32:14

Shot from outside the area by Oscar Gobern misses to the left of the target.

31:23

Foul by Oscar Gobern on Neil Austin, free kick awarded. Neil Austin takes the free kick.

30:14

Gary Naysmith sends in a cross, Tommy Miller has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

28:32

Oscar Gobern takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

27:10

Jack Hunt is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed by Neil Austin, clearance made by Oscar Gobern.

26:01

The ball is swung over by Daniel Ward.

23:01

Andy Monkhouse fouled by Tommy Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

21:55

Oscar Gobern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Poole. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.

21:22

Evan Horwood produces a cross, Jamie McCombe manages to make a clearance.

17:57

Effort on goal by James Poole from long range goes over the crossbar.

15:47

The ball is sent over by Gary Naysmith, clearance by Sam Collins.

12:52

Evan Horwood fouled by Daniel Ward, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Colin Nish from the free kick.

12:10

Lee Novak is caught offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

10:11

Corner taken by Evan Horwood played to the near post, clearance by Tommy Miller.

9:13

Unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse by Daniel Ward results in a free kick. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

7:57

Neil Austin challenges Gary Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Austin receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Ian Bennett takes the direct free kick.

6:45

Daniel Ward takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Collins.

5:11

The ball is swung over by Evan Horwood, Ian Bennett makes a save.

4:52

Colin Larkin fouled by Oscar Gobern, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Murray takes the direct free kick.

0:56

Evan Horwood takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, save by Ian Bennett.

Match Preview

Pools light on midfielders Hartlepool manager Mick Wadsworth has been hit by injuries and suspensions and will be scratching around for midfielders for the home clash with Huddersfield. Gary Liddle will undergo surgery after fracturing his cheekbone on Saturday in an aerial collision with Walsall skipper Andy Butler and fellow midfielder Nathan Luscombe starts a three-game ban following his dismissal in the 1-1 draw. Antony Sweeney is already sidelined due to a groin strain that kept him out at the weekend and summer signing Nolberto Solano was forced off against Walsall with a hamstring strain and is not expected to play. Wadsworth could be forced to give late fitness tests to defenders Evan Horwood - he was forced off on Saturday in the closing stages - Neil Austin and Sam Collins, who are all struggling with knocks. Strikers James Brown and Colin Larkin, who have yet to feature for Pools this season due to respective ankle injuries, are hoping to be included in the squad. Huddersfield midfielder Anton Robinson is hoping to return to the squad as his side look to break an 86-year old club record. Robinson, a summer signing from Bournemouth, sustained a hamstring strain on his debut against Bury on the opening day. Another midfielder, long-term absentee Damien Johnson, is also closing in on a return to first-team action after damaging cruciate knee ligaments last December and could be included in the squad. Goalkeeper Alex Smithies remains sidelined and undergoes surgery to resolve a long-standing knee problem this week. Winger Danny Ward, who scored Town's second equaliser at Rochdale on Saturday, is one of several players hoping to return to the starting line-up, with striker Jordan Rhodes and defender Calum Woods among them. The Terriers equalled a club record of 27 successive league games unbeaten at Rochdale on Saturday, which was set in 1925.

Formation:433Manager: Mick Wadsworth

Hartlepool

Formation: 433Manager: Lee Clark

Huddersfield

  • Scott Flinders
  • Neil Austin
  • Sam Collins
  • Peter Hartley
  • Evan Horwood
  • James Poole
  • Paul Murray
  • Ritchie Humphreys
  • Colin Larkin
  • Colin Nish
  • Andy Monkhouse
  • SUBS
  • Andy Rafferty
  • James Brown
  • Adam Boyd
  • Steven Haslam
  • Darren Holden

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Match Report

Record-breakers are held Huddersfield made it a club-record 28 unbeaten league games but were far from convincing in a 0-0 draw at Hartlepool. The Terriers have not lost since December 28 last year, beating an 85-year old record in the process. A long punt from goalkeeper Scott Flinders almost created an early chance for Colin Larkin, but the striker was unable to get the ball under control to trouble keeper Ian Bennett. Town's Oscar Gobern shot low from 25 yards at Flinders and Tommy Miller found the stand with a shot, but Pools had a purple patch in the second period when they created a run of half-chances. Colin Larkin's pace on the counter attack saw him break free, but his shot lacked enough power. A swift move after 67 minutes brought Pools' best chance and when the ball fell to Colin Nish, he should have done better but shot wide from an angle. The Terriers almost stole it in the 80th minute but Miller, the former Pools midfielder, whipped a low shot wide of the post.

Form Guide

    DD
  • Hartlepool
  • VS
  • Huddersfield
  • DD

Last Meetings

  • Hartlepool
  • 0 - 1
  • Huddersfield
  • 01/03/2011
  • Huddersfield
  • 0 - 1
  • Hartlepool
  • 26/12/2010
  • Hartlepool
  • 0 - 2
  • Huddersfield
  • 20/02/2010
  • Huddersfield
  • 2 - 1
  • Hartlepool
  • 21/11/2009
  • Huddersfield
  • 1 - 1
  • Hartlepool
  • 03/02/2009
  • Hartlepool
  • 5 - 3
  • Huddersfield
  • 21/10/2008

Top Scorers

Hartlepool

  • CJ Nish 1
  • A Boyd 1
  • J Poole 1

Huddersfield

  • G Roberts 1
  • L Novak 1
  • D Ward 1

Goals

Hartlepool

    • Total goals 6
    • Goals per game 3
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Huddersfield

    • Total goals 6
    • Goals per game 3
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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