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  • Date:07 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:4,663
  • Brown (73) James (79)
Goal!

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93:41 +3.41

Brett Ormerod takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

90:56 +0.56

Ritchie Humphreys is brought on as a substitute for Luke James.

89:26

Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Peter Hartley misses to the left of the goal.

89:11

Gary Liddle takes a shot. Dean Holden gets a block in.

86:42

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Monkhouse. Direct free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.

85:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte by Andy Monkhouse. Andy Monkhouse is booked. Direct free kick taken by Dean Holden.

82:56

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro challenges Gary Liddle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Liddle takes the free kick.

81:35

Foul by Joe Widdowson on Neil Austin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders. Booking for Joe Widdowson for unsporting behaviour.

81:01

Andrew Tutte on for Stephen Darby.

79:27

Luke James scores a goal from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 2-0 Rochdale.

78:24

Stephen Darby challenges Luke James unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

77:45

Shot from just outside the box by Gary Liddle goes over the crossbar.

76:08

(Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro coming on for Nicky Adams. (Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Ashley Grimes coming on for David Ball.

74:32

A cross is delivered by Brett Ormerod.

73:04

James Brown finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hartlepool 1-0 Rochdale.

72:16

Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, clearance by Gary Jones.

71:34

Brett Ormerod is ruled offside. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

70:16

Nicky Adams crosses the ball, save made by Scott Flinders.

67:37

James Brown comes on in place of Paul Murray.

65:44

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Liddle. Direct free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.

64:11

Andy Monkhouse concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Darby. Gary Jones takes the direct free kick.

63:22

Nicky Adams is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

62:50

Paul Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Bogdanovic. Nicky Adams takes the free kick.

61:50

Unfair challenge on Neil Austin by Joe Widdowson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

59:02

The offside flag is raised against Brett Ormerod. Sam Collins crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Dean Holden.

56:08

Joe Widdowson concedes a free kick for a foul on Antony Sweeney. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

54:43

Unfair challenge on Joe Widdowson by Gary Liddle results in a free kick. Centre by Nicky Adams, Brett Ormerod produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

53:49

A cross is delivered by Luke James, Peter Kurucz makes a save.

52:52

Peter Hartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Bogdanovic. Direct free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.

52:16

Corner taken right-footed by Luke James from the left by-line, clearance made by Gary Jones.

47:44

Unfair challenge on Luke James by Gary Jones results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neil Austin, blocked by Gary Jones.

46:37

Daniel Bogdanovic takes a shot. Sam Collins gets a block in.

45:56

The offside flag is raised against Luke James. Dean Holden takes the free kick.

44:06

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

43:56

Centre by Daniel Bogdanovic, Sam Collins manages to make a clearance.

42:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Murray. Joe Widdowson takes the free kick.

41:54

Brett Ormerod takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.

41:31

Luke James sends in a cross, Peter Kurucz makes a save.

41:02

Corner taken by Luke James, Dean Holden manages to make a clearance.

39:05

Andy Monkhouse has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

37:45

Foul by Gary Jones on Gary Liddle, free kick awarded. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.

35:43

Unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Gary Liddle results in a free kick. Stephen Darby takes the direct free kick.

35:06

Evan Horwood takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Joe Widdowson.

34:20

Luke James takes a shot. Save by Peter Kurucz.

32:32

Evan Horwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Bogdanovic. Stephen Jordan takes the free kick.

31:48

Corner taken right-footed by Luke James from the left by-line, Paul Murray takes a shot. Save by Peter Kurucz.

29:53

Centre by Paul Murray, Gary Liddle takes a shot. Peter Kurucz makes a save.

27:47

Stephen Jordan concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke James. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.

26:37

Neil Austin fouled by Daniel Bogdanovic, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Evan Horwood from left channel, Unfair challenge on Peter Kurucz by Luke James results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.

25:22

Header from close in by Sam Collins misses to the left of the goal.

24:20

A cross is delivered by Luke James, save by Peter Kurucz.

20:35

Foul by Dean Holden on Luke James, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

16:49

Gary Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Antony Sweeney. Direct free kick taken by Gary Liddle.

14:21

Nicky Adams fouled by Evan Horwood, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Darby takes the free kick.

5:54

Jason Kennedy fouled by Gary Liddle, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

4:16

Corner taken right-footed by Luke James from the left by-line, Andy Monkhouse produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

4:08

Jason Kennedy delivers the ball.

0:44

The offside flag is raised against Brett Ormerod. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Pools pair in fitness race Hartlepool skipper Sam Collins and striker James Poole face a race to be fit for the visit of Rochdale. Collins missed the 2-1 defeat to Scunthorpe on Monday after picking up a foot injury against Sheffield United and although X-rays showed no fracture, the 34-year-old suffered heavy bruising and is doubtful. Poole has been sidelined for the last two games through a hamstring injury, but could be involved against Dale if he shows signs of progress. Colin Larkin will remained sidelined for another three months after undergoing another operation on his knee, while fellow striker Colin Nish has returned to training following surgery on a similar problem but needs to work on his match fitness. Defender Stephen Wright will miss out once again with an Achilles injury that has seen him miss the last five games. Brett Ormerod is poised to make his Rochdale debut. The veteran striker joined Dale this week and is expected to partner Daniel Bogdanovic - who, like Ormerod, has moved to Spotland on a month's loan from Blackpool - in attack. Bogdanovic marked his own debut with a goal, the equaliser in Monday's 1-1 draw with Preston. On-loan West Ham goalkeeper Peter Kurucz also made his Rochdale bow against North End and is poised to keep his place as the medical staff continue to assess David Lucas' recovery from a head injury. Lucas was knocked unconscious in a sickening collision during Dale's 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United last month and was substituted as a precaution 27 minutes into his comeback against Walsall on New Year's Eve after complaining of dizziness. Defender Marcus Holness missed the Preston game and remains a doubt with a thigh problem, while long-term absentees Mark Twaddle (back) and Simon Hackney (abdominal) stay out of action.

Formation:433Manager: Neale Cooper

Hartlepool

Formation: 442Manager:

Rochdale

  • Scott Flinders
  • Neil Austin
  • Sam Collins
  • Peter Hartley
  • Evan Horwood
  • Paul Murray
  • Gary Liddle
  • Jack Baldwin
  • Andy Monkhouse
  • Luke James
  • Antony Sweeney
  • SUBS
  • Andy Rafferty
  • Ritchie Humphreys
  • James Brown
  • Adam Boyd
  • Nolberto Solano

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Match Report

Pools end poor home run Hartlepool ended their run of nine straight defeats at Victoria Park with a 2-0 win over Rochdale. Neither side offered much in the first-half, but Pools did create the rare openings, with Andy Monkhouse heading over a Luke James corner and Jack Baldwin curling a shot into the arms of keeper Peter Kurucz. Monkhouse also had a header cleared off the line by Stephen Darby, while all Dale mustered was a Nicky Adams shot from 25-yards which went straight at Scott Flinders. Pools introduced James Brown after 68 minutes and six minutes later he was celebrating when he got ahead of Antony Sweeney to head home from close range. And teenage talent James scored a wonder goal in the 80th minute, volleying high into the net from 25 yards. Pools player-coach Ritchie Humphreys was given a late run out for his 500th appearance for the club, as new boss Neale Cooper earned a first win since his re-appointment.

Form Guide

    LLLWLL
  • Hartlepool
  • VS
  • Rochdale
  • WLLDDD

Last Meetings

  • Rochdale
  • 1 - 3
  • Hartlepool
  • 27/08/2011
  • Hartlepool
  • 0 - 2
  • Rochdale
  • 25/03/2011
  • Rochdale
  • 0 - 0
  • Hartlepool
  • 07/08/2010

Top Scorers

Hartlepool

  • J Poole 6
  • CJ Nish 3
  • A Boyd 3
  • NA Solano 2
  • A Monkhouse 2
  • G Liddle 2
  • P Hartley 2
  • P Murray 1
  • S Collins 1
  • A Sweeney 1
  • E Horwood 1
  • N Luscombe 1

Rochdale

  • A Grimes 5
  • G Jones 3
  • D Ball 3
  • M Holness 3
  • J Akpa Akpro 2
  • N Adams 2
  • B Barry-Murphy 1
  • J Kennedy 1
  • D Bogdanovic 1
  • N Eccleston 1

Goals

Hartlepool

    • Total goals 62
    • Goals per game 28
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Rochdale

    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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