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  • Date:06 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The Galpharm Stadium
  • Attendance:12,316
Goal!

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91:11 +1.11

Inswinging corner taken by Neil Austin from the left by-line played to the near post, Jordan Rhodes manages to make a clearance.

90:12 +0.12

Peter Hartley concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Lee. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.

88:20

The assistant referee signals for offside against Colin Nish. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

84:49

Adam Boyd takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies. Colin Nish is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Damien Johnson is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Ward. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

84:01

Effort from a long way out by Andy Monkhouse hits the post.

82:36

Effort from just outside the area by Joey Gudjonsson goes over the target.

81:35

Alan Lee concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Baldwin. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.

78:37

Paul Murray goes off and Colin Nish comes on. Ritchie Humphreys goes off and Adam Boyd comes on.

76:14

Sean Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ritchie Humphreys. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.

75:55

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

74:32

A goal is scored by Alan Lee from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-0 Hartlepool.Assist by Joey Gudjonsson.

69:18

Antony Kay has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

67:38

Foul by Alan Lee on Paul Murray, free kick awarded. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

66:29

Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies. Evan Horwood takes a corner.

64:48

The referee blows for offside. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

61:10

Scott Arfield leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Roberts. Alan Lee on for Lee Novak.

60:28

Jack Baldwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Antony Kay. Caution for Jack Baldwin. Free kick taken by Calum Woods.

56:53

Corner taken by Daniel Ward from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Andy Monkhouse. Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward, Paul Murray makes a clearance.

55:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Calum Woods on James Brown. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.

50:49

Ritchie Humphreys fouled by Sean Morrison, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

49:33

Effort on goal by Daniel Ward from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:01

James Brown replaces James Poole.

42:14

The official flags Antony Sweeney offside. Sean Morrison restarts play with the free kick.

40:23

Andy Monkhouse challenges Jamie McCombe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Morrison.

37:47

Corner taken by Evan Horwood, clearance made by Jamie McCombe.

37:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Antony Kay on Jack Baldwin. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

34:35

Unfair challenge on James Poole by Jack Hunt results in a free kick. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

33:25

Handball decision goes against Peter Hartley. Daniel Ward takes the direct free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Ward, clearance made by Sam Collins.

31:29

Foul by Neil Austin on Lee Novak, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

27:51

Headed from the edge of the area by Lee Novak goes wide of the left-hand upright.

26:52

Unfair challenge on Antony Kay by Paul Murray results in a free kick. Joey Gudjonsson restarts play with the free kick.

23:12

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward, save made by Scott Flinders.

18:54

Foul by Daniel Ward on Neil Austin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

15:40

The offside flag is raised against James Poole. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.

13:48

Jordan Rhodes concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Collins. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.

12:24

Daniel Ward takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

11:36

Antony Kay takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders. Daniel Ward takes the outswinging corner, Peter Hartley manages to make a clearance.

9:06

Effort from just outside the area by Joey Gudjonsson goes over the target.

7:47

The ball is delivered by Jack Hunt.

5:20

Neil Austin takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Jamie McCombe.

2:46

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. Daniel Ward takes the inswinging corner, Sam Collins manages to make a clearance.

1:28

The referee blows for offside. Alex Smithies takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

Grayson's group in good health Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson will select his side from an unchanged squad for the home game with Hartlepool. Club skipper Peter Clarke and midfielder Tommy Miller both remain sidelined as they continue to recover from respective hernia operations, but Grayson has no new injury or suspension worries. Alan Lee made way for returning striker Jordan Rhodes for Saturday's 3-3 draw at Bury, and the latter promptly struck his 31st and 32nd goals of the season after missing out last Tuesday due to Scotland Under-21s commitments. Rhodes is expected to continue alongside Lee Novak up front for Town, but Grayson may consider some changes after seeing his side surrender a three-goal lead at the weekend. Defender Calum Woods, midfielder Oscar Gobern and winger Gary Roberts all stepped off the substitutes' bench at the weekend and are pushing for a place in the starting line-up. Huddersfield have drawn their last two matches and trail second-placed Sheffield United by five points. Hartlepool will be without Gary Liddle, Luke James and new loan signing Samuel Asjei. Midfielder Liddle is still struggling with the calf injury that has kept him out of the last three matches and teenager James has failed to shake off a back injury after missing the last two games. Fellow striker Asjei has returned to parent club Newcastle after sustaining a hamstring injury on his debut for Pools, a 1-1 draw with MK Dons on Saturday. Another forward, James Poole, replaced by Asjei early in the second half against the Dons, will be in contention after returning to the side for the first time in over two months at the weekend following a hamstring problem. Pools are currently in ninth place, seven points adrift of a play-off spot.

Formation:433Manager: Simon Grayson

Huddersfield

Formation: 451Manager: Neale Cooper

Hartlepool

  • Alex Smithies
  • Jack Hunt
  • Jamie McCombe
  • Sean Morrison
  • Calum Woods
  • Daniel Ward
  • Joey Gudjonsson
  • Antony Kay
  • Scott Arfield
  • Lee Novak
  • Jordan Rhodes
  • SUBS
  • Ian Bennett
  • Alan Lee
  • Gary Roberts
  • Gary Naysmith
  • Damien Johnson

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Match Report

Lee spares Town's blushes Huddersfield substitute Alan Lee plundered an unlikely winner for Huddersfield as Hartlepool were edged out 1-0 in a dour contest. Veteran striker Lee, who cleaned new Town boss Simon Grayson's boots in their playing days at Aston Villa, fired in from Joey Gudjonsson's pass in the 75th minute. Lee had entered the contest 13 minutes earlier and sparked the game into life after an hour devoid of action and when the Terriers did get out of first gear, they found Pools goalkeeper Scott Flinders in solid form. He first tipped over Antony Kay's flicked effort and then saved Danny Ward's shot. Flinders also did well to beat away a goalbound header from Jordan Rhodes early on, while at the other end it took until 67 minute before the visitors mustered a shot at goal. But Hartlepool did rally late on and nearly levelled when Antony Sweeney saw his shot tipped on to the post by Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies. Academy product Smithies was also alert in the last minute to make a double stop, first from Sweeney and then Adam Boyd, which was ruled off-side.

Form Guide

    DDLWDD
  • Huddersfield
  • VS
  • Hartlepool
  • DLWLWD

Last Meetings

  • Hartlepool
  • 0 - 0
  • Huddersfield
  • 16/08/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Huddersfield

  • J Rhodes 30
  • L Novak 8
  • A Lee 6
  • G Roberts 6
  • J McCombe 3
  • S Arfield 2
  • O Gobern 2
  • D Ward 2
  • T Miller 1
  • A Kay 1
  • A Robinson 1
  • S Morrison 1
  • J Hunt 1

Hartlepool

  • J Poole 7
  • A Sweeney 5
  • CJ Nish 4
  • A Boyd 4
  • A Monkhouse 3
  • P Hartley 3
  • L James 3
  • NA Solano 2
  • G Liddle 2
  • P Murray 1
  • S Collins 1
  • R Humphreys 1
  • E Horwood 1
  • J Brown 1
  • N Luscombe 1

Goals

Huddersfield

    • Total goals 99
    • Goals per game 64
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hartlepool

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 42
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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