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  • Date:02 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:County Ground
  • Attendance:7,146
  • Ritchie (66)
  • Horwood (36)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:28 +3.28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney by Lecsinel Jean-Francois. Leon McSweeney produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Phil Smith.

92:46 +2.46

The assistant referee signals for offside against Armann Bjornsson. Phil Smith takes the direct free kick.

91:24 +1.24

David Prutton has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

89:28

Ritchie Humphreys takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

88:48

Effort on goal by Matt Ritchie from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

88:24

The offside flag is raised against Armann Bjornsson. Phil Smith takes the direct free kick.

87:42

Leon McSweeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Sheehan. Matt Ritchie takes the direct free kick.

87:07

Corner from left by-line taken by Alan Sheehan.

86:05

Lecsinel Jean-Francois has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.

85:37

Ritchie Humphreys concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Caddis. Matt Ritchie takes the direct free kick.

83:29

Unfair challenge on Alassane N'Diaye by Evan Horwood results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Alan Sheehan from right channel, Leon McSweeney makes a clearance.

82:30

Corner taken by Alan Sheehan, Alassane N'Diaye takes a shot. Evan Horwood makes a clearance.

81:47

Ritchie Humphreys booked for time wasting.

78:48

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Evan Horwood, Alassane N'Diaye makes a clearance.

78:01

Mike Grella is brought on as a substitute for Elliot Benyon.

76:48

The referee shows Leon McSweeney a yellow card. Lecsinel Jean-Francois fouled by Leon McSweeney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Frampton.

75:04

(Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Armann Bjornsson coming on for Andy Monkhouse.

71:57

Ritchie Humphreys is brought on as a substitute for Colin Larkin.

70:35

Alassane N'Diaye is brought on as a substitute for Jon-Paul McGovern.

69:27

Calvin Andrew takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

68:11

Colin Larkin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Phil Smith takes the free kick.

66:10

Matt Ritchie finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Swindon 1-1 Hartlepool.Paul Caddis provided the assist for the goal.

64:19

The referee shows Andy Monkhouse a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Monkhouse on Lecsinel Jean-Francois. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Alan Sheehan from left channel, Foul by Andy Frampton on Peter Hartley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

61:44

Andy Monkhouse concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Ritchie. Lecsinel Jean-Francois restarts play with the free kick.

59:59

Jonathan Douglas fouled by Paul Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Sheehan takes the free kick.

59:06

Joe Gamble challenges David Prutton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Smith restarts play with the free kick.

58:29

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Calvin Andrew.

57:17

The official flags Elliot Benyon offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

56:59

Paul Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Ritchie. Andy Frampton takes the direct free kick.

56:19

Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

54:37

Effort on goal by Jon-Paul McGovern from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

53:20

Gary Liddle is sent off by the referee for violent conduct. Foul by Gary Liddle on Paul Caddis, free kick awarded. Andy Frampton takes the direct free kick.

52:47

Elliot Benyon takes a shot. Evan Horwood makes a clearance.

52:20

Unfair challenge on Andy Frampton by Colin Larkin results in a free kick. Phil Smith restarts play with the free kick.

51:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Liddle on Jonathan Douglas. Andy Frampton restarts play with the free kick.

49:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Liddle by David Prutton. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

46:54

Gary Liddle has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

46:39 +1.39

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Calvin Andrew misses to the left of the goal.

45:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Ritchie by Steven Haslam. Alan Sheehan takes the free kick.

43:30

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

42:43

Calvin Andrew takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

39:36

Inswinging corner taken by Leon McSweeney from the left by-line, Gary Liddle takes a shot. Matt Ritchie makes a clearance.

38:44

Outswinging corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, Paul Murray makes a clearance.

36:49

Evan Horwood fires in a goal from a long way out to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swindon 0-1 Hartlepool.

35:57

Corner taken left-footed by Leon McSweeney, save by Phil Smith.

34:31

Lecsinel Jean-Francois concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon McSweeney. Shot comes in from Evan Horwood from the free kick.

30:40

Jon-Paul McGovern takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders.

27:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Murray by Calvin Andrew. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

25:58

Evan Horwood challenges Calvin Andrew unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Alan Sheehan from right channel, clearance made by Evan Horwood.

24:18

Effort on goal by Elliot Benyon from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

23:07

Unfair challenge on Alan Sheehan by Andy Monkhouse results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Frampton.

21:04

Paul Caddis challenges Gary Liddle unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Leon McSweeney, clearance by Alan Sheehan.

18:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Ritchie on Joe Gamble. Free kick taken by Steven Haslam.

17:34

Jon-Paul McGovern takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

15:00

Sam Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Calvin Andrew. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jonathan Douglas.

6:01

Matt Ritchie concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Murray. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

1:22

Steven Haslam fouled by Matt Ritchie, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

N`Diaye poser for Hart Paul Hart must decide whether to hand a full debut to Alassane N`Diaye as Swindon welcome Hartlepool to the County Ground for a must-win clash. The on-loan Crystal Palace midfielder has spent his first couple of weeks in Wiltshire getting his fitness up to speed and came on for the final nine minutes of Tuesday`s disappointing 1-0 defeat at Exeter. Hart now has to decide whether he is ready to start against Pools or if he is handed more time from the bench. Aside from regular absentees Vincent Pericard and Milan Misun (both knee), the Robins boss has a full-strength squad to select from with no new injuries from the midweek reverse at St James Park. Hart has targeted five wins from Town`s remaining seven games in order to secure League One safety, making all four of their remaining home fixtures crucial. Hartlepool first-team coach Mick Wadsworth has several injury worries. Striker James Brown will continue to miss out with an ankle problem and defender Neil Austin remains sidelined through a calf tear. Top scorer Antony Sweeney will be absent for the fourth game in a row as he continues to recover from a bad gash on his ankle. Forward Ryan Donaldson has returned to Newcastle after his loan deal expired. He failed to score in 12 appearances. Wadsworth has made three substitutions in each of Pools' last six matches and is likely to call on options from the bench once more. The sides shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw when they met in August, with Hartlepool surrendering a two-goal advantage. Pools have not kept a clean sheet away from home since January 18.

Formation:442Manager: Paul Hart

Swindon

Formation: 442Manager: Mick Wadsworth

Hartlepool

  • Phil Smith
  • Paul Caddis
  • Andy Frampton
  • Lecsinel Jean-Francois
  • Alan Sheehan
  • Jon-Paul McGovern
  • Jonathan Douglas
  • David Prutton
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Elliot Benyon
  • Calvin Andrew
  • SUBS
  • Jacob Jefionkowski
  • Scott Cuthbert
  • Michael Rose
  • Simon Ferry
  • Michael Timlin
  • Mike Grella
  • Alassane N'Diaye

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Match Report

Ritchie makes point for Robins Matt Ritchie salvaged a point as Swindon battled to a 1-1 draw against Hartlepool. But after recovering from conceding a bizarre goal, a point may not be enough for the Robins' diminishing hopes of avoiding relegation from League One. Swindon's Phil Smith only learned a half hour before kick-off that he was playing after David Lucas was injured in the pre-match warm-up and the replacement keeper gifted Hartlepool an opening goal. Smith safely fielded a corner but his attempt to launch an attack only saw him throw the ball to Pools defender Evan Horwood who side footed it into an empty net from 25 yards with Smith scrambling in vain to make his ground. Hartlepool were reduced to 10 men after 55 minutes when Gary Liddle was shown a straight red card for a poor challenge on Paul Caddis, and Swindon took advantage when Caddis provided a tempting cross for Ritchie to bullet in a header from eight yards. Swindon laid siege to the Hartlepool goal and almost snatched a winner when Alassane N'Diaye saw his shot scrambled off the line by Horwood.

Form Guide

    DLDDLL
  • Swindon
  • VS
  • Hartlepool
  • WLWLLL

Last Meetings

  • Hartlepool
  • 2 - 2
  • Swindon
  • 14/08/2010
  • Hartlepool
  • 0 - 1
  • Swindon
  • 27/03/2010
  • Swindon
  • 0 - 2
  • Hartlepool
  • 17/10/2009
  • Swindon
  • 0 - 1
  • Hartlepool
  • 24/02/2009
  • Hartlepool
  • 3 - 3
  • Swindon
  • 03/10/2008
  • Swindon
  • 2 - 1
  • Hartlepool
  • 22/12/2007

Top Scorers

Swindon

  • M Ritchie 5
  • D Prutton 3
  • M Rose 3
  • J McGovern 3
  • T Dossevi 3
  • V Pericard 2
  • S Cuthbert 2
  • M Timlin 1
  • A Sheehan 1
  • E Benyon 1
  • P Caddis 1
  • M Grella 1

Hartlepool

  • A Sweeney 8
  • A Monkhouse 7
  • G Liddle 6
  • R Humphreys 2
  • C Larkin 2
  • P Hartley 2
  • L McSweeney 2
  • P Murray 1
  • S Collins 1
  • A Boyd 1
  • J Gamble 1
  • N Austin 1
  • E Horwood 1
  • J Brown 1

Goals

Swindon

    • Total goals 107
    • Goals per game 44
  • 3 (For) 11 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hartlepool

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 40
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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