Gulacsi gaffe hands Pools win

23 November 2010 10:30
Tranmere goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi scored an own goal 13 minutes from time to hand Hartlepool a 1-0 victory at Prenton Park. The stopped tried to punch clear a Leon McSweeney corner only to direct the ball into his own net. Tranmere's Ian Thomas-Moore drew the first save with a 13th-minute header but moments later Hartlepool should have gone ahead. Ritchie Humphreys was left clear after a mistake but missed the target from twelve yards. A weak volley by Gary Liddle was comfortably held by Gulacsi just after the half hour in a goalless opening 45 minutes before Humphreys blasted wide and Antony Sweeney saw a header well held by Gulacsi early in the second period. Tranmere struggled to break down a competent Hartlepool rearguard and Sam Mantom missed the target after some fine approach work in the 72nd minute. Gulacsi saved well from James Brown in the 76th minute but a minute later his howler gifted United the points.

Source: PA