September 22, 2012
Monkhouse saves Pools
A 90th-minute Andy Monkhouse goal got Hartlepool out of jail as they rescued a 2-2 draw with Shrewsbury.
Two efforts from striker Marvin Morgan looked like securing Shrewsbury a first away win back in League One, before substitute Monkhouse struck with time running out.
Pools, thumped 5-0 at Preston in midweek, took took a 15th-minute lead. Evan Horwood picked out Steve Howard and his header teed up Jon Franks to drill in his second goal of the season from 20 yards.
Home keeper Scott Flinders had to make a fine save to deny Matt Richards a quick leveller, but he was soon beaten when a long free-kick from Joe Jacobson fell kindly for Morgan to confidently net from 12 yards.
The secondhalf took an age to get going, but with seven minutes to go, the Shrews scored.
From a swift counter-attack from one penalty area to the other, Morgan got in behind the back four to roll his low finish into the net.
But they could not hold on and when a long ball was headed on by Howard it sat up for Monkhouse to crack in from 10 yards.
|Hartlepool United||Shrewsbury Town|
|1 Scott Flinders||1 Chris Weale|
|5 Sam Collins||5 Darren Jones|
|6 Evan Horwood||3 Joe Jacobson|
|29 Peter Hartley||2 Jermaine Grandison|
|18 Jack Baldwin||23 Michael Hector|
|20 Paul Murray||17 Paul Parry|
|15 Antony Sweeney||8 Matthew Richards|
|7 Jonathan Franks||4 Luke Summerfield|
|24 Craig Lynch||20 Aaron Wildig|
|39 Steve Howard||10 Marvin Morgan|
|10 James Poole||24 Terry Gornell|
|31 Adam McHugh||Joe Anyon 25|
|2 Neil Austin||Connor Goldson 18|
|22 Darren Holden||Mark Wright 7|
|11 Andy Monkhouse||John Taylor 11|
|3 Ritchie Humphreys||Robert Purdie 6|
|8 Simon Walton||Asa Hall 14|
|33 Luke James||Ryan Doble 16|
|Luke James for James Poole (74)||Mark Wright for Terry Gornell (76)|
|Andy Monkhouse for Craig Lynch (80)|
|Darren Holden for Jonathan Franks (88)|
|Paul Murray (64)|
|Sam Collins (73)|
|· Rosters: Hartlepool United | Shrewsbury Town|