October 13, 2012
Captain Fantastic denies Pools
Doncaster skipper Rob Jones forced home a late equaliser to earn his side a 1-1 draw at Hartlepool.
Centre-half Jones was pushed up front for a long free-kick by Dave Cotterill and found a gap at the far post to bundle home in the 88th minute.
Pools' first effort on target came after 56 minutes when James Poole curled a shot in from distance, which was tipped over by Rovers goalkeeper Gary Woods, who then kept out Steve Howard's header from the subsequent corner.
After Charlie Wyke had curled a shot around the far post, Pools took the lead. Howard had two Rovers' defenders pulling at him in the penalty area and, from the spot kick, full-back Neil Austin confidently netted.
James Harper thought he had levelled when he volleyed into the side netting from 18 yards and goalkeeper Scott Flinders acrobatically kept out Cotterill's long-range shot.
But Jones's equaliser prevented Pools from winning for only the second time this season and keeps them in the bottom two.
|Hartlepool United||Doncaster Rovers|
|1 Scott Flinders||33 Gary Woods|
|2 Neil Austin||2 Paul Quinn|
|6 Evan Horwood||5 Robert Jones|
|29 Peter Hartley||4 Shelton Martis|
|22 Darren Holden||14 Tommy Spurr|
|18 Jack Baldwin||20 James Harper|
|20 Paul Murray||11 David Cotterill|
|15 Antony Sweeney||6 Dave Syers|
|7 Jonathan Franks||8 Billy Paynter|
|39 Steve Howard||9 Chris Brown|
|35 Ryan Noble||23 Kyle Bennett|
|31 Adam McHugh||Neil Sullivan 1|
|5 Sam Collins||James Husband 3|
|3 Ritchie Humphreys||Martin Woods 7|
|8 Simon Walton||Michael Woods 12|
|19 Jordan Richards||Paul Keegan 30|
|10 James Poole||Robbie Blake 10|
|36 Charlie Wyke||Jordan Ball 25|
|James Poole for Evan Horwood (36)||Jordan Ball for Billy Paynter (66)|
|Charlie Wyke for Ryan Noble (58)||James Husband for Shelton Martis (80)|
|Ritchie Humphreys for Charlie Wyke (81)||Paul Keegan for Chris Brown (86)|
|Shelton Martis (65)|
|· Squads: Hartlepool United | Doncaster Rovers|