October 27, 2012
Pools accept two Bees gifts
Managerless Hartlepool stole a point at play-off hopefuls Brentford courtesy of two own goals from the home side in a 2-2 draw.
Brentford centre-back Tony Craig headed into his own net unchallenged in the dying minutes after defensive partner Harlee Dean had done the same midway through the first half.
The own goals wiped out a brace from Paul Hayes, who opened his Brentford account when he fired home from close range after 11 minutes.
Pools clawed their way back into the game midway through the half when Antony Sweeney's cross was deflected past Bees goalkeeper Simon Moore by Dean.
The Bees, who dominated for long spells without ever really testing Scott Flinders, went ahead just before the hour when Hayes nodded home Clayton Donaldosn's right-wing cross.
But just as the points looked set to stay in west London Craig rose highest in his own box to loop a header in off his own post.
|21 Simon Moore||1 Scott Flinders|
|5 Tony Craig||2 Neil Austin|
|14 Shaleum Logan||6 Evan Horwood|
|6 Harlee Dean||29 Peter Hartley|
|24 Jake Bidwell||18 Jack Baldwin|
|8 Jonathan Douglas||3 Ritchie Humphreys|
|20 Toumani Diagouraga||20 Paul Murray|
|4 Adam Forshaw||15 Antony Sweeney|
|23 Paul Hayes||8 Simon Walton|
|9 Clayton Donaldson||39 Steve Howard|
|19 Harry Forrester||35 Ryan Noble|
|1 Richard Lee||Adam McHugh 31|
|3 Scott Barron||Sam Collins 5|
|32 Leon Legge||Darren Holden 22|
|2 Kevin O'Connor||Jonathan Franks 7|
|12 Tom Adeyemi||Nathan Luscombe 14|
|15 Stuart Dallas||Jordan Richards 19|
|11 James Spencer||James Poole 10|
|Leon Legge for Harlee Dean (46)||James Poole for Ritchie Humphreys (59)|
|James Spencer for Paul Hayes (82)||Nathan Luscombe for Paul Murray (77)|
|Tom Adeyemi for Adam Forshaw (84)|
|Adam Forshaw (70)||Paul Murray (64)|
|Jonathan Douglas (87)||Ryan Noble (90)|
|Toumani Diagouraga (90)|
|· Rosters: Brentford | Hartlepool United|