November 17, 2012
Nightmare start for Hughes
Coventry romped to a 5-0 win at Hartlepool as new home boss John Hughes got off to a depressing start.
Appointed in midweek, Hughes saw his side, bottom of npower League One, ripped apart with three goals in eight second-half minutes.
After a lively start in which Coventry goalkeeper Joe Murphy saved well twice from Ryan Noble and then Jon Franks, Pools offered nothing.
Carl Baker opened the floodgates after 51 minutes. His low shot from 20 yards went in off the inside of the post and six minutes later it was 2-0 when Peter Hartley handled in the penalty area and David McGoldrick rolled in from 12 yards.
The quick-fire third came when Baker, with his back to goal, flicked the ball into space and effortlessly volleyed home from 10 yards.
Frank Moussa got the fourth after 75 minutes. Pools lost possession on the edge of the area and, from a lighting-fast counter-attack, the midfielder took a possession to curl home and substitute Adam Barton was only on the pitch for a minute before smashing in from 16 yards.
|Hartlepool United||Coventry City|
|1 Scott Flinders||1 Joe Murphy|
|5 Sam Collins||24 Richard Wood|
|2 Neil Austin||25 William Edjenguele|
|29 Peter Hartley||21 Cyrus Christie|
|22 Darren Holden||39 Blair Adams|
|3 Ritchie Humphreys||12 Steven Jennings|
|20 Paul Murray||8 Carl Baker|
|15 Antony Sweeney||32 Franck Moussa|
|7 Jonathan Franks||38 James Bailey|
|10 James Poole||11 Gary McSheffrey|
|35 Ryan Noble||31 David McGoldrick|
|32 Mark Foden||Chris Dunn 13|
|18 Jack Baldwin||Jordon Clarke 2|
|11 Andy Monkhouse||Nathan Cameron 5|
|8 Simon Walton||Adam Barton 16|
|14 Nathan Luscombe||Roy O'Donovan 19|
|19 Jordan Richards||Cody McDonald 9|
|36 Charlie Wyke||Callum Ball 17|
|Andy Monkhouse for Paul Murray (66)||Adam Barton for James Bailey (77)|
|Simon Walton for Ritchie Humphreys (66)||Roy O'Donovan for David McGoldrick (83)|
|Charlie Wyke for James Poole (77)||Jordon Clarke for Cyrus Christie (88)|
|· Squads: Hartlepool United | Coventry City|