Match preview: Hartlepool United v York City

York City midfielder Adam Reed is hoping to be involved when the Minstermen travel to his home-town club, Hartlepool, tomorrow

Hartlepool United manager Colin Coopermay switch centre-back Jack Baldwin, left, to right-back for the visit of York City in Sky Bet League Two tomorrow at Victoria Park

First published in Sport York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

ADAM Reed is ready to fall out with friends and family this weekend as he hopes to help York City beat his home-town club, Hartlepool.

The City midfielder even grew up as a Pools fan himself when he lived ten minutes from Victoria Park as a schoolboy.

But, even if the allegiances of his nearest and dearest are likely to be with the hosts this weekend, Reed is targeting three points for the visitors.

Despite being only 22, tomorrow’s match will see Reed play at the home of his childhood heroes for a fifth different visiting team in the Football League but he is yet to taste victory there.

Having made his professional debut for Brentford during a 3-0 defeat at Hartlepool in March 2011, he has also lost 2-1 there with Leyton Orient and shared the spoils following trips with Portsmouth and Burton – the latter proving his last appearance for the Brewers before a new year switch to Bootham Crescent.

Due to being on Sunderland’s books for 14 years from the age of seven, Reed has never represented Hartlepool at any level but he still relishes locking horns with the place of his birth.

“When I was at Burton, Hartlepool was the first fixture I looked out for at the start of the season,” Reed admitted. “It’s my favourite ground to play at.

“We lived about ten minutes from the ground when I was growing up so I used to watch and support them from the Town End every home game.

“I started going with my dad when I was so small that I couldn’t even see the game really.

“I saw them get promoted when I was a kid and I went to a couple of away matches as well when I didn’t have a game with Sunderland.

“My family will be there tomorrow and quite a few others from home will be wanting me to do well but hoping Hartlepool win.

“Even though I will get some stick from my cousins and mates, though, I hope we can get another three points, which we are capable of getting.”

Hartlepool have only won one of their last 11 matches, including the 1-1 draw against Burton that saw Reed used as a 75th-minute substitute by the visitors.

But the former Black Cat is expecting a tough, high-tempo contest tomorrow, saying: “They are very similar to us – a very young and hard-working team.

“That is their base for everything. I think the team’s average age is only 23 and they have a lot of hungry players who want to impress in every game so it won’t be easy.

“I am sure we will take a few fans and there will be a good atmosphere so we have got to get off to a good start because they will be trying to get on their front foot as soon as they can. It’s a big game and I am looking forward to it.”

 

Cooper desperate for a 2014 kick-start

HARTLEPOOL United are still waiting to win their first points of 2014 ahead of tomorrow’s home match with York City.

Colin Cooper’s men have kicked off the New Year with three straight defeats and failed to score a single goal in any of those games.

Back-to-back 3-0 home defeats against Bury and Rochdale were followed by last weekend’s 2-0 loss at Fleetwood, where Jordan Richards’ third-minute red card saw the visitors play most of the match with ten men.

Richards was only playing because of ex-City youth scholar Michael Duckworth’s double hernia and his subsequent suspension gives Cooper problems at right-back.

The likely solution is that centre-back Jack Baldwin will fill the position, as he did at Fleetwood, with 36-year-old, ex-Port Vale and Hull defender Sam Collins lining up in the middle.

Prior to his setback, 21-year-old Duckworth had started all 27 matches following his mid-August move from part-timers Bradford Park Avenue and he is joined on the sidelines by winger James Poole, who has a hamstring injury.

Former Premier League striker Marlon Harewood will be fit enough, however, to make his home debut.

Signed in the transfer window from Bristol City, where he failed to make a single league start following his summer switch from Barnsley, the 34-year-old former West Ham striker, who once cost Aston Villa £4 million, completed 90 minutes against Fleetwood.

He will now renew an eagerly-anticipated partnership with Pools’ exciting 19-year-old striker Luke James against the Minstermen with the pair only lining up alongside each other for nine minutes at Fleetwood before the latter was sacrificed following Richards’ dismissal.

James is Hartlepool’s top scorer this term with ten goals although he has not netted in ten matches since a 2-0 home win over Northampton on November 23.

That victory also represents the last time Cooper’s team won at home, scoring just two goals during a five-game run without a triumph in front of their own fans.

In all games, the north-east outfit have won just once in 11 matches but have strengthened their squad ahead of tomorrow’s match by recruiting teenage wingers Luke Williams and Jack Barmby – the son of ex-England international Nick – on loan from Middlesbrough and Manchester United respectively.

Williams looks set to start but Barmby might need to settle for a place on the bench.

Hartlepool: (probable) Flinders; Baldwin, Burgess, Collins, Austin, Compton, Walton, Monkhouse, Williams, James, Harewood.

 

Match facts

YORK City are making their first visit to Victoria Park since November 1, 2002, when they held Hartlepool United, at the time Division Three (League Two) leaders, to a goalless draw.

The line up that day was: Fettis, Edmondson, Parkin, Brass, Potter, Wood, Bullock, Brackstone, Cook, Nogan (Reddy), Duffield.

In total, City have made 47 Football League trips to Hartlepool winning 11 times and drawing ten.
The biggest success was 5-1 in 1958/59 when Peter Wragg scored a hat-trick and the heaviest reverse was in 1931/32 when they went down 7-2.

The last victory on this ground was in 1993/94 when former United players Jon McCarthy, pictured, and Tony Barratt netted in a 2-0 scoreline.

Others to have represented both clubs include George Patterson, Eddie Blackburn, Keith Houchen, John MacPhail, Kevin Dixon, Paul Baker, Paul Stephenson, Mark Tinkler and Lee Bullock.
The managerial and coaching links are John Bird, Alan Little and Viv Busby.

It happened on January 25

1958: In front of Bootham Crescent’s biggest post war crowd – 23,600 – City drew 0-0 with First Division (Premier) Bolton Wanderers in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Trotters won the replay 3-0 and went on to win the Cup that season.

1964: A 1-1 home draw against Torquay United in Division Four. Jim Goldie was the scorer and the attendance was 2,877.

1977: Gordon Staniforth, with his first goal for the club, and Chris Galvin
netted in a 2-1 home victory over Chesterfield in the Third Division (League One) in front of 2,579.

1986: Altrincham were beaten 2-0 at Bootham Crescent in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The attendance was 8,842 and on target were Dale Banton and Gary Ford.

2003: City’s first visit to the KC Stadium ended goalless against Hull City. The crowd for this Division Three (League Two) encounter was 18,437.

2004: Huddersfield Town won 2-0 at Bootham Crescent in the Third Division watched by 6,969.

Compiled by David Batters

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11:30am Fri 24 Jan 14

Charles Longbottom says...

1977 - Are you sure it was Chesterfield. it was along time ago but I thjought it was Crystal Palace.
1977 - Are you sure it was Chesterfield. it was along time ago but I thjought it was Crystal Palace. Charles Longbottom
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11:31am Fri 24 Jan 14

Charles Longbottom says...

1977 - Are you sure it was Chesterfield. Could it have been Crystal Palace?
1977 - Are you sure it was Chesterfield. Could it have been Crystal Palace? Charles Longbottom
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1:00pm Fri 24 Jan 14

RooBeck says...

Didn't Jack Barmby's grand-dad - Geoff or is that with a J - play for us once upon a time - maybe in the Reserves?! I know he was at Scarborough back in the Seventies and knew where the back of the net was but seem to think he played for us too? Let's all get right behind the City side to-morrow - we are playing decent at the moment and though the next three matches on paper look tough, we are capable of doing well in them and consolidating/improv
ing on, our league position. Front-foot City, create those chances and let's get some goals!! COYR.
Didn't Jack Barmby's grand-dad - Geoff or is that with a J - play for us once upon a time - maybe in the Reserves?! I know he was at Scarborough back in the Seventies and knew where the back of the net was but seem to think he played for us too? Let's all get right behind the City side to-morrow - we are playing decent at the moment and though the next three matches on paper look tough, we are capable of doing well in them and consolidating/improv ing on, our league position. Front-foot City, create those chances and let's get some goals!! COYR. RooBeck
  • Score: 0

1:54pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Yorkieroy60 says...

Charles Longbottom wrote:
1977 - Are you sure it was Chesterfield. Could it have been Crystal Palace?
According to the YC records City beat Chesterfield and Crystal Palace 2-1 at home in Jan 1977 but it was against Chesterfield that Staniforth scored.
[quote][p][bold]Charles Longbottom[/bold] wrote: 1977 - Are you sure it was Chesterfield. Could it have been Crystal Palace?[/p][/quote]According to the YC records City beat Chesterfield and Crystal Palace 2-1 at home in Jan 1977 but it was against Chesterfield that Staniforth scored. Yorkieroy60
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1:56pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Robert Davro says...

Off the top of my head - Team Line Up:

Pope

Oyebanjo, Lowe, McGurk, Davies

Coulson, Reed, Penn, Carson

Fletcher, Bowman

Could be places for McCombe, Montrose, Jarvis....Ingham....
..
We've got a decent squad now haven't we.
Off the top of my head - Team Line Up: Pope Oyebanjo, Lowe, McGurk, Davies Coulson, Reed, Penn, Carson Fletcher, Bowman Could be places for McCombe, Montrose, Jarvis....Ingham.... .. We've got a decent squad now haven't we. Robert Davro
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2:07pm Fri 24 Jan 14

dbrs88 says...

Robert Davro wrote:
Off the top of my head - Team Line Up:

Pope

Oyebanjo, Lowe, McGurk, Davies

Coulson, Reed, Penn, Carson

Fletcher, Bowman

Could be places for McCombe, Montrose, Jarvis....Ingham....

..
We've got a decent squad now haven't we.
Think NW will deffo go with montrose and penn in the middle away from home. see reed being used when we attack the game. the game plan will be contain for 45 then try nick a winner second half. A la northampton game.
[quote][p][bold]Robert Davro[/bold] wrote: Off the top of my head - Team Line Up: Pope Oyebanjo, Lowe, McGurk, Davies Coulson, Reed, Penn, Carson Fletcher, Bowman Could be places for McCombe, Montrose, Jarvis....Ingham.... .. We've got a decent squad now haven't we.[/p][/quote]Think NW will deffo go with montrose and penn in the middle away from home. see reed being used when we attack the game. the game plan will be contain for 45 then try nick a winner second half. A la northampton game. dbrs88
  • Score: 4

2:32pm Fri 24 Jan 14

rogue84 says...

I was at that last one at Victoria Park for the 0-0 game, a match we fully deserved to win despite Hartlepool being quite high up the table (if memory serves).
If somebody had told me we wouldn't be back for a fixture till 2014 i would have laughed!
I was at that last one at Victoria Park for the 0-0 game, a match we fully deserved to win despite Hartlepool being quite high up the table (if memory serves). If somebody had told me we wouldn't be back for a fixture till 2014 i would have laughed! rogue84
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2:35pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Robert Davro says...

dbrs88 wrote:
Robert Davro wrote:
Off the top of my head - Team Line Up:

Pope

Oyebanjo, Lowe, McGurk, Davies

Coulson, Reed, Penn, Carson

Fletcher, Bowman

Could be places for McCombe, Montrose, Jarvis....Ingham....


..
We've got a decent squad now haven't we.
Think NW will deffo go with montrose and penn in the middle away from home. see reed being used when we attack the game. the game plan will be contain for 45 then try nick a winner second half. A la northampton game.
Yeah agree with you there. Just thought the Reed article about returning home etc might mean he's playing but totally agree with you on Montrose. Got a good feeling about this one. Can't make it unfortunately but I know those of you that are going, 1000+, will get behind the lads. Come on City!
[quote][p][bold]dbrs88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robert Davro[/bold] wrote: Off the top of my head - Team Line Up: Pope Oyebanjo, Lowe, McGurk, Davies Coulson, Reed, Penn, Carson Fletcher, Bowman Could be places for McCombe, Montrose, Jarvis....Ingham.... .. We've got a decent squad now haven't we.[/p][/quote]Think NW will deffo go with montrose and penn in the middle away from home. see reed being used when we attack the game. the game plan will be contain for 45 then try nick a winner second half. A la northampton game.[/p][/quote]Yeah agree with you there. Just thought the Reed article about returning home etc might mean he's playing but totally agree with you on Montrose. Got a good feeling about this one. Can't make it unfortunately but I know those of you that are going, 1000+, will get behind the lads. Come on City! Robert Davro
  • Score: 1

3:46pm Fri 24 Jan 14

yorkiemike says...

Over the Pennines to Hartlepool for me.Hope the weather over there is better than here,strong wind and rain!
Looks as though there will be a good following.Don`t want to sound too pessimistic but a draw will be a good result.Let`s hope we can nick it.Wonder if he`ll play Reed and keep Montrose back for Chesterfield or Fleetwood,just in case he gets booked.
On a totally different note Brodie is playing at Southport now!How the mighty are fallen!
Over the Pennines to Hartlepool for me.Hope the weather over there is better than here,strong wind and rain! Looks as though there will be a good following.Don`t want to sound too pessimistic but a draw will be a good result.Let`s hope we can nick it.Wonder if he`ll play Reed and keep Montrose back for Chesterfield or Fleetwood,just in case he gets booked. On a totally different note Brodie is playing at Southport now!How the mighty are fallen! yorkiemike
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5:38pm Fri 24 Jan 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Tough week ahead starting at Hartlepool tomorrow. After those three games we will have a good idea how our season is going to shape up. Hartlepool is usually a difficult place to get a result, but with our strong away support I am hopeful that we can get at least a draw. Finally I was interested to read the "It happened on January 25th" above. Saturday 25th January 1958, York City 0 Bolton Wanderers 0 - attendance 23,600, I was standing in the Shipton Street end that day, near the half-time scoreboard - "Happy Days".
Tough week ahead starting at Hartlepool tomorrow. After those three games we will have a good idea how our season is going to shape up. Hartlepool is usually a difficult place to get a result, but with our strong away support I am hopeful that we can get at least a draw. Finally I was interested to read the "It happened on January 25th" above. Saturday 25th January 1958, York City 0 Bolton Wanderers 0 - attendance 23,600, I was standing in the Shipton Street end that day, near the half-time scoreboard - "Happy Days". OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 3

6:11pm Fri 24 Jan 14

newish-soon says...

RooBeck wrote:
Didn't Jack Barmby's grand-dad - Geoff or is that with a J - play for us once upon a time - maybe in the Reserves?! I know he was at Scarborough back in the Seventies and knew where the back of the net was but seem to think he played for us too? Let's all get right behind the City side to-morrow - we are playing decent at the moment and though the next three matches on paper look tough, we are capable of doing well in them and consolidating/improv

ing on, our league position. Front-foot City, create those chances and let's get some goals!! COYR.
Yes, Jack's grandad, Jeff, did play for City in the 60s, a few 1st team appearances but mainly the reserves. Anyone who bought the York City Quiz Books will be aware that his son, Nick, played in the Spurs team with Ian Walker in goal, son of Mike, another mid 60s City player.
[quote][p][bold]RooBeck[/bold] wrote: Didn't Jack Barmby's grand-dad - Geoff or is that with a J - play for us once upon a time - maybe in the Reserves?! I know he was at Scarborough back in the Seventies and knew where the back of the net was but seem to think he played for us too? Let's all get right behind the City side to-morrow - we are playing decent at the moment and though the next three matches on paper look tough, we are capable of doing well in them and consolidating/improv ing on, our league position. Front-foot City, create those chances and let's get some goals!! COYR.[/p][/quote]Yes, Jack's grandad, Jeff, did play for City in the 60s, a few 1st team appearances but mainly the reserves. Anyone who bought the York City Quiz Books will be aware that his son, Nick, played in the Spurs team with Ian Walker in goal, son of Mike, another mid 60s City player. newish-soon
  • Score: 3

7:18pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Peppa07 says...

Keith Houchen City and Coventry legend. And a twice a Monkey Hanger too. My favourite player...
Keith Houchen City and Coventry legend. And a twice a Monkey Hanger too. My favourite player... Peppa07
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9:41pm Fri 24 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
Tough week ahead starting at Hartlepool tomorrow. After those three games we will have a good idea how our season is going to shape up. Hartlepool is usually a difficult place to get a result, but with our strong away support I am hopeful that we can get at least a draw. Finally I was interested to read the "It happened on January 25th" above. Saturday 25th January 1958, York City 0 Bolton Wanderers 0 - attendance 23,600, I was standing in the Shipton Street end that day, near the half-time scoreboard - "Happy Days".
THE PICK POCKETS did ok that O-H..
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Tough week ahead starting at Hartlepool tomorrow. After those three games we will have a good idea how our season is going to shape up. Hartlepool is usually a difficult place to get a result, but with our strong away support I am hopeful that we can get at least a draw. Finally I was interested to read the "It happened on January 25th" above. Saturday 25th January 1958, York City 0 Bolton Wanderers 0 - attendance 23,600, I was standing in the Shipton Street end that day, near the half-time scoreboard - "Happy Days".[/p][/quote]THE PICK POCKETS did ok that O-H.. bill bailey
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