Exeter City v Hartlepool United, 26 August 2000

Score1-1
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueSt James Park, Exeter
Attendance2,967
Pool's striker Kevin Henderson scored in the first minute for the second Saturday in a row, and once again they were unable to make the most of their early success. Exeter recovered from their early slumber to create a number of clear chances. The best came in the 23rd minute when referee Wilkes judged that Mark Robinson had tripped Steve Flack. Although Alex Inglethorpe sent Martin Hollund the wrong way, he also sent his spot kick wide of the keeper's right post. Both sides had good opportunities in the second half with United made to pay for not finding the elusive second. Jon Ashton's free kick was cleared to the back of the box, but Christian Roberts was able to cut back him and score his first goal for the Grecians from a narrow angle. It sealed only the second draw in United's last nine visits to St James' Park.

Goals:

Christian Roberts 79 G

Goals:

Kevin Henderson 1 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stuart Fraser
Defender Mark Burrows
Defender Jamie Campbell
Defender Chris Curran
Defender/Centre back Neil Whitworth
Midfielder Kwame Ampadu
Midfielder Alex Inglethorpe
Midfielder Andy Roscoe
Midfielder Lee Zabek
Forward Steve Flack

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Martin Hollund
Defender James Sharp
Defender/Centre back Barry Ferguson
Defender/Centre back Chris Westwood
Defender/Full back Darren Knowles
Defender/Left back Mark Robinson
Midfielder Lee Fitzpatrick
Midfielder Tommy Miller
Midfielder Paul Stephenson
Forward Kevin Henderson
Forward Tony Lormor

Substitutions:

Jon Ashton for Chris Curran 47
Christian Roberts for Mark Burrows 54
Darren Roberts for Graeme Tomlinson 63

Substitutions:

Craig Midgley for Lee Fitzpatrick 57
Tim Sperrevik for Kevin Henderson 72
Sam Shilton for Mark Robinson 82

Cards:

Chris Curran 25 Y
Steve Flack 43 Y

Cards:

Lee Fitzpatrick 48 Y

On the bench:

Defender/Right back Jon Ashton
Forward Darren Roberts

On the bench:

Midfielder Sam Shilton
Forward Craig Midgley
Forward Tim Sperrevik

Comments:

Exeter maintained their record of scoring a single goal in each of their first three games. League position: 18th

Comments:

Hartlepool had now won one, drawn one and lost one of their first three games. Tim Sperrevik made his debut in English football. League position: 10th