Hartlepool United v Chesterfield, 19 August 2000

Score2-1 to Chesterfield
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueVictoria Park
Attendance3,583
After relegation last season, Chesterfield topped the division with a 100% record after two games. The Spireites fell behind to a goal after 43 seconds last week, and they stayed level for a full minute at Hartlepool before Kevin Henderson fired home after Mike Pollitt had saved Lee Fitzpatrick's deflected shot. The visitors were soon back on level terms though as former Darlington centre-back Steve Tutill bagged his first goal for his new club. Nicky Laws' team continued to grow in confidence and, although an end-to-end game appeared to heading towards a draw, they secured a deserved victory. Subs Jonathan Howard and Roger Willis combined for Willis to convert Chesterfield's second headed goal.

Goals:

Kevin Henderson 1 G

Goals:

Steve Tutill 7 G
Roger Willis 77 G

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

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mike Pollitt
Defender Michael Simpkins
Defender/Centre back Steve Blatherwick
Defender/Centre back Ian Breckin
Defender/Centre back Steve Tutill
Midfielder Marcus Ebdon
Midfielder Sean Parrish
Midfielder Lee Richardson
Midfielder Ryan Williams
Forward Luke Beckett
Forward David Reeves

Substitutions:

Craig Midgley for Lee Fitzpatrick 78
Sam Shilton for James Sharp 80
Andy McAvoy for Tony Lormor 85

Substitutions:

Roger Willis for Lee Richardson 66
Jon Howard for David Reeves 76

Cards:

Cards:

Michael Simpkins 48 Y
David Reeves 72 Y

On the bench:

Midfielder Andy McAvoy
Midfielder Sam Shilton
Forward Craig Midgley

On the bench:

Forward Jon Howard
Forward Roger Willis

Comments:

Only Manchester City could boast a better record than Pool's 16 home wins last term, so this reverse in the Victoria Park 2000/01 curtain raiser was particularly disappointing.