Hull City v Plymouth Argyle, 19 August 2000

Score1-1
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueBoothferry Park
Attendance5,431
Having lost their opening fixture at Blackpool to two late goals, Hull's players slumped to the ground as Martin Gritton snatched a last ditch point in the 2000/01 Boothferry Park curtain raiser. Brian Little's Tigers dominated from start to finish but only had Theo Whitmore's goal to show for their efforts. The Jamaican maestro - who had only returned to England previous day after international duty - latched on to John Eyre's calculated pass to beat keeper Sheffield with a low right-foot shot. City continued to push forward after the interval and it was Whitmore who produced their best effort. An audacious 20 yard lob was brilliantly tipped over by the Pilgrims goalie. Although Kevin Hodges' disappointed, they never dropped their heads and finally struck three minutes into stoppage time. Wayne O'Sullivan's deep cross from the right was knocked back by Terry Fleming for sub Gritton to drive home through a crowd of Tigers.

Goals:

Theo Whitmore 16 G

Goals:

Martin Gritton 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Lee Bracey
Defender Mike Edwards
Defender Ian Goodison
Defender/Centre back Justin Whittle
Defender/Midfielder Mark Greaves
Defender/Midfielder Steve Harper
Defender/Midfielder Steve Swales
Midfielder Lee Philpott
Midfielder Theo Whitmore
Forward John Eyre
Forward Jamie Wood

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jon Sheffield
Defender Wayne O'Sullivan
Defender/Centre back Adam Barrett
Defender/Midfielder Paul Wotton
Defender/Left back Jon Beswetherick
Midfielder Martin Barlow
Midfielder Terry Fleming
Midfielder Martin Phillips
Forward Steve Guinan
Forward Sean McCarthy
Forward Lee Phillips

Substitutions:

David Brightwell for Steve Harper 7
David Brown for John Eyre 75
Jason Harris for Jamie Wood 78

Substitutions:

Craig Taylor for Sean McCarthy 68
Martin Gritton for Lee Phillips 75
Ian Stonebridge for Steve Guinan 84

Cards:

Cards:

Paul Wotton 11 Y
Sean McCarthy 29 Y

On the bench:

Defender/Centre back David Brightwell
Forward David Brown
Forward Jason Harris

On the bench:

Defender/Centre back Craig Taylor
Forward Martin Gritton
Forward Ian Stonebridge

Comments:

David Brightwell made his Hull City debut when he replaced the injured Steve Harper

Comments:

On their 27th visit,today Plymouth became Hull's most regular League opposition at Boothferry Park