FA Cup - Second Round
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Hartlepool United 1-1 Coventry City

Hartlepool came from behind against Coventry to earn a well-deserved draw and a second-round FA Cup replay.

Carl Baker opened the scoring for the visitors with a brilliantly-taken volley from Franck Moussa's lay-off.

The home side were on top in the second half and Simon Walton could only shoot straight at goalkeeper Joe Murphy with a free-kick from just outside the area.

But their equaliser came as Jonathan Franks chipped the ball in to Andy Monkhouse who powered home a header.

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Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I thought we started particularly well. We came out of the traps aggressively, controlled the game and scored a wonderful goal.

"Credit to Hartlepool, it was always going to be a difficult afternoon, and we were forced back.

"Our players gave everything. We found the way to get a result. It wasn't the win we wanted or our travelling support wanted, but we're still in the Cup, with a home game now, so there are plus points.

"We were put under a lot of pressure and for the vast majority of the game we put up with it, and we showed as good determination not to get beaten.

"No complaints about the result. I thought it was fair."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 2Austin
  • 8WaltonSubstituted forWalkerat 83'minutes
  • 6Baldwin
  • 35Burgess
  • 14ComptonSubstituted forFranksat 63'minutes
  • 4Dolan
  • 33James
  • 10PooleSubstituted forSweeneyat 45'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 7Franks
  • 13Rafferty
  • 15Sweeney
  • 19Richards
  • 23Rodney
  • 38Walker

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Christie
  • 3Adams
  • 6C Thomas
  • 15SeaborneBooked at 57mins
  • 24Clarke
  • 8Baker
  • 4Webster
  • 17DanielsBooked at 73mins
  • 7Fleck
  • 14MoussaSubstituted forBaker-Richardsonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Burge
  • 16Barton
  • 18Phillips
  • 30Garner
  • 31Haynes
  • 33Maund
  • 38Baker-Richardson
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
2,898

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Coventry City 1.
Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Andy Monkhouse.
Attempt blocked. Courtney Baker-Richardson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).
Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).
Offside, Coventry City. John Fleck tries a through ball, but Carl Baker is caught offside.
Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).
Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Simon Walton.
Attempt missed. Courtney Baker-Richardson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Billy Daniels.
Foul by Antony Sweeney (Hartlepool United).
Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Matthew Dolan with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.
Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Coventry City 1. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Franks with a cross following a fast break.
Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).
Conor Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Offside, Coventry City. Daniel Seaborne tries a through ball, but Courtney Baker-Richardson is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Andy Webster.
Attempt blocked. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Offside, Hartlepool United. Simon Walton tries a through ball, but Luke James is caught offside.

Booking

Billy Daniels (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Courtney Baker-Richardson replaces Franck Moussa.
Foul by Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United).
Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Dolan with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).
Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Jack Compton.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
Attempt blocked. Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neil Austin.
Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Billy Daniels.
Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Clarke with a cross.
Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Dolan with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).
Attempt saved. Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).
Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).
Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).
Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Coventry City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Antony Sweeney replaces James Poole.
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