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Cook Inspires Pools Reserves To Leeds Fightback

Cook Inspires Pools Reserves To Leeds Fightback

Hartlepool United Reserves fought back from 2 goals down to draw with their Leeds counterparts to a draw at Elland Road last night.

A strong Leeds side went ahead after 15 minutes when Tresor Kandol put the ball past Pools keeper Mark Cook at the second attempt.

The home side doubled their lead soon after as Kandol grabbed his second of the night. Enoch Showunmi made a good run down the left wing before pulling it back for Kandol to slot home.

Pools pulled one back at the start of the second half when Billy Greulich fired past Frank Fielding in the Leeds goal. Keeper Mark Cook was the hero for Pools as he kept out efforts from Showunmi, William Hatfield and Mike Grella before Pools grabbed an equaliser.

After Showunmi gave away possession in Pools half, Ritchie Jones picked up the ball before a surging run through the home defence and a smart finish to bring the sides level.

FT: Leeds Reserves 2 Hartlepool Reserves 2

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Leeds: Fielding, Darville, Milne (Booker 46), White, Flakingham, Hatfield, Williams, Robinson (Hotchkiss 40), Showunmi, Kandol (Payne 65), Grella.
Subs not used: Jones, Whitwell.

Pools: Cook, Purvis, Cherel, Haslam, Fredriksen, Larkin, Jones, Rowell (Power 78), Bjornsson, Greulich (Tymon 87), McSweeney.
Subs not used: Thomas, Sharples, Foley.

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Date:Wednesday October 14 2009
Time: 10:00AM


How old is Cook? He looks he's 17 there!
14/10/2009 14:10:00
21 I think. We have 2 good keepers here, is that Thomas guy any good?
14/10/2009 19:15:00
That photo is from when he was at newcastle so hes going to look quite young. Thomas i think is a mystery isnt he hes only a Youth Player.
14/10/2009 20:23:00
Well spotted thepooliedoctor, that photo is about 2 and a bit years old so he was 18 in that photo, 21 now.
14/10/2009 20:52:00
Im the kind of sad act that can tell these kind of things!
14/10/2009 23:09:00
You're not a sad act - I think a lot of us saw it and put two and two together and got the customary 4. Or was that 5? Is there any place for a theoretical conversation about synergy on the Vital Board? I think the answer will be a resounding NO!
15/10/2009 12:22:00
Was it the design at the top of his keepers top that gave it away? Definitely addidas.
15/10/2009 12:30:00
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