vs. Mansfield Town
All matches in 1936/37

Match Details

Saturday, 23rd January 1937
Field Mill, Mansfield
1936/37 Football League Division Three (North)
Match 25 of 42
MANSFIELD TOWN(3)8
Harston 12', 18', 46', 49', 60', 64', 83', Rattray 29' 
HARTLEPOOLS UNITED(1)2
Proctor 32'(p), Wigham 65' 
Attendance: 2696
Ref: Not known
GOAL: Ted Harston (8-2) GOAL: Ted Harston (7-1) GOAL: Ted Harston (6-1) GOAL: Ted Harston (5-1) GOAL: Ted Harston (4-1) GOAL: Charlie Rattray (3-0) GOAL: Ted Harston (2-0) GOAL: Ted Harston (1-0) GOAL: Johnny Wigham (7-2) GOAL: Jack Proctor (3-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Ted Harston (8-2) GOAL: Ted Harston (7-1) GOAL: Ted Harston (6-1) GOAL: Ted Harston (5-1) GOAL: Ted Harston (4-1) GOAL: Charlie Rattray (3-0) GOAL: Ted Harston (2-0) GOAL: Ted Harston (1-0) GOAL: Johnny Wigham (7-2) GOAL: Jack Proctor (3-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Pools travelled to Nottinghamshire in confident mood having won their previous two games, scoring eleven times in the process. Manager Jimmy Hamilton unsurprisingly named an unchanged side and they took to the rain-soaked field fully aware of who the dangerman was. Mansfield`s Ted Harston had already scored 28 times in the league that season, including five hat-tricks. Within 20 minutes, HARSTON had taken his total to 30. First he ran clear of the defence to finish well past Bill Moore. Then, just six minutes later he accepted a pass from Charlie Rattray, sold Moore a dummy and walked the ball in. Within half an hour it was three, as RATTRAY finished off a cross from the left. Jack PROCTOR pulled a goal back from the penalty spot, but it was the hosts who finished the half on top, and Moore saved well to deny Harston a first half hat-trick. He wouldn`t be denied for long!

Within five minutes of the restart HARSTON finished off a pass from Jack Roy, and then sprinted clear to score his fourth. A shell-shocked Pools tried to get back into the game but Jim McCambridge and Johnny Wigham were getting little change out of the Stags defence. Having watched some of his teammates miss good chances, HARSTON showed them how it was done, finishing clinically from Roy`s pass. Pools goalkeeper Moore was injured in the buildup to the goal and could do little when Atkinson set up HARSTON to score his sixth and Mansfield`s seventh just four minutes later. With 25 minutes remaining WIGHAM got on the scoresheet but it was little consolation. Moore then left the field injured with Dick Hardy taking his place in goal. Perhaps buoyed by Wigham`s goal, Pools mounted a few attacks with McCambridge at the centre of most of them. But they failed to score again, and it was left to HARSTON to round off the scoring when he collected a pass from Rattray and beat Hardy with ease.

A terrible day for Pools, but a glorious one for the excellent Harston. He would eventually score 55 goals that season, and a staggering 81 in just 70 league games for the Stags. Thankfully for Pools they would not have to face him again, as he was transferred to Liverpool in the summer.

Teams

MANSFIELD TOWN
Manager: Not known
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0001Daniel Black
9020000901-1 flag flag0002Ted Vaux
9030000901-1 flag flag0003Reg Bungay
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Alf Brown
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Ernie Hart
9060000901-1 flag flag0006Leonard Wood
9071000901-1 flag flag0017Charlie Rattray
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Arthur Atkinson
9097000901-1 flag flag0019Ted Harston
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Alf Horne
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Jack Roy
HARTLEPOOLS UNITED
Manager: Jimmy Hamilton
             
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Bill Moore
9021000901-1 flag flag0012Jack Proctor
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Bill Allison
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Reg Hill
9050000901-1 flag flag0015Dick Hardy
9060000901-1 flag flag0006Sam Graham
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Jack Scott
9081000901-1 flag flag0018Johnny Wigham
9090000901-1 flag flag0059Jim McCambridge
90100000901-1 flag flag00210Alec Robertson
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Eddie Self
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
GamesGoalsGamesGoals
10130130     1  flag flag0011Bill Moore 00
219901170     1  flag flag0012Jack Proctor 
30590710     1  flag flag0013Bill Allison29y 10d00
4013801560     1  flag flag0014Reg Hill 55
5013901560     1  flag flag0015Dick Hardy23y 330d2627
606060     1  flag flag0006Sam Graham 00
70190230     1  flag flag0017Jack Scott28y 353d78
8118502060     1  flag flag0018Johnny Wigham 
903030     1  flag flag0059Jim McCambridge31y 121d44
100490610     1  flag flag00210Alec Robertson 1115
110230260     1  flag flag00111Eddie Self24y 299d25
Average age of starting eleven = Not known

League Table

PPts
6Oldham2330
7HARTLEPOOL2427
8Mansfield2426
9Halifax2426
PPts
6Port Vale2731
7Mansfield2528
8Wrexham2427
9HARTLEPOOL2527
10Halifax2527