vs. Oldham Athletic
All matches in 1960/61

Match Details

Saturday, 15th April 1961
The Victoria Ground, Hartlepool
1960/61 Football League Division Four
Match 43 of 46
Folland 29', 31', 76', 80', 86' 
Robinson 2' 
Attendance: 4078
Ref: Not known
GOAL: Bobby Folland (5-1) GOAL: Bobby Folland (4-1) GOAL: Bobby Folland (3-1) GOAL: Bobby Folland (2-1) GOAL: Bobby Folland (1-1) GOAL: Keith Robinson (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off GOAL: Bobby Folland (5-1) GOAL: Bobby Folland (4-1) GOAL: Bobby Folland (3-1) GOAL: Bobby Folland (2-1) GOAL: Bobby Folland (1-1) GOAL: Keith Robinson (0-1) Full time 75 min 60 min Half time 30 min 15 min Kick-off

Match Report

Rock-bottom Pools ran out at the Victoria Ground looking to build on the previous home game that had seen 19 year old Barry Parkes score a hat-trick in a 4-2 victory over Northampton Town. The visiting Oldham side boasted the talents of former Manchester City stars Bobby Johnstone and Bill Spurdle.

The game started badly for Pools, with Oldham striker ROBINSON putting the vistors ahead after just two minutes, but the Pools side didn`t allow their heads to drop and they caused the Latics defence all kinds of problems, particlurly down the left flank, where Parkes and Harry Godbold were producing some wonderful interplay. Just before the half-hour mark those two combined and Parkes`s cross was headed home by Bobby FOLLAND for a deserved equaliser. Two minutes later and Pools had turned the game around. Once again it was Parkes who crossed from the left and his low centre was smashed home by FOLLAND and Pools led at half-time.

After the break, Oldham came more into the game and Pools, hampered by an injury to Tommy Burlison, struggled to hang on to their lead. But on the occasions when Pools did look dangerous, it was invariably Folland who looked like adding to the lead. Hardie, the Oldham keeper, had to be at his best to produce a wonderful save to deny Folland his hat-trick, and the centre-forward also crashed a shot against the post. But he would not be denied forever. With a quarter of an hour remaining, FOLLAND latched on to a goal kick from Joe Wilkinson and beat Hardie from the edge of the area. At this point Oldham were beaten and the in-form trio of Parkes, Godbold and Folland tore them apart. With ten minutes left, Godbold darted into the area and cut the ball back for FOLLAND to sweep home. Finally, after 86 minutes Parkes and Godbold produced another dazzling piece of interplay down the left and Godbold`s inch-perfect cross was volleyed in by FOLLAND.

Folland`s five goals doubled his tally for the season and equalled Harry Simmons`s 30-year-old scoring record for a single league game. With a bottom-four finish already assured, a confident Pools side could now look to build on this result in the three remaining fixtures and try to avoid a rock-bottom finish for the second successive season.


Manager: Bill Robinson
9010000901-1 flag flag0011Joe Wilkinson
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Ken Waugh
9030000901-1 flag flag0013Ken Jones
9040000901-1 flag flag0014Jimmy Cain
9050000901-1 flag flag0015George Lackenby
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Tommy Burlison
9070000901-1 flag flag0017Clive Bircham
9080000901-1 flag flag0018Ken Johnson
9095000901-1 flag flag0019Bobby Folland
90100000901-1 flag flag00110Barry Parkes
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Harry Godbold
Manager: Not known
9010000901-1 flag flag0021John Hardie
9020000901-1 flag flag0012Ken Branagan
9030000901-1 flag flag0013John McCue
9040000901-1 flag flag0024Sandy Wann
9050000901-1 flag flag1095Bill Spurdle
9060000901-1 flag flag0016Peter Phoenix
9070000901-1 flag flag0017John Bazley
9080000901-1 flag flag0028Jimmy Frizzell
9091000901-1 flag flag0019Keith Robinson
90100000901-1 flag flag00210Bobby Johnstone
90110000901-1 flag flag00111Billy O'Loughlin
  AgeThis CompAll Comps
10390400     1  flag flag0011Joe Wilkinson26y 128d00
2017401830     1  flag flag0012Ken Waugh27y 252d00
30120120     1  flag flag0013Ken Jones24y 196d00
40130140     1  flag flag0014Jimmy Cain27y 107d00
50420440     1  flag flag0015George Lackenby29y 328d00
60570600     1  flag flag0016Tommy Burlison24y 327d11
70430450     1  flag flag0017Clive Bircham21y 220d55
8029903220     1  flag flag0018Ken Johnson30y 59d8995
95150150     1  flag flag0019Bobby Folland20y 133d
1008080     1  flag flag00110Barry Parkes21y 84d44
110140140     1  flag flag00111Harry Godbold22y 74d44
Average age of starting eleven = 25y 41d

League Table